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  • Item #: 046862
    ISBN: 9780060537111
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    Presents 12 poems about Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky. Includes "The First Thanksgiving," "When Daddy Carves the Turkey," "Leftovers" and more. Some poems are serious, others quite funny!

  • Item #: 055030
    ISBN: 9781930900639
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    Today is Thanksgiving, and young Maggie is visiting her grandmother. Every year, Grandmother invites a guest for Thanksgiving dinner, and she encourages Maggie to do the same. "Ask someone poor or lonely," instructions Grandmother. Grandmother's guest is the elegant, lonely Mr. Horace, who is staying at the Town Hotel. Maggie's guest is the unsavory, eccentric Mr. Whiskers, much to Grandmother's dismay! What will happen at Thanksgiving dinner this year? This charming, humorous tale has entertained families since its publication in 1971, and we are pleased that it's back in print after a long absence. Only a secret in the story, the recipe for Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread is located on the back of the book. By Wende and Harry Devlin, 32 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 035991
    ISBN: 9781557091352
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    "Many years ago, up among the New Hampshire hills lived Farmer Bassett, with a house full of sturdy sons and daughters growing up about him." So begins this delightful holiday story. It is the day before Thanksgiving, and the whole family is preparing for the feast! However, sad news comes that Grandma is ailing, and Farmer and Mother Bassett quickly depart to care for her. The children are left to manage the farm, and the older daughters decide to take charge of preparing the Thanksgiving meal without their mother. This touching story is filled with many mishaps that will bring a smile to your face and good deeds that will inspire your whole family. This little book by Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women) is a wonderful story to read to your children on Thanksgiving day or just for a good read. 62 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 049176
    ISBN: 9780979803918
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    Now here is some great American history: a vivid story of the Separatists and the first year in the New World! With a commitment to truth, as best it can be determined – avoiding both traditional myths and political correctness – this author tells the story in an interesting and engaging style. When necessary to fill in some information gaps, he scrupulously resorts to qualifiers such as "probably" or "may have." It may be this commitment to historical accuracy that makes the book so fascinating. As we read along, we're engaging in the process of discovery, led by the author. Because of its importance to the overall story, the complex history of the British throne prior to 1620 is also told in simple and easy-to-understand terms. The author documents many of his sources at the back of the book. This is a fascinating read. 291 pgs, pb ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 065093
    ISBN: 9781892033970
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  • Item #: 055230
    ISBN: 9780064438506
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    This is the story of the landing of the Pilgrims, life in the New World and preparations for the first Thanksgiving, told in a pleasant-to-read poetry form. Other than a historical note in the frontispiece, it's light on details, but full of wonderful illustrations that tell the story as well as the words do. Throughout, the story captures the essence of the Pilgrims' daily life as well as their attitude of gratefulness to God. Too often these days it seems that the Pilgrims are misunderstood, so this book comes as a breath of fresh air. I can see your little ones asking for this one to be read to them multiple times during the Thanksgiving season. ~30 pgs, pb. – Chad

  • Item #: 020722
    ISBN: 9781887456005
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    I love reading about the guiding hand of God in our nation's history. I find the story fascinating and the men of faith and conviction inspiring. This book is written in the same vein. Based on the assumption that all of history is providential, we learn how God's presence was evident at our nation's founding in the hearts and minds of the men who fought for independence and framed the Constitution. The book opens with an overview of geography and ancient history before moving to American history. A portion of the book is devoted to the history of education in our country. Later chapters focus on our decline as a nation, and a reconstructionist view is presented for bringing our nation back to what the authors believe God wants it to be. This book is used as a teacher resource for the Beautiful Feet American history studies. Lots of pictures and illustrations. 300 pgs.

    If you want to dig a little deeper into source documents referred to in America's Providential History, get the accompanying Documentary Sourcebook. Inspiring in its own right, this book includes speeches and documents that portray the Christian influence in the founding and history of our nation. A sampling of the offerings in this book includes excerpts from Columbus' Journal of His First Voyage, Fast and Thanksgiving Days of New England, Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, Washington's Farewell Address, excerpts from Democracy in America, the 1853 report from the Senate Judiciary Committee about the importance of congressional chaplains. 136 pg, pb.

    For ease of tying these two books together, consider the Teacher's Guide, which includes: APH chapter outlines; study questions for each of the 18 chapters, with answers; three exams, with answers; and a list of books for further study. 102 pgs, pb. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 043501
    ISBN: 9780688162801
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    Discover the true meaning of Thanksgiving right along with Molly, a Russian refugee. Molly doesn't look like the other children at school and her English isn't very good, making her the subject of much teasing. To make matters worse, her mother makes her doll for their Thanksgiving project look more like a Russian refugee than a New England Pilgrim. However, that tiny little doll is exactly what she needed to show her classmates that she is a modern day Pilgrim, too! The detailed pencil artwork beautifully portrays the main points of the tale. A thought-provoking story that would be great to read aloud to your children and discuss. Pb, 28 pgs. – elise

    The best books written to entertain young children have to contain text that is somewhat interactive, an interesting storyline, and a problem situation that most children can identify. This book must have had all the ingredients, because it was one of our absolute favorites when we were very young. Throughout the book, Grover (of Sesame Street fame) continues to panic because the title suggests that there is going to be a monster waiting for him at the end of the book. He attempts various constructions to halt the "page-turning" that will inevitably bring the monster closer, and as the pages are turned, the book turns into a bigger and bigger mess. Of course, the end is a surprise for kids, and continues to delight them every time the story is read. If you don't have this Little Golden Book already, I highly recommend it - may yours become as dog-eared as ours! - Jess

  • Item #: 019454
    ISBN: 9780471136026
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    I believe if there's one way to instantly improve anything, it's to add food! This book has exactly the right idea. Instead of just reading your way through history, why not eat through it? Beginning with the first Thanksgiving, you can cook representative foods from colonial times, Louisiana territory, the Alamo, pioneer times, plantation life, the transcontinental railroad days, the Victorian era, the twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the fifties, the sixties and seventies, and finally the eighties and nineties. Each time period has around four pages of brief, informative history reading (complete with humorous illustrations) and then gets down to the recipes. (Getting started cooking pages with tips are included in the very beginning.) Key terms in the history reading are in bold, and there are fun food facts to read from that time period. The recipes are great symbols of the time periods. For example, after reading about "Remember the Alamo!", students can make tacos, Texas ribs, and meatless chili. When you are studying about plantation life, it won't do but to fix up a plate of fried chicken wings, corn bread, and sweet potato pie, with a peaches and cream sundae on the side. From first Thanksgiving golden harvest pumpkin bread, to colonial clam chowder all the way to nineties blueberry muffins, this is one U.S. history study the whole family will join you for. - Melissa

  • Item #: 027714
    ISBN: 9780743296281
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    If you found high school American history bland, but you actually enjoy reading about history, you will thoroughly enjoy this book – and chances are your student will too. Author James W. Loewen, a college history professor, wrote this after realizing that all his incoming freshman students regurgitated the same bland (and sometimes inaccurate) facts about American history. He then surveyed twelve popular American history high school textbooks digging for answers, and noted how different events in history were presented and what was (and was not) covered. His conclusion was that history textbooks tend to present history as a "fixed" story instead of "best-guess research," and leave out details which readers may find offensive or even thought-provoking. In twelve chapters, he covers topics like "heroification" in history, Christopher Columbus' expeditions to America, early settlement, the existing Native American population and what interactions between Europeans and Native Americans were really like, the invisibility of racism in textbooks and conversely, the invisibility of anti-racism. He also dips into what students are taught about the government, why recent history is often left out, and why history is taught this way. For each chapter, he draws upon primary source documents (some commonly available, like Las Casas' writings on Columbus) and the research of historians to present a more balanced account of history. Yes, it is disappointing at times to read about our "historical heroes," and see them as human. On the other hand, I have to say that his treatment of these events is usually very fair. In the chapter on Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, I braced myself to read some very harsh criticism of the Pilgrims, yet, I did not find it. It was a much more even treatment of the Pilgrims than I have read in many other recently-published history books. Throughout each topic covered, the author asks why students are not taught certain facts about history. He argues that a more balanced view, the inclusion of more theories and questions historians are currently asking, as well as a more "human" treatment of people throughout history will add interest – not turn students off to history. As a homeschooler, I would add that because we have more control over what history we absorb, some of these insights will not come as a surprise – especially to those who delve into period texts and primary source documents. Also, because this book was written in 1995, I think it has already had an impact on the way textbooks and even supplementary books are written. Unfortunately, this often seems to mean that the authors take a different biased approach, writing from an anti-white or anti-European viewpoint, or judging events standing solidly in present times and attitudes, always looking backwards. If your student is mature and interested in history, they will enjoy this book – and you will probably enjoy reading it along with them. The discussion raised would be terrific! However, there may be portions you find offensive, although, as I have mentioned above, the author does not come off as angry and biased, as you will find in many other modern histories. 383 pgs, pb. – Jess