Thanksgiving Themed Books for Grands

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. These three books all have a turkey day connection for your grandchild’s fall reading pleasure. Gobble up these titles to share during this season of gratitude.

Five Little Thank Yous coverFive Little Thank-Yous

Author: Cindy Jin

Illustrator: Dawn M. Cardona

Age range: Baby – 5

Who hasn’t made a Thanksgiving turkey using the outline of your hand print. Extra colorful feathers (fingers) are added as needed.  This sturdy board book in the shape of the popular Thanksgiving craft, is just in time for young grands to learn about gratitude. The five thank-yous cover all the basics – family, food, friends, love and how special each person is. A really cute book with colorful illustrations.

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About the author:

Cindy Jin writes and edits books for children. She lives in New York City.

Dawn CardonaAbout the illustrator:

Dawn M. Cardona is a self-taught illustrator who has been cutting out her intricate and playful illustrations by hand since she discovered her love for paper in 2004. She currently lives and works out of her home in Maine.

 

 

Gobble Up Snoopy coverGobble Up, Snoopy!

Author: Charles M. Schultz

Adapted By: May Nakamura

Illustrator: Scott Jeralds

Age range: 5-7

Snoopy is very thankful for his most beloved food bowl! So thankful, that he writes the bowl a thank you letter listing all the reasons he loves the bowl and reminisces about all the memories they share. All the letter writing has made Snoopy very hungry and he hits his supper bowl with a bone, dances around and bangs on the door to get Charlie Brown’s attention. When Snoopy is finally invited into the house, he is surprised with a feast of all his favorite things. Snoopy realizes who he really should be writing a thank you letter to. A great story to remind your grand that although we are grateful for our material possessions, it is the special people in our lives we are most thankful for.

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Charles SchulzAbout the author:

Charles Monroe “Sparky” Schulz was an American cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Peanuts. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. He dies in 2000.

About the adaptor:

May Nakamura writes and edits books for children. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area but now lives in New York City. She really likes eating maple donuts and playing hide and seek (but not at the same time)!

Scott JeraldsAbout the illustrator:

Scott Jeralds is an American animation writer, producer, and director, and comic-book artist. He directed episodes of Krypto the Superdog and The Secret Saturdays. He was also a producer on the shows Static Shock and Krypto the Superdog, and the animated film, Tom and Jerry in Shiver Me Whiskers.

 

 

Turkey Trot Plot coverTurkey Trot Plot

Author: Carolyn Keene

Illustrator: Peter Francis

Age range: 6-9

Almost every city has an annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Nancy Drew’s town is no exception. Nancy, and friends Bess, and George are running in River Heights’ Turkey Trot this year. All the participants are to run in turkey costume in hopes of winning a giant chocolate turkey from the new high end candy shop, Classy Coco. When the prize chocolate turkey goes missing on the day of the race, the Clue Crew (Nancy and pals) spring into action. The book follows the investigation to its surprise conclusion. You’ll have to read the book to find out who-dun-it. A fun book in the Clue Book series.

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About the author:

Carolyn Keene is the pseudonym of the authors of the Nancy Drew mystery stories and The Dana Girls mystery stories, both produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. In addition, the Keene pen name is credited with the Nancy Drew spin-off, River Heights, and the Nancy Drew Notebooks.

Peter FrancisAbout the illustrator:

Peter Francis lives in Brighton, UK, where he spent a number of years as an illustrator for children’s television before turning to books. When not painting in his studio, he enjoys long coastal walks, exploring local history, and growing vegetables.

 

Beeba and Grands Mar 2019About the reviewer:

Jeanette Perkins is the grandmother of two adorable grandsons. She lives in beautiful St Pete Beach, FL. Jeanette is a book and product reviewer for GRAND and is looking forward to reviewing lots of new and useful books and products for all us grandparents.If you have a product for boomer grandparents and or their grandkids, tell us all about it in an email to editor@grandmagazine.com.

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