Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)From Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes the perfect Thanksgiving Day picture book. Let's have a parade! Meet the master puppeteer who invented the first balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Melissa Sweet brings to life the inspirational story of the puppeteer who invented the giant balloons floating in the sky during the annual parade celebrating Thanksgiving. The Caldecott Honor artist brilliantly captures the essence of Tony Sarg, a self-taught immigrant with a fascinating imagination. The collage illustrations coupled with Sweet's storytelling portray Sarg's joy in his childhood inventions and his ingenious balloon creations that still bring delight to viewers around the country. This nonfiction illustrated book will capture the hearts of all ages. "This clever marriage of information and illustration soars high." (Kirkus starred review)
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson; Jane Chapman (Illustrator)Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks--a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There's just one problem: Bear's cupboards are bare! What is he to do?
Publication Date: 2023-09-05
Harvest Days by Kate Depalma; Martina Peluso (Illustrator)Explore harvest festivals from around the globe! Lyrical, rhyming text and lush, detailed artwork from Italian artist Martina Peluso immerse young readers in some of the most ancient traditions in the world. Nine pages of rich, educational endnotes dive deep with more information about the 12 cultures explored in the book and invite young readers to ask questions about food and the labor that produces it.
It's Thanksgiving! by Tessa KenanDo you like holidays? Learn all about how and why people celebrate different holidays. Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the traditions and celebrations of the holiday of Thanksgiving. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
Keepunumuk by Danielle Greendeer; Anthony Perry; Alexis Bunten; Garry Meeches (Illustrator)In this Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition, two kids from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of Weeâchumun (corn) and the first Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving story that most Americans know celebrates the Pilgrims. But without members of the Wampanoag tribe who already lived on the land where the Pilgrims settled, the Pilgrims would never have made it through their first winter. And without Weeâchumun (corn), the Native people wouldn't have helped. An important picture book honoring both the history and tradition that surrounds the story of the first Thanksgiving.
Publication Date: 2022-08-02
Squanto's Journey by Joseph Bruchac; Greg Shed (Illustrator)In 1620 an English ship called theMayflowerlanded on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket people, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive in the rugged land they called Plymouth. He showed them how to plant corn, beans, and squash, and how to hunt and fish. And when a good harvest was gathered in the fall, the two peoples feasted together in the spirit of peace and brotherhood. Almost four hundred years later, the tradition continues. . . .