Every year people come in the week before Thanksgiving and try to get books about the holiday. Unfortunately, they are all checked out by that time. My advice, check them out early. Here is a list of Thanksgiving books for you to choose from. If you need more, go to www.dentonlibrary.com and search the library catalog for the keywords Thanksgiving Juvenile and several books and DVDs should come up.
This is a great biography of Tony Sarg, the man who first brought balloons to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Personally, those are my favorite parts of the parade. That and the giant turkey who bats his eyes.
Need something for those kids to do while you slave away in the kitchen? Set them up with some of these great crafts! Some are simple, some are complicated, all are fun!
I love Gail Gibbons. She is one of my favorite youth non-fiction authors. She is engaging and fun and the artwork is always great. If you see a book by her, no matter what it is, get it. The Thanksgiving Is… book is amazing.
This alphabet book is a great way to explore the alphabet and learn a little about Thanksgiving. This book is one of many in a series of alphabet books. There is even one for Texas.
We also have a Thanksgiving Story Tote. For those who don’t know, story totes are like storytimes in a box. We put in several books on a theme, a list of songs and fingerplays (with lyrics), a dvd, and usually a puppet. It’s a great way to engage a class, or any child on a topic. And we have lots to choose from.
These are just a few of the books you can get from the Denton Public Library. However, you must put them on hold soon in order to get them before the holiday. Remember, you get them for 3 weeks and so does everyone else!
WyLaina Polk is the manager of the Emily Fowler Central Library and loves the holiday season.