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Thursday, November 13, 2014

12 Picture Books for Thanksgiving

12 Picture Books for Thanksgiving {The Unlikely Homeschool}


For the next couple of weeks, we are forgoing a fictional, chapter-book read-aloud and focusing our afternoon reading time on a handful of Thanksgiving-themed books. Although a few of the books I've chosen are beginner-style chapter books, most are lengthy picture books that give a LIVING look at various facets of the holiday and its beginnings. This is one of my favorite parts of viewing history through a living literature lens instead of a textbook...you get to see a story through many different perspectives and personas.

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Here's my list in alphabetical order...

The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
The Plymouth Colony
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Mayflower!

Need more ideas for a Thanksgiving unit? Be sure to check out my list of all-time-favorite Thanksgiving books and read how I've purposed to keep this holiday un-cluttered.


For more great book suggestions, be sure to head to iHomeschool Network and check out the Massive Guide to Homeschool Reading Lists!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for these posts. I have a 6.5 year old (1st grade) and a 2.5 year old and I love your approach to history with living literature, but I'm not quite sure how to start. Any advice?

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    1. My biggest piece of advice is to start with a great book-list type curriculum like TruthQuest or Beautiful Feet. Once you get the hang of choosing great books and authors and scheduling them chronologically, you can start to veer away from the book list.
      Here is a blog post from my friend, Jimmie. It is an excellent list of the top living literature curriculums on the market.
      http://jimmiescollage.com/2012/08/living-books-curriculum/

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  2. Jamie, do you have any good recommendations for thanksgiving audio books?

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    1. I don't. But, I will make this a reader question on FB today and see what others suggest.

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