Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Book Basket

I have a little book basket next to the boys' bunk beds, and every few weeks I rotate the books in it.  They know I get to choose some of their bedtime books throughout the week, but I also include a few of their favorites.  As we get close to holidays, I am trying to add in a few living books related to the holiday.

Off to Plymouth Rock by Dandi Daley Mackall
 A fun little poem that gives a basic overview of the history of Thanksgiving.  We used it during one of our lessons--Building the Mayflower.

 The Story of the Pilgrims by Katherine Ross
A picture book that goes into more detail for younger children.

Samuel Eaton's Day - A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Walters
Learn about the day of a young boy who yearns to prove himself as he works in the fields with the men.  From the hard work to the pride in his accomplishments, this is a book that shows character and strength.  Photography is from a reenactment camp, and is lovely.