Cranberry Thanksgiving

10 best books like Cranberry Thanksgiving (Wende Devlin): A Turkey for Thanksgiving, Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, The Rag Coat, Lentil, The Clown of God, Lawrence in the Fall, Nobody Hugs a Cactus, Whistle for Willie, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

A Turkey for Thanksgiving
AuthorEve Bunting
This story is an example of what you say matters. Choosing our words can be a great act of kindness. I know personally that I can get frustrated at how my words come out not as I meant them and someone misunderstands me. Communication is the most difficult thing and choosing our words carefully takes energy....
AuthorLaurie Halse Anderson
We the people of the United States... Almost Lost Thanksgiving Yes. That's right! Way back when "skirts were long and hats were tall" Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care! Thankfully, Sarah Hale appeared. More steadfast than Plymouth Rock, this lady editor knew the holiday...
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
AuthorMarjorie Priceman
Illus. in full color. An apple pie is easy to make...if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This deliciously silly recipe for apple pie takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat....
The Rag Coat
AuthorLauren A. Mills
3.5 Lovely illustrations and a pleasant story that is perhaps a bit too predictable and "full of heart" for its own good about a poor girl whose family cannot afford to buy her a coat--thus, she cannot go to school in the winter--and the kind women who eventually make her a quilted coat of scraps. She can...
AuthorRobert McCloskey
Lentil can’t sing or whistle and he loves music, so he plays the harmonica. The story is set up so that Lentil can save the day with his harmonica. How can someone playing a harmonica save the day, well, it's a great story and you should read it.

I love Robert’s drawings in this story and it’s...
The Clown of God
AuthorTomie dePaola
I found this book at my Uncle's house during our family reunion. He loves clowns and he was also a minister at a big church in North Carolina, so I know that they got this book when my cousin was young because he loves clowns. This also has a religious theme to it so this is like the perfect story for him. So, it...
Lawrence in the Fall
AuthorMatthew Farina
When Lawrence Fox's teacher announces that students will be presenting their collections at show-and-tell, Lawrence realizes he doesn't have anything to share.

Luckily, Papa knows just what to do to help! Together, they venture into the woods. Lawrence is scared at first, but as he grows...
Nobody Hugs a Cactus
AuthorCarter Goodrich
Celebrated artist and lead character designer of Brave, Ratatouille, and Despicable Me, Carter Goodrich, shows that sometimes, even the prickliest people—or the crankiest cacti—need a little love.

Hank is the prickliest cactus in the entire world. He sits in a pot in a window that faces...
Whistle for Willie
AuthorEzra Jack Keats
I love the colors in this books. The backgrounds of pink bricks are so pretty. Amazing colors that jump off the page to this day. It's like Jan Brett, you see a Ezra Jack Keats page of art and you know who it is immediately without knowing the book. It's distinct.

Peter is so lucky. I can't whistle...
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
AuthorLinda Williams
“A splendiferous Halloween story.” — The Horn Book

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the...
AuthorJulia Rawlinson
It's autumn, and Fletcher's favorite tree is slowly changing colors and losing its leaves.

Fletcher is very worried.

He tells the tree he'll help. But when the very last leaf falls to the ground, Fletcher feels as though he's let down his friend . . .

. . . until the first day of...
AuthorLois Ehlert
While I certainly do much enjoy the bright and expressive collage like illustrations (especially of the woodpeckers which just happen to also be my favourite birds), I personally think that it would have been better for Lois Ehlert to have either penned a non-fiction book about sugar maples (and woodpeckers)...
Too Many Pumpkins
AuthorLinda White
What can you do with too many pumpkins?

Rebecca Estelle has hated pumpkins ever since she was a girl when pumpkins were often the only food her family had. When an enormous pumpkin falls off a truck and smashes in her yard, she shovels dirt over the pieces and forgets about them. But those slimy...
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