The Thanksgiving Door

10 best books like The Thanksgiving Door (Debby Atwell): A Turkey for Thanksgiving, Cranberry Thanksgiving, Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons', Thanksgiving Is Here!, Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, The Word Collector, All the World

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....
AuthorWende Devlin
Today was Thanksgiving, Grandmother's favorite day of the year. The cooking was done and her famous cranberry bread was cooling on the wooden board. Every year Grandmother invited a guest for dinner and allowed Maggie to do the same. "Ask someone poor or lonely," she always said.

She wasn't...
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...
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'
AuthorEileen Spinelli
Mrs. Tappleton gets up early to prepare the turkey. Mr. Tappleton sets off to buy the pies. Kenny makes the salad, and Jenny mashes the potatoes. Then all the relatives arrive for an enormous Thanksgiving dinner.But this year nothing seems to go right. First the turkey slides down the icy hill and into...
Thanksgiving Is Here!
AuthorDiane Goode
As soon as Maggie's grandma and grandpa get the turkey in the oven, bright and early on Thanksgiving morning, the guests arrive and the commotion begins: glamorous aunts, crying babies, acrobatic cousins, strange dogs, mysterious gifts, romance, friendships, "yackety-yak"ing and, of course,...
AuthorSally M. Walker
Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully examining the fragile skeleton that had been buried there for four hundred years. "He was about fifteen years...
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
AuthorMac Barnett
With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor.

Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing....
AuthorRobert E. Barry
A classic picture book celebrating all the joy a Christmas tree can bring.

Christmas is here and Mr. Willowby's tree has arrived. There's just one big problem: The tree is too tall for his parlor. He cuts off the top so it will fit, and soon the top of that tree is passed along again and again to bring...
The Word Collector
AuthorPeter H. Reynolds
Some people collect stamps.
Some people collect coins.
Some people collect art.
And Jerome?
Jerome collected words . . .

In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- short and sweet words, two-syllable treats,...
All the World
AuthorLiz Garton Scanlon

The artwork in this poem is beautiful. I love how the sky and the sea seem to roil and roll. This is more a poem than a story. It is little scenes of a family and things they do together and each thing they are doing seems to be all the world. It appears this family is on vacation together, possibly. It looks...
AuthorCrockett Johnson
From the treasured creator of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson, comes another adventure for Harold and his magical purple crayon.

Unable to fall asleep one night, Harold uses his purple crayon to create his very own bedtime fairy tale, complete with castles, fairies, flying...
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
AuthorLaurel Snyder
The world is big.
Anna is small.
The snow is
and all around.
But one night . . .
One night, her mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. Anna finds a beauty inside herself that she cannot contain.

So begins the journey of a girl who will one...
Hello Lighthouse
AuthorSophie Blackall
On the highest rock of a tiny island
at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse.
It is built to last forever. Sending its light out to sea.
The fog rolls in, and the fog rolls out.
The waves rise and crash. The wind blows and blows...
This beautiful picture book caught my eye on the Goodreads...
The Rabbit Listened
AuthorCori Doerrfeld
A universal, deeply moving exploration of grief and empathy

With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustrations, The Rabbit Listened is a tender meditation on loss.

When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they...
The Vicious Vet
AuthorM.C. Beaton
After reading many glowing reviews of the Agatha Raisin series, I was pleased to find a copy of this book for 50c at our local thrift store. I just read it in a couple of days, but that does not mean that it was so gripping that I could scarcely put it down. It was because it's not that long a book, and I wanted to...
Don't Touch My Hair!
AuthorSharee Miller
An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair.

It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach for her fluffy curls; and...
Mr. Gumpy's Outing
AuthorJohn Burningham
Mr. Gumpy's Outing is a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner and an American Library Association Notable Children's Book. In England, illustrator John Burningham, with Mr. Gumpy's Outing, became the first artist ever to win England's Kate Greenaway Medal twice.

Mr. Gumpy lives by a river....
Boxes for Katje
AuthorCandace Fleming
Simple seeds of friendship grow into something extraordinary

After World War II there is little left in Katje's town of Olst in Holland. Her family, like most Dutch families, must patch their old worn clothing and go without everyday things like soap and milk. Then one spring morning when the...
AuthorKathleen Krull
Poor Abraham Lincoln! His life was hardly fun at all. A country torn in two by war, citizens who didn’t like him as president, a homely appearance—what could there possibly be to laugh about? And yet he did laugh. Lincoln wasn’t just one of our greatest presidents. He was a comic storyteller and...
Sophie's Squash
AuthorPat Zietlow Miller
This is a beautiful children’s book about a little girl, Sophie, who chooses a squash from a farmer’s market. This squash is the perfect size to hold, to bounce on her knee, to put a face on with marker, to fall in love with. The squash begins to become freckled and less bouncy, and in an effort to heal...
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