Monday Children’s Book Reviews for November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving is almost here! Here are some books that will help you get ready.

Paper Crafts for Thanksgiving by Randel McGee

“Explains the significance of Thanksgiving and how to make Thanksgiving-themed crafts out of paper.” Use items such as recycled paper, glue, paint, and scissors to make holiday-themed craft projects including pop-up cards, hats, and decorations.                      [J745.5941 MCGEE]

Katie Saves Thanksgiving by Fran Manushkin

“When a snowstorm causes the power to go out, Katie and her parents think their Thanksgiving dinner with JoJo and Pedro is ruined, but by being a good neighbor, Katie manages to save the day.”          [JE MANUSHKIN]

Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman

“Percy Isaac Gifford’s Official Thanksgiving Decree: I officially command you to eat EVERYTHING you see! Percy knows just what to do to get the most out of this delicious holiday. And so will you if you follow his ten simple rules. From ‘the early bird gets the turkey’ to “life is sweeter when you eat sweets,” his rules will help you eat your way through the big meal. But is there more to Thanksgiving than stuffed turkey and sweet potatoes with marshmallows? See how Percy discovers the true recipe for a perfect Thanksgiving holiday.”           [JPB FRIEDMAN,L]

Thanksgiving: The True Story by Penny Colman

“Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal. But what is the origin of this tradition? Did it really begin when the Pilgrims and Native Americans got together in 1621 in Plymouth,Massachusetts?

“Penny Colman paints a fascinating picture of this cherished American holiday. She examines numerous Thanksgiving claims which were antecedents to the national holiday we celebrate today, raises the turkey question — does everyone eat turkey on Thanksgiving? —and shows Sarah Josepha Hale’s instrumental role in establishing the holiday. Get ready to delve into the rich past of Thanksgiving in an enlightening history that uncovers the true story.”               [J394.2649 COLMAN]

Easy Desserts From Around the World by Heather Alexander

“Learn to cook a variety of different desserts, plus information about the countries they come from, and the special ingredients in each dish.”        [J641.86 ALEXANDER]

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