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Thanksgiving–A Harvest Celebration

Thanksgiving—A Harvest Celebration Written by Julie Stiegemeyer            Illustrated by Renné Benoit   Published by Concordia Publishing House in 2003   Thanksgiving—A Harvest Celebration is a nonfiction picture book about the Pilgrims’ journey to the New World, their first year…

Thanksgiving Part 3

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!    Psalm 117:8, 15, 21, 31 (NKJV) How many wonderful works of the LORD’s goodness can you name in 15 seconds? No pre-planning. No “warming up.” Just set the timer…

The Very First Thanksgiving Day

The Very First Thanksgiving Day Written by Rhonda Gowler Greene               Illustrated by Susan Gaber   The Very First Thanksgiving Day is a rhyming picture book that shows young readers the story of the first Thanksgiving celebration in the New World. The illustrations are beautiful….

THANKSGIVING Part 2

It is good to give thanks to the LORD.  Psalm 92:1 NKJV Have you ever thought about how exactly giving God thanks is good? It is surely good for God because it brings Him pleasure when we turn our thoughts toward Him. It brings…

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving         by Dav Pilkey Published by Orchard Books of Scholastic Inc in 1990. Yes, Dav Pilkey of Captain Underpants fame has given elementary aged kids another good laugh. ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving is a ridiculous look at a class…

Thanksgiving Day at Our House

Thanksgiving Day at Our House: Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young Written by Nancy White Carlstrom           Illustrated by R. W. Alley Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in 1999 In Thanksgiving Day at Our House fifteen cute poems dance with colorful,…

THANKSGIVING Part 1

November is a season of thanksgiving in our country. For Christians it is our yearly opportunity to give thanks to God, and our yearly reminder to live with gratitude to God and to other people every day of the year. For the next few…

Fall Board Books

ON MY SHELF I also have a small collection of board books about fall and the Thanksgiving holiday. They are all bright and inviting replete with the warm colors of fall on every page. Each one creates a wonderful opportunity for curling up with…

Writer’s Market Guides

Writer’s market guides abound! They are very useful when researching periodical and book markets for your manuscripts. Their formats vary, but they all include valuable information–much more than just a list of publishers. All include helpful indices, information about agents, articles about writing, submitting,…

The Runaway Pumpkin

  The Runaway Pumpkin   by Kevin Lewis      illustrated by S.D.Schindler Published by Orchard Books in 2003 Re-published by Scholastic in 2008   If you want a good laugh, if your kids need a giggle, read The Runaway Pumpkin aloud to them. But you’d better practice in front…

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