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5 THANKSGIVING BOOKS FOR THE LITTLE ONES IN YOUR LIFE



These are Thanksgiving books for counting and books for thankfulness. Books for babies, preschoolers, and older children who can take a bit more chew. So, whether your baby is tiny or not, here are a few Thanksgiving books for the little ones.





Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George by H.A. Rey (Baby - 3 years)


Today is Thanksgiving and George is so excited! He loves everything about the holiday--from the parade with music, jugglers, and big balloons to the delicious turkey shared with family and friends. But even on Thanksgiving, the curious little monkey manages to stir up some trouble! Follow George through his Thanksgiving adventures with the short poems in this board book. The fun, tabbed pages are perfect for little fingers!


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I Love to Gobble You Up! by Sandra Magsamen (5 - 6 years)


The just-right book for a Thanksgiving cuddle, this gently refreshed Sandra Magsamen title is perfect for reminding your little turkey just how loved they are. Features sturdy board pages and soft, tactile turkey "feathers" made of real felt.


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Llama Llama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney (Preschool and up)


In Llama Llama Gives Thanks, it's Thanksgiving time for Llama Llama and his family! That means yummy foods and autumn leaves and being thankful for everything from pumpkin pies to blue skies. Thanksgiving may only come once a year, but in Llama's family, giving thanks is always here!


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The Trip to the Pumpkin Farm: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #11) by Rebecca Elliott (5 - 7 years)


This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!


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Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf (4 - 7 years)


Thanksgiving in the Woods is based on the true story of a family in Upstate New York who has hosted an outdoor Thanksgiving feast in the woods on their farm for over twenty years.


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Bonus! Check out this recipe just in time for the holidays!

Pumpkin Pie Recipe


Ingredients

1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust

3/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 eggs

1 (15 ounce) can LIBBY'S(R) 100% Pure Pumpkin

1 (12 fluid ounce) can NESTLE(R) CARNATION(R) Evaporated Milk


Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs lightly in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Pour into pie shell.

Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F.; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. (Do not freeze as this will cause the crust to separate from the filling.)


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