Yeah, I know – it’s the day after Thanksgiving. Which means you’re probably anxious to get to a sale (or maybe you’re standing in a line and reading this) or you’re getting ready to retrieve your holiday decorations from the rafter, or staring in mute despair at the stack of dishes from last evening’s feast…
And I want to try to talk about books?! Am I crazy? Nah… I’ll even keep this blog post short, but I promise to post a new article every Friday…so here goes. One more book that you might want to add to your children’s history book shelf – for Thanksgiving next year or their history studies.
The Book: The Pilgrims at Plymouth
Title: The Pilgrims at Plymouth
Author: Lucille Recht Penner Continue reading →
Frustrated by over-simplified illustrations or cartoon figures in some kid’s history books? No fear of that with this Thanksgiving book! This one is a wonderful, authentic reproduction of the “First Thanksgiving Feast.”
Today’s feature book was produced with the cooperation of Plimoth Plantation – a wonderful living history and research center in Plymouth, Massachusetts. With wonderful photographs and both sides of the harvest feast story (Pilgrim and Native American), this book should be a favorite with kids…and adults.
The Book: Giving Thanks
Title: Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast
Author: Kate Waters
Photographer: Russ Kendall Continue reading →
Continuing with our list of favorite children’s picture books for the Thanksgiving season, here’s one that my mom read to me. It remains one of my all-time favorites, and stands the test of historical scrutiny remarkably well. I just love it when an author takes the time to really research – even if it’s just for a kid’s book!
The Book: Three Young Pilgrims
Title: Three Young Pilgrims
Author & Illustrator: Cheryl Harness Continue reading →
This November, I thought we’d do something different for our theme of the month. I’ve rounded-up my four favorite picture books about the Pilgrims of Plymouth and will share the book and why it’s on our “top four” list. These are the books I’ve read to siblings, students at living history days, and young cousins on Thanksgiving Day. They’re a great investment to entertain and educate the youngsters in your life. (And who doesn’t love great artwork and short, memorable stories!)
If you’re looking for purely historical blog posts about the Pilgrims (AKA Separatists and Strangers) check-out our archive from 2015!
Let’s head to the picture book shelf and see what we can learn and enjoy from “kid’s books.” Continue reading →
Here it is: the booklist to get ready for “A Week in Ireland on Gazette665.”
I’ve raided our bookshelves and borrowed a few other books from the local library and now present you with “10 Books About Ireland” Booklist.
10 Books About Ireland
It’s a compilation of children/family friendly books including picture books, books about the country of Ireland, Irish history, and historical fiction.
P.S. You can find your St. Patrick’s Day history and craft HERE. And, of course, lots of Irish history on the blog next week.