Books about Family Friends & Turkeys

Here are the books we read in Itsy Bitsy Story Time this November!

I'm a Turkey
I’m A Turkey by Jim Arnosky

I love this book!  It has a number of fascinating facts about turkeys that I did not know until I found it for Story Time!  Fun and clever and not your typical turkey picture book!

Run Turkey Run
Run Turkey Run! by Diane Mayr

Cute and silly, the kids had a lot of fun yelling “run turkey run!” throughout the book.  This is one of many books where the turkey makes a narrow escape.

5 silly turkeys
Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon

Nice hands-on book for babies or young toddlers.  Fun and fast Story Time read.

Families by Ann Morris

Lovely book with gorgeous photos showing all different kinds of families from all over the world.

a family like yours
A Family Like Yours by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

A fun look at different types of families and the different things they like to do.

Together by Hazel Hutchins

I love the beautiful gentle message in this book, and it makes a fun read-aloud guessing game (though as many of the grown-ups pointed out, very few toddler shoes tie with laces any more!).  The illustrations by Alice Priestley are gorgeous.

im a good friend
I’m a Good Friend by David Parker

Very simple text with bright illustrations showing how to be a good friend.  Slightly dated – the telephones have cords – but delightful all the same!

first thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving by Nancy Davis

Adorable lift-the-flap board book with a very simple story about the Pilgrims settling in the New World.

thanksgiving is for giving thanks
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland

Simple rhyming text shows many things young kids would be thankful for including family, pets, books!

Celebrating Thanksgiving
Celebrating Thanksgiving by Joel Kupperstein

Simple with only one line of text per page, this book shows a scene from life during the Pilgrim’s time on the left side of each spread with a corresponding modern-day scene on the right.  Nice way to highlight we are all thankful for the same things now as the pilgrims were then.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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