Thursday, November 21, 2013

Books for Thanksgiving

Looking for something to get you in the spirit of Thanksgiving?  Try one of these...

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet

Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant balloons will fill the skies for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"?  Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! 

Thank You, Sarah: the Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson

Relates how Sarah Hale, a magazine editor and author, persuaded President Lincoln to transform Thanksgiving Day into a national holiday.

Who Stole Grandma's Million-Dollar Pumpkin Pie? by Martha Freeman

When the recipe for his grandmother's famous pumpkin pie is suddenly missing just before Thanksgiving Day, Alex and his friend Yasmeen try to solve the mystery of its disappearance.

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