For this week, I continued my reading challenge! I wanted my children’s books to be based on Thanksgiving since that is happening this Thursday. Anyways, I hope you enjoy!
Thanksgiving Day by Anne Rockwell
Something I really liked about this book is how much diversity is has. The story talks about different characters that explain what Thanksgiving is and who was involved. The illustrations are cool as well because some are super realistic while others are not.
One Tough Turkey: A Thanksgiving Story by Steven Kroll
This book is a classic. Published in 1982, the illustrations and storyline is pretty general. The story is basically about the turkeys fighting against the humans on Thanksgiving. I thought it was pretty funny.
Today is Thanksgiving by P.K. Hallinan
I really enjoyed this story because it talks about about a type of Thanksgiving that is usually thought of as the norm. I think it was very sweet and I like that there was a rhyming pattern because (for me) it makes it a more enjoyable read!
10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
This book takes the classic “10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.” and fits it to Thanksgiving. I think this book would be great with really little kids because then you could really dance and sing along.
A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman
This is my favorite Thanksgiving book because it was hilarious. When picking our final projects, I picked this one to be included because I like it and I think the kids and put their own personality into their crafts.
This week I finished The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. This book is very controversial because it was banned for quite a while. Just because of the language and the tender story line, I would not use this book in a middle school classroom. While the reading level could be suitable for a middle school student….the story is just to tender in my opinion. Basically the story is about a teenager who is in a mental institution and going through treatment. While I do not think this is suitable for a middle school student, I think it is important to read and understand the history behind it. I would recommend teaching this to a high school student who can handle the language and storyline.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Until next time,