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Books About Gratitude

Help your independent readers learn valuable lessons in gratitude with these fun titles. They'll thank you for the book suggestions!
 
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Giving Tree, The
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $12.79

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Everyday Angel #1: New Beginnings
Series: Everyday Angel, Book #1
by Victoria Schwab

Meet a guardian angel like no other, from a writer like no other: bold rising star, Victoria Schwab, making her whimsical, inspiring, and clever middle-grade debut.

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Paperbacks: $6.29

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Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving, The
by Ann McGovern Illustrated by Elroy Freem

Elroy Freem (the pseudonym of a popular children's book artist) gives this reissue of a favorite story new life. Teachers, parents, and children will give thanks for this easy-to-read, larger format book with lively, full-color illustrations.

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If You Were at the First Thanksgiving
Series: If You
by Anne Kamma Illustrated by Bert Dodson

Nearly half of the fifty-two Pilgrims at the First Thanksgiving were children age sixteen and younger. What was it like being part of the historic harvest festival that inspired our modern holiday? How did the children contribute to the feast? What did they wear? Did they have turkey and pumpkin pie?

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Thanks a Million
by Nikki Grimes Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera
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Andy and the Lion
by James Henry Daugherty Illustrated by James Henry Daugherty
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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
by Chief Jake Swamp Illustrated by Erwin Printup

Based on the Thanksgiving Address of the Iroquois people, the words in this read-aloud book reflect the Native American tradition of greeting the world each morning by giving thanks to all living things.

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