What happens when you get three book-loving ladies together to chat gratitude and the best Thanksgiving books?

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • there’s just a bit of excitement
  • so Sarah orders a book on air! (We love it when she does that!)
  • and then we end up with a big list of great books like the one below

So join the whole Read Aloud Revival Team – Sarah, Kortney, and Kara- as we chat picture books, pie and our favorite suggestions for instilling gratitude in our children through stories.

Then head to your library or Amazon to stock your book basket full of sweet titles with messages of thanks.

Thanks to all of you for making what we do here at the RAR possible – we are so grateful for YOU.

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Episode 55
Bear Snores On

Bear Snores On

$7.99

FROM SARAH

An absolute delight to read aloud, this rollicking tale of that sleepy bear and his friends is sure to please your small reader. Karma Wilson's text is just perfect!

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Bears's cave fills with animal friends as he sleeps in this classic book from New York Times bestselling team of Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

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The Seven Silly Eaters

The Seven Silly Eaters

$7.99

FROM SARAH

As each new child arrives in the family, the family food requests get more and more complicated, and Mrs. Peters finds herself accommodating more and more tricky appetites. But when her birthday comes, so does a surprise.

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Peter wants only milk, Lucy won’t settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What’s a mother to do?

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This Is My Home, This Is My School

This Is My Home, This Is My School

$18.99

Finally, a homeschooling book! From the wonderful Jonathan Bean, who did an author event with us, a peek inside his own childhood home and school. Look carefully at the illustrations for some fun surprises.

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Cranberry Thanksgiving (Cranberryport)

Cranberry Thanksgiving (Cranberryport)

$18.95

**Description from Amazon: Every year Grandmother invited a guest for Thanksgiving dinner and allowed Maggie to do the same. "Ask someone poor or lonely," she always said. Thanksgiving was Grandmother's favorite day of the year. The cooking was done and her famous cranberry bread was cooling on a wooden board. But she wasn'...

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Too Many Pumpkins

Too Many Pumpkins

$7.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

With countless unwelcome pumpkins to deal with, Rebecca Estelle turns disaster into a celebration. One day, years and years later, white-haired Rebecca was busy not eating pumpkins when--SPLAT--a giant pumpkin fell off an overloaded truck and smashed into her yard.

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Give Thanks to the Lord

Give Thanks to the Lord

$6.99

**Description from Amazon: "The table makes a lovely sight. The food is good, it tastes just right. I savor every, single bite.  I feel so full of love tonight." Celebrate the season in this heartwarming story that references Psalm 92 in tender rhyme from award-winning author Karma Wilson. Told from the point of view of one ...

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A Turkey for Thanksgiving

A Turkey for Thanksgiving

Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn't realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.

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An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
Over the River and Through the Wood
Thanksgiving Is Here!
Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story
Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving
Too Many Turkeys
Last Stop on Market Street
Sophie’s Squash

Sophie’s Squash

$16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot.

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The Thanksgiving Door

The Thanksgiving Door

**Description from Amazon: This beautifully illustrated story reminds everyone that Thanksgiving is about opening one’s heart in welcome to the strangers who become friends and the disappointments that bring unexpected joys.

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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

**Description from Amazon: Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!

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Thank You, Thanksgiving

Thank You, Thanksgiving

$9.95

**Description from Amazon: In this exuberant Thanksgiving story, a little girl goes on a last-minute errand for her mother. Along the way, she thanks all the familiar things she loves—her warm boots, the song of the birds, the pretty clouds in the November sky. And when she gets home from her errand, her family thanks her f...

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Cranberry Halloween (Cranberryport)

Cranberry Halloween (Cranberryport)

$18.95

**Description from Amazon: The citizens of Cranberryport need to raise money for a new dock after theirs is destroyed in a storm. Almost everyone volunteers to help, with Mr. Whiskers offering to keep the money that's raised in his grandfather's moneybox. Cranky Mr. Grape refuses to contribute and insists it's a mistake to tr...

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Cranberry Christmas (Cranberryport)

Cranberry Christmas (Cranberryport)

$18.95

**Description from Amazon: Old Cyrus Grape doesn't like children. And he insists that the skating pond is 'his.' Mr. Whiskers knows this isn't true, but since he can't prove it, there'll be no skating...not even on Christmas Day! That is...unless cleaning Mr. Whiskers' house uncovers some important information. This 1976 clas...

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Cranberry Easter

Cranberry Easter

$15.00

**Description from Amazon: Events at Easter time convince Seth, owner of Cranberryport's general store, that he is needed in town and should change his plans to retire and leave. Includes a recipe for cranberry cobbler.

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Cranberry Summer

Cranberry Summer

$13.95

**Description from Amazon: Mr. Whiskers and Maggie rescue a poor starving donkey left behind by the traveling circus, but since they do not have the funds to support a pet donkey, Grandma involves the whole town in a plan to save her.

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Cranberry Autumn

Cranberry Autumn

$13.95

**Description from Amazon: A search of Grandmother's attic turns up a valuable item for Cranberryport's fall antique sale while, at the same time, the wily trickster, Cyrus Grape, threatens to spoil everything, bringing Mr. Whiskers and the rest of the town to the rescue.

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Cranberry Birthday

Cranberry Birthday

$15.00
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**Description from Amazon: The jaunty Cranberryport characters return in this cheerful celebration, as Mr. Whiskers attempts to prepare dinner for his birthday. What looks like a disaster turns into a wonderful surprise. Full-color illustrations.

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The Little Brute Family (My Readers)

The Little Brute Family (My Readers)

$3.99

**Description from Amazon: They eat sand and gravel for breakfast and a stew of sticks and stones for dinner. No one says "please" or "thank you." Instead, they kick and yell and punch and shove. Then one day everything changes, when Baby Brute happens upon "a little wandering lost good feeling in a field of daisies." When he...

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All the World (Classic Board Books)

All the World (Classic Board Books)

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All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now. This simple, profound, Caldecott Honor story is now available as a Classic Board Book.Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning until night, this book affirms the ...

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Look and Be Grateful

Look and Be Grateful

$16.95

**Description from Amazon: A young boy awakens with the dawn, opens his eyes and looks closely at his world. He admires all that surrounds him, large and small, from the radiant sun to a tiny, but exquisite, ladybug. “Today is today, and it is a gift,” writes Tomie dePaola in this meditative and joyful book. Simply told, ...

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Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

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**Description from Amazon: This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish...

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Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)

Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)

$9.99

**Description from Amazon: Celebrate the holidays with Bear and his friends in this sweet picture book from bestselling author Karma Wilson!Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas song...

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It’s Thanksgiving by Prelutsky, Jack; Hafner, Marilyn published by Scholastic Paperbacks Paperback
The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving

$6.99

The Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving lasted three whole days. Ann McGovern's simple text introduces children to the struggles of the Pilgrims during their first year at Plymouth Colony and the events leading to the historic occasion we celebrate today - THANKSGIVING.

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Over the River and Through the Wood: The New England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day

Over the River and Through the Wood: The New England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day

$16.99

**Description from Amazon: Matt Tavares's lavish illustrations illuminate this definitive edition of a beloved seasonal classic.The horse is ready, the air is bracing, and everyone is bundled into the sleigh. So let the wind blow and the snow start to fall! This family is off to Grandfather's house for a delicious feast. Matt...

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Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books)

Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books)

**Description from Amazon: What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends!Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one pr...

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The Thanksgiving Story

The Thanksgiving Story

In this festive Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, Alice Dalgiesh brings to life the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday for readers of all ages.Giles, Constance and Damaris Hopkins are all passengers aboard the crowded Mayflower, journeying to the New World to start a new life. Things get a lit...

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