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Great Kids Reads for Fall & Thanksgiving

Written on: November 19th, 2013 in Archives

Fall is Not EasyIt’s the time of year for apple cider and pumpkin pie, harvest festivals and hayrides. Children’s Librarians in Delaware’s public libraries picked a fantastic selection of books for the fall season and Thanksgiving holiday. So as the leaves change colors and the weather cools, enjoy these fun reads for children.

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting          

Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown                 

Cranberry Thanksgiving by Harry and Wende Devlin    

D is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet by Debbie and Michael Shoulders

Fall is for Friends by Suzy Spafford           

Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelly       

Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall 

Hard Scrabble Harvest by Dahlov Ipcar    

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Allison Jackson           

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert      

Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace        

Merrily Comes Our Harvest In: poems for Thanksgiving by Lee Bennett Hopkins      

One is a Feast for a Mouse by Judy Cox    

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by B. G. Hennessy    

Over the River and Through the Wood : the New England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day by Child, Lydia Maria    

Pumpkin Day! By Nancy Elizabeth Wallace          

Sometimes It’s Turkey, Sometime It’s Feathers by Lorna Balian

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving by Joyce Kessel      

T is for Turkey by Tanya Lee Stone           

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes 

Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’ by Eileen Spinelli         

Thanksgiving Cats by Jean Marzollo          

Thanksgiving in the White House by Gary Hines 

That apple is mine! By Katya Arnold         

The 14 Forest Mice and the Harvest Moon Watch by Kazuo Iwamura

The Best Thanksgiving Ever by Teddy Slater       

The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George     

The Huckabuck Family & how they raised popcorn in Nebraska and quit and came back by Carl Sandburg         

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams          

The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Cowler Greene     

This First Thanksgiving Day Laura Krauss Melmed

This is the Turkey by Abby Levine

Trucktown Trucksgiving by Jon Scieszka  

Turkey Pox by Laurie Halse Anderson      

Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano  

Who Loves the Fall? By Bob Raczka

Special thanks to the Brandywine Hundred, Bridgeville, Delmar, Dover, Georgetown, Hockessin, Kirkwood, Lewes, Millsboro, New Castle, Newark, North Wilmington Branch, Rehoboth Beach, South Coastal, and Woodlawn Public Libraries for contributing to the list!

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Where Were You?

Written on: November 15th, 2013 in Archives

November 22, 1963, the date of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, remains one of the few dates in modern history that everyone who was alive at the time can recall where they were when they heard the news. I was in grade school when the Principal came in after lunch and told everyone to go home but didn’t say why.

A new LibGuide has been created to commemorate  the 50th anniversary of this tragic event. Newspaper accounts of the day and its aftermath, the Report from the Warren Commission, video of Walter Cronkite’s broadcast, a site that researches the various conspiracy theories, and more can be found here: