Thanksgiving: The History of Thanksgiving

It is up to us - the parents and grandparents - to preserve the history of Thanksgiving and pass it on to our children. Don't miss this prime opportunity to instill wholesome values in the next generation! Why did the pilgrims flee? How did they survive? What was daily life like?

Learn about the relationship between the Indians and Pilgrims and witness the celebration of their first harvest together. Times were extremely hard, and the future was uncertain. These books tell stories of perseverance and resilience, friendship, and thankfulness. Wholesome values to pass on to our children. 

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  • Capture the history of Thanksgiving with your children and grandchildren
  • Spend the days leading up to this wonderful holiday reading together and reliving what life was like for the Pilgrims and Indians

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Paperback – Picture Book

The Thanksgiving Story

By author Alice Dalgliesh
Illustrated by Helen Sewell
In this festive Caldecott Honor-winning picture book.
Reading age 4 - 8 years
Paperback – Picture Book

Squanto And The Miracle Of Thanksgiving

By author Eric Metaxas
Illustrated by Shannon Stirnwells
Experience the true story from American history about the spiritual roots and historical beginnings of Thanksgiving.
Reading age 5 - 10 years
Paperback – Picture Book

Squanto's Journey: The Story Of The First Thanksgiving

By author Joseph Bruchac
Illustrated by Greg Shed
The first Thanksgiving celebration would not have been possible without one man-SquantoIn 1620 an English ship called theMayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive.
Reading age 4 - 7 years
Paperback – Picture Book

The Littlest Pilgrim

By author Brandi Dougherty
Illustrated by Kirsten Richards
A Thanksgiving story celebrating the gift of friendship.
Reading age 3 - 5 years
Paperback – Picture Book

Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl

By author Kate Waters
Illustrated by Russ Kendall
At sunup, when the cockerel crows, young Sarah Morton's day begins.
Reading age 3 - 9 years
Paperback – Picture Book

The Very First Thanksgiving Day

Illustrated by Susan Gaber
From the same team that brought you The Day Jesus Was Born comes a charming story that introduces the Thanksgiving holiday to young readers.
Reading age 3 - 6 years
Paperback – Picture Book

The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving

By author Ann McGovern
Illustrated by Elroy Freem
The Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving lasted three whole days.
Reading age 4 - 7 years
Paperback – Picture Book

Three Young Pilgrims

By author and illustrator Cheryl Harness
When Bartholemew, Remember, and Mary Allerton and their parents first step down from the Mayflower after sixty days at sea, they never dream that life in the New World will be so hard.
Reading age 7 - 10 years

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We are confident that you will find our book collections to be a great addition to your family's library. Our wholesome books are filled with encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring messages with characters worthy of emulation. 

Big Sky Life Books has done the legwork for you and hand-picked book collections with picture books and family read alouds that can be enjoyed by all family members without worrying about inappropriate content. 

In many of our wholesome book collections, children will encounter characters who rely on God for protection, grace, and provision - while experiencing adventure and learning timeless life lessons. We strive to select wholesome books that demonstrate kindness, respect for parents and others and a good work ethic.

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