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Book Buzz Recommendations: November


We all have plenty to be grateful for; from family and friends to our favorite books. This holiday season while your stomachs are full make time to spend together with your loved ones and snuggle up with some of our picks for this month’s Book Buzz. Happy reading!

(Ages 1-3)

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie by Alison Jackson

First she eats all the pie, then a whole squash, and then the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch the old lady eat the Thanksgiving dinner, the children are amused as they see her growing bigger and fatter.


(Pre-K –K)

Feeling Thankful by Shelley Rotner

Teach your kids about the different reasons to show gratitude from all corners of the world—a perfect read for the Thanksgiving season.


(Grades 1-3)

Beauty and the Beaks: A Turkey’s Cautionary Tale by Mary Jane and Herm Auch

Lance the Turkey is the only bird on the farm invited to the special dinner. When Beauty learns the truth about the dinner’s main course, it’s up to her and the farm animals to save him.


(Grades 4-6)

Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac

Follow Squanto on his journey in 1620, helping the settlers from England. Read about his people, the Pokanoket, and how they taught these newcomers how to hunt, grow crops for the Fall harvest and much more.


(Ages 12 – 18)

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.


(Ages 18 & Up)

Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian’s Love Letter and Break-Up Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence

As a librarian, Annie Spence has grown a fond bond with many books throughout her life. In this heartwarming and entertaining book, she writes letters of compassion, empathy and break-ups to some of our favorite literary treasures.


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