Sharing Your Thankfulness . . . with a Book

Are you spending Thanksgiving Day at someone’s house this year? An aunt? A grandma? A neighbor? Etiquette dictates that you take a little gift to thank that person for his or her hospitality. And we have just the perfect thing!

There are two amazing books for Thanksgiving.

In November by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant is richly illustrated with Jill Kastner’s warm fall watercolors. You want to curl up inside the book and feel as cozy as the people in the paintings. This beautiful poem to November will remind you why it is such a special time of year. It would make a beautiful gift to anyone with or without children. Displaying this book at Thanksgiving will remind all of your family and friends about the warmth of Thanksgiving memories.

Giving Thanks is compiled and edited by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson. The amazing illustrations in this collection of sayings, poems, and scripture, are done with the cut paper art of scherenschnitte. Because the entries are all different lengths, it is a wonderful gift for a family with children of any age. Including this book in your Thanksgiving decorating will remind your family and friends to be reflective and intentional with their thanks.

Both of these books are on display at Once Upon a Storybook between now and Thanksgiving, and we hope you will come in to see their beauty. I bet there is someone in your life for whom you are so thankful that a book about thanksgiving would be the perfect gift.