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By: Joan Holub
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

The history of the feast! After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn’t know it at the time, but they were making history, celebrating what would become a national holiday.

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By: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to sail on the Mayflower? Why did the Pilgrims choose Plymouth? How did they survive in their new home? What did they really eat at the first Thanksgiving? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic …

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By: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Experience the true story from American history about the spiritual roots and historical beginnings of Thanksgiving. This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian but God. In 1608, English traders came to Massachusetts and captured a twelve-year-old Indian, Squanto, and sold him into slavery. He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. Ten years later he was sent home to America. Upon arrival, he learned an epidemic had wiped out his entire village. But God had plans for Squanto. …

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By: Ameet Studio
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

An activity book based on LEGO(R) Legends of Chima(TM). Includes buildable Minifigure!As the battle for CHI rages on, the Wolves have sworn to help the Crocodiles defeat the Lions. But will the Crocs get more than they bargained for with their sneaky new allies? Read about the two most dangerous tribes in Chima(TM), and learn cool facts about their weapons and vehicles in this action-packed activity book. Then build the Minifigureand create your own adventures in Chima!

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By: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

We the people of the United States… Almost Lost Thanksgiving Yes. That’s right! Way back when “skirts were long and hats were tall” Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care! Thankfully, Sarah Hale appeared. More steadfast than Plymouth Rock, this lady editor knew the holiday needed saving. But would her recipe for rescue ever convince Congress and the presidents? Join acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson on a journey of a woman and a pen that spanned four decades, the Civil War, and …

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Publisher: PUBNI

This Bubble Guppies Sound Book comes with an attached seven-button audio module that enables children to add sound effects to a story adapted from the Nickelodeon Bubble Guppies television show. The book is designed for children ages 18 months and older. The book’s coated board pages stand up to repeated use. Also, the format of this book conforms to the specifications for toy safety of ASTM F963-08. Three replaceable long-life AG-13 button cell batteries that power the sound module are included.

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By: Abby Hanlon
Publisher: Dial

Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality—and an imagination to match! As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she’s too much of a baby for them, so she’s left to her own devices—including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the …

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By: Erin Hunter
Publisher: HarperCollins

Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in the fourth book of this thrilling prequel arc in Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series. The Dawn of the Clans arc takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the warrior code.The first great battle has ended, and each group has agreed to a truce. But merely keeping the peace may not guarantee their survival. When a deadly disease threatens to strike deep into the heart of …

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By: Ameet Studio
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

An action-packed Ninjago activity book that includes a snake Minifigure!A new snake tribe has emerged to do battle against Sensei Wu’s four ninja heroes! Can Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane defeat the Venomari to restore peace to the world of Ninjago? Follow the stories, complete the activities, and build your very own super-wicked minifigure!

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By: John Rocco
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Blizzard is based on John Rocco’s childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island. Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, the book opens with a boy’s excitement upon seeing the first snowflake fall outside his classroom window. It ends with the neighborhood’s immense relief upon seeing the first snowplow break through on their street. In between the boy watches his familiar landscape transform into something alien, and readers watch him transform into a hero who …

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