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    Found this today thought I'd pass it along.

    http://www.amazon.com/Secular-Thanks...12AG55Z8XUCI0/
    -Hampchick (aka Dawn)
    Eclectic homeschooler of EJ (8) and JD (5.5)
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    These look great! I would have never thought of looking up things on Amazon as specifically secular--that's a great idea I'll use in the future. We've been reading Magic Tree House "Thanksgiving on Thursday", MTH Pilgrims Research Book, N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims, among other things. All secular, all fact based, a god only mentioned in historical context. Good stuff.
    Mama to one son (12)

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    How awesome...posting this link on our Facebook page!! Thanks for sharing!


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    I just wish I had found it two weeks ago when I was requesting books from the library. I was surprised today when I found a copy of Thanksgiving on Thursday at the library, figured it would have been checked out.
    -Hampchick (aka Dawn)
    Eclectic homeschooler of EJ (8) and JD (5.5)
    I sometimes blog: Meandering Homeschool

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    I feel like the majority of Thanksgiving books I've seen talk about religion only in context... What about classics like Cranberry Thanksgiving or NC Wyeth's Pilgrims? It may just be my bias against licensed character books showing - this list had a whole lot of them... Arthur, Maisy, Biscuit, Spot... Eh. Not my kind of list.
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    We liked NC Wyeth's Pilgrims if mostly for the illustrations. There is a disclaimer in the back that not all of them are totally accurate (ie: not all Pilgrims wore white caps all the time), but it is a beautiful book to look at and story didn't simplify things too much. Any book that inspires lots of child led discussion is a winner in my opinion! Another one we liked was a Pioneer Thanksgiving, which takes place in the 1800s. It has some nice crafts and recipes to try; we weaved a nutting basket and made cranberry sauce.

    I'm not a fan of the cartoon character stories either. DS never attached himself to any in particular, so they've never made the rounds in our house.
    Mama to one son (12)

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    When we read books, I always start by telling the kids the title and the author (and illustrator if applicable). Some cartoon character books are good (The Monster at the End of this Book for example... or the various Charlie and Lola incarnations) but for most of them I have to say, "by... a committee." They don't have proper authors. Never a good sign.
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