Gratitude and Giving Thanks

picture of gratitude and giving thanks display

Along with no-shave November, many folks on social media also spend of the month of November participating in activities such as 30 Days of Thanks with an intentional focus on gratitude. More and more, teachers find themselves teaching principles of gratitude, giving thanks, mindfulness, and manners in the classroom as a part of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum.

Take a look at some of the great books now on display that focus on gratitude, giving thanks, and manners.

  • ’twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
  • Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
  • 800 P644tw
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  • Always Room for One More
  • Leodhas, Sorche Nic, 1898-1969.
  • 398.8 AL35al
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  • Andy and the Lion: A Tale Of Kindness Remembered or the Power Of Gratitude
  • Daugherty, James, 1889-1974.
  • 800 D265an 1966
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  • Arthur’s Thanksgiving
  • Brown, Marc Tolon.
  • 800 B8137ath
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  • Before We Eat: From Farm to Table
  • Brisson, Pat,
  • 307 B7761be
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  • Circle Of Thanks
  • Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
  • 811.54 B83cir
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  • D.w.’s Guide to Perfect Manners
  • Brown, Marc Tolon.
  • 800 B8137dwg
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  • Emily Post Emily’s Everyday Manners
  • Post, Peggy, 1945-
  • 395.1 P845emi
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  • Excuse Me! Certainly!
  • Slobodkin, Louis, 1903-1975.
  • 800 SL52e
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  • From Hand to Mouth, Or, How We Invented Knives, Forks, Spoons, and Chopsticks, & the Table Manners to Go with Them
  • Giblin, James Cross, 1933-2016.
  • 394.1 G3558
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  • Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
  • Swamp, Jake, 1941-2010.
  • 299 Sw23giv
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  • Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Cowley, Joy.
  • 800 C83922g
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  • Hands Are Not for Hitting
  • Agassi, Martine, 1966-
  • 371.7 Ag16han
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  • How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
  • Yolen, Jane,
  • 800 Y783ho
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  • How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
  • Yolen, Jane.
  • PZ8.3.Y76 Hmc 2014x
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  • It’s Thanksgiving
  • Prelutsky, Jack.
  • 811.54 P915itt
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  • It’s a Spoon, Not a Shovel
  • Buehner, Caralyn.
  • 395 B861i
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  • It’s Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel
  • Curtis, Jamie Lee, 1958-
  • 800 C944its
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  • Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)
  • Park, Barbara,
  • 813 P2194jftu
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  • Last Stop on Market Street
  • De la Peña, Matt,
  • 800 D3706La
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  • Manners for Moderns;
  • Scott, Judith Unger.
  • 395 Sco84
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  • Meanie’s Party
  • Cowley, Joy,
  • LB1525 .S865 2000x Meanie’s party
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  • No Fighting, No Biting!
  • Minarik, Else Holmelund,
  • 800 M661n
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  • Peter’s Old House
  • Beskow, Elsa, 1874-1953.
  • 839.736 B463p
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  • Plymouth Thanksgiving
  • Weisgard, Leonard, 1916-2000.
  • 974.4 W435
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  • Story Basket Read Together Audiocassettes.
  • LB1525 .S865 2000x Meanie’s party
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  • Thankfulness
  • McDonnell, Janet, 1962-
  • 179.9 M146tha
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  • Thanksgiving: The True Story
  • Colman, Penny.
  • 394.2649 C71tha
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  • Thanksgiving Book: A Companion to the Holiday Covering Its History, Lore, Traditions, Foods, and Symbols, Including Primary Sources, Poems, Prayers,
  • Hillstrom, Laurie Collier, 1965-
  • 394.2649 T3294
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  • Thanksgiving Holiday Cookbook
  • Raabe, Emily.
  • 641.5 R11than
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  • Thanksgiving in the White House
  • Hines, Gary.
  • 800 H589tha
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  • Thingumajig Book Of Do’s & Don’ts
  • Keller, Irene.
  • 800 K282thi
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  • Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story Of the Thanksgiving Symbols
  • Barth, Edna.
  • 394.2 B282t
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  • Yoko’s World Of Kindness: Golden Rules for a Happy Classroom
  • Wells, Rosemary.
  • 800 W462yow
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