Thanksgiving Audiobooks The Whole Family Will Love
Whether it’s dinner prep entertainment that you need, or just a little down time with your family, these Thanksgiving audiobooks will set the tone for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. The books on this list celebrate friendship, family, immigration and the diversity of America. You can find books of all lengths so if it’s a new audiobook for car rides during the month of November, or a quick laugh while you set the table, there is a Thanksgiving audiobook selection for everyone!
TIP: While the books on this list feature traditional Thanksgiving themes, for specific Thanksgiving stories, scroll to the end of the list.
Note on age recommendations: these are listening ages.
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I Can Make This Promise
Edie lives in a loving family, but she knows her mother doesn’t like to talk much about her own ancestry. Her mother, of mixed Native American heritage, was adopted by white parents. One day, Edie discovers a box of letters signed “Edith” and wonders who her mysterious namesake is. The story follows Edie’s journey as she learns the truth and reconnects with her Suquamish/Duwamish heritage. I can’t recommend this book enough! Be sure to talk with your kids about how important it is to read and listen to stories which counteract the harmful stereotypes of American Indians that are too often taught in school. 5 hours 46 min. Ages 8 and up.
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Sarah Weeks is the author of more than 50 books for young readers including So B. It, Pie, Honey, Save Me a Seat and Glamourpuss. Her poignant bestselling novel, SO B IT has been adapted for the big screen. The movie, starring Alfre Woodard, Jessica Collins, Dash Mihok and introducing Talitha Bateman will be released on October 6th, 2017. Follow the movie on Facebook at So B. It Film.
IF YOU LOVED THE BOOK, YOU’LL LOVE THE MOVIE
Ms Weeks lives in Nyack New York, and is available for author visits. Visit her at www.sarahweeks.com/
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Pages: 192Age Range: 8-12
PIE is a new middle grade novel by Sarah Weeks . In 1955, the small town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania is kept afloat by Polly Portman’s world-famous pie shop, PIE, Mecca for pie-lovers everywhere. When Polly dies suddenly, she leaves her secret pie crust recipe to her ill-tempered cat, Lardo, and she leaves Lardo to her beloved niece, Alice. The recipe itself is nowhere in sight.
Although everyone in town mourns Polly’s pies, Alice misses her aunt, her refuge from her critical mother and abstracted father, even more. When Aunt Polly’s shop is ransacked, and Lardo is kidnapped, Alice and her new friend Charlie set out together to unravel the mystery .
PIE has a bit of a Roald Dahl feel to it, with larger than life characters, and a faintly surreal quality. In the world of PIE, people don’t just enjoy pie, they are obsessed with it. Like this:
“The Blueberry Award was established in 1922 to celebrate the most distinguished contribution to American pie making. Each year during the month of August, people from all over the country would box up their pies and deliver them to the Blueberry committee for consideration. The committee members would carefully evaluate the pies, “Blueberry Buzz” would spread as the top contenders emerged, “Mock Blueberry” clubs would choose their own favorites, and finally on the first Monday in September, amid a great deal of fanfare, the Blueberry committee would announce the winner.”
Books By Sarah Weeks And Complete Book Reviews
MY GUYSarah Weeks, AuthorGuy TimeSarah Weeks, AuthorMy GuySarah Weeks, AuthorRegular GuySarah Weeks, AuthorHoneySO B. ITSarah Weeks, AuthorPiePAPER PARADESarah Weeks, AuthorI’m a PigSarah Weeks, AuthorGuy WireSarah Weeks, AuthorHurricane CitySarah Weeks, Author, James Warhola, Illustrator, James Warhola, PhotographerPieSave Me a SeatSophie Peterman Tells the Truth!Sarah Weeks, Author, Robert Neubecker, IllustratorTWO EGGS, PLEASESarah Weeks, Author, Betsy Lewin, IllustratorGlamourpussMRS. MCNOSH HANGS UP HER WASHSarah Weeks, Author, Nadine Bernard Westcott, IllustratorOh My Gosh, Mrs. McNoshSarah Weeks, Author, Nadine Bernard Westcott, IllustratorANGEL FACESarah Weeks, Author, David Diaz, IllustratorMY SOMEBODY SPECIALSarah Weeks, Author, Ashley Wolff, IllustratorBite Me, I’m a ShapeSarah Weeks, Author, Jef Kaminsky, IllustratorBite Me, I’m a BookSarah Weeks, Author, Jef Kaminsky, IllustratorIF I WERE A LIONSarah Weeks, Author, Heather M. Solomon, IllustratorRed Ribbon, with CassetteSarah Weeks, Author, Jeffrey Greene, IllustratorCatfish Kate and the Sweet Swamp BandSarah Weeks, Author, Elwood H. Smith, IllustratorLittle Factory Sarah Weeks, Author, Michael Abbott, Author, Byron Barton, IllustratorHappy Birthday, FrankieSarah Weeks, Author, Warren Linn, IllustratorJumping the ScratchSarah Weeks, Author, Stephen Spinella, Read byOverboard!Sarah Weeks, Author, Sam Williams, Illustrator
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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
This story of friendship, forgiveness and intergenerational relationships centers around the kitchen. Rosie narrates her hot and cold feelings for her best friend, Bailey. Her Italian grandmother, Granny Torrelli, helps both Rosie and Bailey put things into perspective as she teaches them the secrets of her cooking and regales them with stories of her youth. Simply marvelous! 1 hour 46 min. Ages 5 and up.
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story Of The Puppeteer Of Macy’s Parade
The signature spectacle of the Macy’s Parade was actually spearheaded by British immigrant, Tony Sarg. Sweet’s marvelous cut paper and mixed media collages illustrate the story of Sarg’s life as a puppeteer, from his boyhood inspirations to his invention of the “upside-down marionettes” we’ve come to know and love as the iconic gigantic helium balloons in the Macy’s Parade. 15 minutes. All ages.
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Pie By Sarah Weeks Book Summary
From the award-winning author of SO B. IT, a story about family, friendship, and…pie!When Alice’s Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it’s making them pie-crazy. It’s up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of donig something for the right reason. With Pie, acclaimed author Sarah Weeks has baked up a sweet and satisfying delight, as inviting as warm pie on a cold day. You’ll enjoy every last bite.