Anastasia Suen

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Blue Corn Soup

Blue Corn Soup?
by Caroline Stutson (Author) and‎ Teri Weidner (Illustrator)

Booktalk: As snow begins to fall in the canyon, Mouse knows just what will keep her warm–blue corn soup. As the soup starts simmering, her neighbors catch the scent and hope to share. There isn’t nearly enough blue corn soup for everyone, but Mouse has an idea that will keep them all toasty, their bellies full, and will make friends out of neighbors.

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Grandma’s Tiny House

Grandma’s Tiny House
by JaNay Brown-Wood (Author) and‎ Priscilla Burris (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Count from one to fifteen in this rhyming picture book as Grandma’s family and friends fill her tiny house on Brown Street. Neighbors, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grandkids crowd into the house and pile it high with treats for a family feast.

But when the walls begin to bulge and nobody has space enough to eat, one clever grandchild knows exactly what to do.

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ONE grandma waits in her big easy chair,
while TWO turkeys send scrumptious smells through the air.

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Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade

Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade: A Thanksgiving Story (Tales of Young Americans)
by Trinka Hakes Noble (Author) and‎ David C. Gardner (Illustrator)

Booktalk: In 1918 a deadly influenza epidemic was sweeping across America. The pandemic ravaged families, leaving thousands of children as orphans. But in the tenement apartments of New York City’s Lower East Side, one young girl is determined to keep her family safe. While her mother is sick with consumption, nine-year-old Loretta (Rettie) Stanowski does all the cleaning, washing, shopping, and cooking for her family. To earn money, she washes rags for the rag picker and cleans the halls and stairways of their apartment building. But Rettie knows the best way to get even more money is to participate in the Ragamuffin Parade that marches down Broadway Avenue on Thanksgiving morning. With the influenza outbreak, quarantines are ordered and large gatherings are banned. Will the parade be cancelled?

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