Turkey Tales


… a special preschool storytime about Thanksgiving, families and food! Storytime was filled with flavorful pies, escaping turkeys, and family meals.

Action song

sung to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

from Sunflower Storytime

If you’re thankful and you know it,

Clap your hands.

If you’re thankful and you know it,

Stomp your feet.

If you’re thankful and you know it,

Shout “I am!”

If you’re thankful and you know it,

Do all three. (clap your hands, stomp your feet, shout “I am!”)


Stories we shared

All for Pie, Pie for all by David MartinGrandma Cat bakes an apple pie that is heartily enjoyed by her family as well as the Mouse and Ant families that live nearby.
Run, Turkey, Run! by Diane MayrThe day before Thanksgiving, Turkey tries to disguise himself as other animals in order to avoid being caught by the farmer.

Turkey Trouble by Wendi SilvanoAs Thanksgiving Day approaches, Turkey nervously makes a series of costumes, disguising himself as other farm animals in hopes that he can avoid being served as Thanksgiving dinner.


“Turkey Feathers”

from Jen in the Library. Kids guess the color of the feathers


“Yummy Pies”

from Jen in the Library. Kids guess the colors and flavors of the pies


Max’s Thanksgiving, from Playtime with Max & Ruby

Preschool Storytime, Central Library 11/30/13

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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