Thanksgiving for Emily Ann

by Teresa Johnston, Illustrated By Vanessa Brantley Newton

Cartwheel Books
September 2014

Ages 3 – 7 . Grades PreK – 2

Library of Congress: 2013036440

Lexile measure: AD560L

DRA: 18

Guided Reading: K

Emily Ann doesn't like Thanksgiving, not one bit. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday, she feels a little ignored...and just a little bit sad. But just as Emily Ann prepares to do her worst, her family comes together to show her what matters most about Thanksgiving: family.

With charming illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (ONE LOVE and EVERY LITTLE THING, both by Cedella Marley), this is a heartwarming holiday treat to share and treasure for many seasons to come. A celebration of family, friends, and the special day that brings them all together.
Teresa Johnston

Teresa Johnston is an author of books for children, including MY TOOTH IS LOOSE, DR. MOOSE. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children, Ben and Lily.
Vanessa Brantley Newton

Illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton trained at the Fashion School of Technology and the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated many books for children, including Mister and Lady Day, One Love, and Let Freedom Sing. She and her husband live in Charlotte, North Carolina.


  • Praise for THINK BIG (written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton)

    "Mixing gouache, charcoal and mixed media in digital collage, Newton shows the busy kids in constant motion, not hyperactive but vigorously productive." --KIRKUS

    Praise for ONE LOVE (written by Cedella Marley and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton)

    "Filled with patterned materials and bold colors, Brantley-Newton’s illustrations are as sunny as the characters’ dispositions..." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545434133

32pp. | 8 x 10