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Check out these fun Thanksgiving books for kids
Sitting and reading a book with a child is such a great way to a create wonderful memories and a love for reading.
Plus as an adult it’s an excuse to read all those cute kids books!
Today I wanted to share 27 delightful Thanksgiving books. Thanksgiving is one of those Holidays that can be used to really help children understand the beauty of thankfulness, community, and American history.
Below you will find each book with a little snippet of the book itself or what the book is about. By clicking “Continue Reading” you will be to check out the reviews on Amazon and grab a copy.
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I hope you enjoy this selection and that one or more of these books impacts your little ones.
Thanksgiving Books for Kids
The Thanksgiving Door
When Ed and Ann’s turkey dinner burns, they think their Thanksgiving is ruined. But what appears to be a disaster becomes a blessing in disguise when Ed and Ann unknowingly intrude on an immigrant family’s own Thanksgiving celebration at their new restaurant...
Today was Thanksgiving, Grandmother's favorite day of the year. The cooking was done and her famous cranberry bread was cooling on the wooden board. Every year Grandmother invited a guest for dinner and allowed Maggie to do the same. "Ask someone poor or lonely," she always said...
Thanksgiving Is Here!
As soon as Maggie's grandma and grandpa get the turkey in the oven, bright and early on Thanksgiving morning, the guests arrive and the commotion begins: glamorous aunts, crying babies, acrobatic cousins, strange dogs, mysterious gifts, romance, friendships, "yackety-yak"ing and, of course, lots of wonderful food and fun...
One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale
Perfect for Thanksgiving, this warm and humourous picture book gently reminds us to give thanks for the little things. The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea. the perfect feast for one mouse.
Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket people, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive in the rugged land they called Plymouth. He showed them how to plant corn, beans, and squash, and how to hunt and fish. And when a good harvest was gathered in the fall,
It's Thanksgiving and four adorable mice are putting on a play for their woodland friends in this delightful read-aloud, the fourth book about the holiday mice. Lively verse introduces beginning readers to basic words and rhyming sounds and tells the story of the very first Thanksgiving, when the Pilgrim mice traveled across the sea and settled in America.
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
Join Pete in New York Times bestselling author James Dean’s Pete the Cat picture book series as Pete celebrates Thanksgiving in this groovy lift-the-flap book!Starring in the school Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous. But when Pete the Cat gets onstage, he makes learning the story of the first Thanksgiving fun.
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
We the people of the United States...Almost Lost Thanksgiving
Yes. That's right!
Way back when "skirts were long and hats were tall" Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care!
Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving…and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea—what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!
Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving
Find special mealtime prayers and Thanksgiving activities inside!Grace's mind was racing. What was that spelling word that meant 'great generosity in giving'? She squeezed her eyes shut, and it came to her. Bounty. That was the word!Journey back in time with Grace and relive both the hardships and blessings along with her pioneer family.
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks!
Sure, Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history--and turkey, of course!--but most importantly, it's a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together.
A Turkey for Thanksgiving
Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn't realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.
How to Catch a Turkey
A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter
Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet
This is going to be the best Thanksgiving ever!
There is a gigantic turkey, Grandma's secret stuffing, green beans, and authentic cranberry sauce, the kind that doesn't come out of a can. And desserts? There are almost too many to count.
Thanks for Thanksgiving
Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks - the question is, where to begin? From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what is most important is being able to share them with family!
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!
The old lady is at it again, and this time she's swallowing a Turkey... she's always been quirky!You won't believe why this old lady swallowed a turkey, a ball, a hat, a balloon, a boat, some wheels, and a horn of plenty!Read this book and find out why!
Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books)
Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?
A Plump And Perky Turkey
When the people of Squawk Valley find themselves without a turkey for their Thanksgiving feast, they plot a way to lure one into town: They’ll advertise for a "model" turkey to pose during an arts-and-crafts fair, and gobble the bird when they’ve finished the artwork. But they don’t plan on meeting up with Pete—a turkey so clever, he outsmarts them all!
The Little Engine That Could Saves the Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Turkeyland Band is on its way to Gobbleville to play in the big Thanksgiving Day Parade. But they're in big trouble when their bus gets a flat tire and there's no spare to change it. It looks like their Turkey Day dreams are dashed -- until the Little Blue Engine comes chugging along to the rescue!
The Know-Nothings Talk Turkey
It's Thanksgiving, and the Know-Nothings are determined to serve a turkey dinner. Finding a turkey is challenging enough for the foolish foursome, but it's nothing compared to the comic chaos of trying to serve him dinner! Doris, Morris, Norris, and Boris return to celebrate Thanksgiving in an uproarious romp through cherished holiday traditions that leaves them thankful for the most important thing of all: good friends