19 Great Thanksgiving Books to Share With Your Kids

19 Great Thanksgiving Books to Share With Your Kids

19 Great Thanksgiving Books To Share With Your Kids

 

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Books are one of our favorite ways to spend time together. Even as babies, my kids would bring me books and want to cuddle and read together.

As a large family of avid readers, we have a pretty extensive library, with a whole section devoted just to holiday books. We love to drag them out (we keep them in our reading basket) for each holiday and reading them has become a tradition we use to celebrate each holiday.

I think our Christmas collection is my very favorite, but Thanksgiving is definitely a close second.

I thought I’d share our favorites with you. Most of them are very inexpensive. I’m sure most of them are also available at your local library, but you will probably need to reserve them ahead of time, as the holiday books are always the most in demand.

Whether you decide to purchase a few or borrow them from the library, here’s the list of our favorites for you, divided up by age! When you get to the bottom, please leave a comment with your family’s favorite. That way, we can grow our libraries together!


Baby & Toddler Thanksgiving Books


 

Corduroy’s Thanksgiving by Lisa McCue

 

Where is Baby’s Turkey? a lift-the-flap book by Karen Katz

 

 

This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story by Laura Krauss Melmed

 

Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland

 


Children’s Picture Books About Thanksgiving


Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas

 

The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving by Anne McGovern

 

The Story of the Pilgrims by Katherine Ross

 

 The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh

 

Cranberry Thanksgiving by Harry Devlin

 

 

Thank you, Sarah: The Woman who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson

 

 

 The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing

 

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James and Kimberly Dean

 

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Jan and Mike Berenstain

 

 

 The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings by Jan and Mike Berenstain

 

 


Beginning Reader Thanksgiving Books


Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey by Herman Parish

 

It’s Thanksgiving! by Jack Prelutsky

 

I Spy Thanksgiving (Level 1 Reader) by Jean Marzollo


Chapter Books About Thanksgiving


Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla

 

 Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness

 

 

 An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott

 

There are so many benefits to reading aloud as a family. And strewing reading materials throughout your house is such an easy way to create a reading culture in your family.

Plus, reading is just so much fun! I hope you enjoy this list of Thanksgiving books with your kiddos. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

You’ll also enjoy:

How to Establish a Reading Culture in Your Home

How Can Something as Simple as Reading Aloud Be So Powerful?

63 Family Favorites to Read-Aloud

 

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