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