Reading about Thanksgiving is an opportunity to discuss gratitude, appreciation, and the reasons behind the Thanksgiving celebration. Whether it’s funny or a little more serious, all of these Thanksgiving books for kids have a message.
10 Thanksgiving Books for Kids: Our Picks
Reading with your Grandkids should be something high on your list of things to do.
I talked about the importance of reading to your Grandkids here, remember?
If you’ll be visiting with your Grandchildren during the Thanksgiving holiday, grab a few of these books to have at your family get-together.
If not, you can order them from Amazon and have them delivered to your Grandkids before the holiday.
Then use Skype or FaceTime to read them together.
Here are some of the titles we think you’d enjoy.
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10 Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids
Reading about Thanksgiving is an opportunity to discuss gratitude, appreciation, and the reasons behind the Thanksgiving celebration.
Whether it's funny or a little more serious, all of these Thanksgiving books for kids have a message.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
Do you know the story of the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly?
Well, in this book, it's a pie. And with that, the fun begins!
Tom the Turkey
Every year near Thanksgiving, Tom Turkey counts down the days in hiding.
Thanksgiving is a stressful time of year for a turkey!
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
Pete celebrates Thanksgiving in this groovy lift-the-flap book!
Doesn't everyone love the Pete the Cat books? We sure do!
10 Fat Turkeys
This silly rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backward.
A useful skill, don't you agree?
Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving
Celebrate along with Little Critter and his family as they give thanks this holiday.
(And you know the Little Critter Books are my favorite!)
Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble.
The kind of trouble where it's almost Thanksgiving . . . and you're the main course.
The Story of the Pilgrims
The Pilgrims’ first year in America is captured in this vivid retelling that is perfect for the youngest historians.
This is a reprint of this delightful 1971 classic.
A reminder of what's really important in your life. And the Cranberry Recipe is in the back of the book, too!
The Thankful Book
Even the youngest of us has a reason to be thankful.
This book is about gratitude for the "little" things in our lives.
Try Not to Laugh Challenge Joke Book
Joke books are the best because Laughter is the Best Medicine, right?
The kids will love these Thanksgiving jokes. And telling jokes is great fun when you have an audience during the holidays!
Happy Thanksgiving Coloring Book for Toddlers
I know this isn't a book to read, but it's a great book to color!
Keep the littles busy while you're getting dinner on the table!
Happy Thanksgiving! Coloring and Activity Book
A Thanksgiving Activity book for kids 3-8, this book is filled with things to do that will keep them busy until it's time to eat.
They'll love the different activities and pages and you'll love that they are occupied.
Thanksgiving Adult Coloring Book: 32 Thanksgiving Holiday Designs Coloring Pages
The adults like to color, too, you know.
This is a fun, beautiful coloring book of Thanksgiving and fall pictures ready for you.
You know you need a little stress relief during the holiday season and what better way to get it than to just sit down and color a picture!
These are some of our favorite Thanksgiving Day books for kids. This kind of book reinforces the meaning of the holiday and is fun at the same time.
Choose a book for your kids or Grandkids and read to them (or let THEM read) about the holiday.
It’s a great way to Pass Down the Love of Reading! The Amazing Benefits of Reading Books to Kids will explain it all! 😉
Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving book for kids? Let me know in the comments below.
Friday 15th of November 2019
I would like to get Thanksgiving books but I have Twin Granddaughters only 12 week's old [email protected]
Sunday 17th of November 2019
Hi, Dorothy. For babies, board books are great. Here is one that you can get on Amazon that's really cute. Bright pics, not too many words, sturdy so they can handle it without hurting it...
Julie at Crafty Julie
Wednesday 8th of November 2017
Love these recommendations - it's always so hard to find the Thanksgiving books since Christmas is always such a bustle in the stores. We love to stock our daughter's shelf with new books since that's what my mom did for me. I can't wait to pass along this post and book ideas to her as well.
Wednesday 8th of November 2017
Thanks, Julie! I'm sure there's something on the list that would please your kiddos. And thanks for sharing!