It is already November and before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here! This list shares some of our favorite Thanksgiving books for kids to look at and read this time of year. There are board books, fiction books, and nonfiction books. Be sure to take the list with you to the library or book store next time you go, or shop via the included Amazon links and have books shipped right to your door!
Books marked with an * were recommended by our readers. Thanks for sharing!! If you have other Thanksgiving book suggestions, please leave them in the comments below and I will get them added!
Thanksgiving Books for Kids:
- Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey by Herman Parish
- Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
- The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by Stan and Jan Berenstain
- The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Jan Berenstain
- The Berenstain Bears: Thanksgiving All Around by Mike Berenstain
- The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings by Mike Berenstain
- Biscuit is Thankful by Alyssa Satin Capucilli*
- Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin
- Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli*
- …If You Sailed On The Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern
- If You Were At The First Thanksgiving by Anne Kamma
- In November by Cynthia Rylant
- Llama Llama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney
- The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing
- Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by Kimberly and James Dean
- The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern
- The Story of Thanksgiving by Nancy J. Skarmeas
- The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross
- T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story by Tanya Lee Stone
- Thank You by Berryland Books
- Thankful by Eileen Spinelli
- The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell
- The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh
- Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks! by Margaret Sutherland
- Thanksgiving Is Here! by Diane Goode
- There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey by Lucille Colandro
- A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting
- Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
- The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz*
- This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story by Laura Krauss Melmed
A few of these books are non-fiction and would not make for very high interest “cover-to-cover” reads…unless your child is very into pilgrims or history! However, you can use the pictures and excerpts from the text to engage your child on their level while still interacting with the books and teaching them about Thanksgiving!! For these types of books, you could also just plan to read short passages out of them daily for the month of November to keep your child interested.
Additionally, some of these books are Christian/religious/faith-based.
Which Thanksgiving books for kids are your favorites?
Do you have any to add?
Originally published on Oct 31, 2012
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