10 Delightful Thanksgiving Books Kids Love

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Are you looking for delightful Thanksgiving children’s books your kids will love?

Here’s a group of Thanksgiving books for kids that will help your children get ready for the holidays. The list includes stories about Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. Plus, you’ll find some silly books that will have your children rolling on the floor.

Children will also read Thanksgiving books about gratitude!

thanksgiving books kids love

Teaching Kids About Thanksgiving

I’ve found it surprising over the years how much and how little children will remember about previous holidays.

Learning About the History

My kids always remembered the turkey, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. But they don’t always remember the history behind Thanksgiving.

Reading Thanksgiving books for kids as you get ready for the holidays helps kids to learn and remember why we celebrate Thanksgiving.

Teaching Kids Gratitude

A common Thanksgiving tradition is to ask everyone at the table what they’re grateful for. And I’m always amused by how children respond. Often I’ll hear a child say they’re grateful for their favorite dish on the table.

I’ve also found it helps to discuss gratitude with my kids before Thanksgiving arrives. To chat about all the things we have from a warm house, a loving family, good food on the table, and more.

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

This list of Thanksgiving books amuses kids while teaching them important lessons about Thanksgiving.

Kids will learn about gratitude, the history of Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving traditions.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey | Can you imagine swallowing a turkey? In a delightful take-off of the old song, “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” you watch this old lady swallow some amazing items! Your kids will be howling with laughter as they read about her swallowing a bat, a hat, and a horn of plenty.

And wait until you find out why she’s swallowing all of this stuff!

Turkey Trouble

Turkey Trouble | Turkey has a problem. And it’s a bad one. Thanksgiving is coming up and he’s the main course! Can he disguise himself as a horse or a cow so the farmer can’t find him? What about a pig or a sheep?

Read this hilarious book and find out!

How to Catch a Turkey

How to Catch a Turkey | It’s time for the school play. The kids are in costume. And the turkey is to be on stage as well. But when the turkey finds out he’s to go on stage, he gets a bad case of stage fright and hides.

Can you find the turkey before it’s time for the school play to start?

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving | This is a delightful Pete the Cat book about the First Thanksgiving. Be warned. There are no cute songs or singing. Instead Pete the Cat is starring in his school play about the First Thanksgiving. Your kids will not only learn about what people ate at the first Thanksgiving but also why we celebrate Thanksgiving.

And they’ll adore finding out what’s under the flaps!

The Night Before Thanksgiving

The Night Before Thanksgiving | Get your kids in the spirit of Thanksgiving by reading them The Night Before Thanksgiving! Your children will see the holiday prep that includes watching the parade on television and the kids playing with cousins when they arrive.

And that’s not to mention Thanksgiving dinner itself!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving | Peppermint Patty has invited herself and the gang over the Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving. But Charlie Brown can barely make toast and cold cereal. Can he and Snoopy pull off a Thanksgiving meal?

And will his friends appreciate his efforts?

Duck and Hippo Give Thanks

Duck and Hippo Give Thanks | Hippo is planning a wonderful Thanksgiving party for his friends. And then his friend Duck comes to help. Hippo goes to bed dreaming about his perfect Thanksgiving party. But Duck has other plans.

Will Hippo still be grateful on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks | Thanksgiving isn’t just about feasts, pilgrims, and holidays. It’s also a day to remember to be thankful for what we have. This cheerful book walks our children through all the wonderful and delightful things we have in our lives.

Things such as family and friends!

God Gave Us Thankful Hearts

God Gave Us Thankful Hearts | A delightful book about a wolf pup who’s sad that many of his friends have to hibernate. Now he’s all by himself! His mother gently reminds him that God is the giver of all good things.

And his heart can still be thankful.

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Thanks for Thanksgiving | Do your children know where to begin being thankful on Thanksgiving? After all, you have turkey, pie, and cuddles. You also have school and fall leaves. This book is the perfect starting point for a discussion on gratitude with your kids.

What do you have to be thankful for on Thanksgiving?

These delightful Thanksgiving children’s books will be treasured by your family for years to come.

And the start of a beautiful Thanksgiving tradition!

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  1. Thanks for sharing such a great article!!! My son is in Elementary school and we have to homeschool him. He loves to read the book and this article has been very helpful for us. Thanks for sharing such a great article and keep writing such great articles.

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