Thanksgiving Books

Thanksgiving is about more than the turkey! Here are five recommended books for children that celebrate sharing, family, and being thankful. Read these stories to the children in your life to help them see what the spirit of Thanksgiving is really all about!


The Most Thankful Thing – Lisa Moore and Cyd McCourt

This heartwarming picture book by the creators of I Love You Stinky Face reveals what every parent is most thankful for – a perfect bedtime story. When a little girl asks her mom what her “most thankful thing ever” is, Mom turns the question into a fun trip down memory lane.


Bear Says Thanks – Karma Wilson


Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s charming illustrations bring to life this celebration of family and friendship. Young readers will delight in discovering the special gift Bear has to share.


Countdown to Thanksgiving – Jodi Huelin

Filled with eye-catching artwork, this book will have children counting down to the sights and smells of Thanksgiving; from ten family members gathered around the table to one golden turkey.


The Night Before Thanksgiving – Natasha Wing

Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.


Ladybug Girl Gives Thanks – Jacky Davis

Lulu has much to be thankful for: Bingo, the trees, her books, her friends and family, and, of course, pumpkin pie! This sweet, simple board book is perfect to share with Ladybug Girl’s littlest fans at Thanksgiving.

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