Thanksgiving Books

The Gift of Gratitude: Thanksgiving Book Recommendations for Children

As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the importance of gratitude in our lives. This year, we’d like to recommend a special way to instill the values of thankfulness and appreciation in children. A heartfelt tradition that can be cherished for generations to come: reading a Thanksgiving book together.

Thanksgiving is not just about a delicious feast and a day off from school or work. It’s a time to reflect on the blessings in our lives and thank God for all that we have. In the hustle and bustle of our daily routines and preparing for a big feast, it’s easy to overlook the significance of this holiday. Reading a Thanksgiving book with your children can help them (and you!) refocus on what truly matters.

As we gather around the Thanksgiving table this year, let’s not forget the power of gratitude! So, pick up a book, snuggle up with your little ones, and let the spirit of thankfulness fill your hearts this Thanksgiving season.

Five Thanksgiving Books to Read With Children

Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history–and turkey, of course!–but most importantly, it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together. A great introduction to the concept of giving thanks and appreciating every day things.

I Am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for Kids

Teach kids about coming together with loved ones and to give thanks! I Am Thankful is an adorable, rhyming storybook that follows three different families as they celebrate the holiday with their own traditions, acts of kindness, and ways of giving back.

This Is the Turkey

Max is excited about the big turkey he has picked out for his family’s Thanksgiving dinner. He and his sister help prepare the fixings, and soon his friends and relatives bring their own dishes and merriment. Abby Levine’s humorous, rhyming story gets to the heart of the Thanksgiving celebration. 


A little girl and her baby brother experience the various aspects of giving, finding that it is nice whether you are giving a present, a smile, or a kiss.

Thank You for Thanksgiving

Many families have the tradition of telling what they are thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner. Follow one boy’s Thanksgiving Day, and his struggle with what to say, when he is last in line to share what he is thankful for. 

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