These Thanksgiving books for kids are so much fun to read with your little turkeys. Enjoy these humorous tales while celebrating the spirit of Thanksgiving.
I love spending time together with my family. Holidays are a great time to do this because it gives you a reason to spend time together and celebrate. We have so many beautiful memories surrounding the holiday season.
We also have many holiday traditions that we have created through the years. I am such a nostalgic person, so it is fun to enjoy the traditions with my kids that my mom instilled in me when I was a child.
Our Thanksgiving punch has become a huge hit in our house around Thanksgiving. You can definitely make it year-round, though. These gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts are also very popular in our home.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for many reasons. You get to eat delicious food with your whole family and celebrate the things you have with a thankful heart.
When your stomachs are full from Thanksgiving dinner, and the dishes are done, sit down with your kiddos and read your favorite Thanksgiving books. There are so many great books that talk about the story of Thanksgiving.
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Why you should read Thanksgiving books
- It is a great way to spend turkey day
- Kids of all ages will have a great time reading about fat turkeys and the other fun Thanksgiving adventures these picture books show
- You can spend time with your children and learn about the first Thanksgiving feast
- Reading fun books is a great way to help your kids learn how to love reading
What makes a good Thanksgiving book?
- It features a turkey: You can't have a Thanksgiving book without a turkey!
- Thanksgiving theme: There must be a Thanksgiving theme in a Thanksgiving book. It should talk about food, turkeys, and the story of the first Thanksgiving.
- Tells about history: Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday that celebrates being thankful for the things we have. It started many years ago, so a Thanksgiving book should tell that story.
There are so many fun books about Thanksgiving that you should read with your kiddos. So, without further ado, here is a list of the best Thanksgiving books you should read this year.
Learn about Thanksgiving alphabetically in this adorable book. Each letter teaches what we should be thankful for and shows how there are so many things to be grateful for.
Each family member has a role in preparing the Thanksgiving feast. Join them as they prepare to spend the holiday together to celebrate what they have. This book is the perfect read-aloud story with its rhythm.
This colorful book is full of beautiful illustrations depicting fall's lovely colors. The illustrator has won awards for his illustrations, so you know the art is incredible. Your kids will enjoy looking at the fun colors while eating yummy foods.
Turkey hears that he may be eaten for Thanksgiving, so he needs to leave the farm. He and his friends plan an elaborate escape, but do they actually need to worry?
The zoo animals get a tasty treat when farmers donate their pumpkins to the zoo. They love eating the pumpkins but also enjoy playing with them. Your kids will love this silly fall book.
Making a Thanksgiving meal takes a lot of preparation, so this fun book talks about everything that needs to be done the night before Thanksgiving. The family gathers to make a special meal to celebrate and express gratitude.
Join Little Critter as he acts in his school's Thanksgiving play. He learns about Thanksgiving and enjoys a delicious holiday meal. Read this funny book with your kids to see what Little Critter gets into.
There is some turkey trouble when a turkey runs around the school before the Thanksgiving play. Help the students find the silly turkey and enjoy the funny things the turkey gets into.
Taylor the Turkey teaches the concept of gratitude in this beautiful children's book. It is a good reminder for young kids and yourself to be thankful for everything you have.
All of Charlie Brown's friends invite themselves to his house for Thanksgiving, but he does not know how to cook! Follow Charlie's cooking adventures and see if he is able to make a delicious Thanksgiving feast.
The Old Lady keeps swallowing things; this time, it is Thanksgiving themed! Enjoy the silly rhymes and colorful illustrations in this classic book. Your kids will laugh at all of the wild things the old lady tries to eat.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Llama Llama and his family. They enjoy tasty foods like pumpkin pie and jump in the fall leaves. This board book teaches kiddos about all of the fun Thanksgiving things.
13. The Leaf Thief
Squirrel teams up with his friend to find his missing leaf. He has quite a collection, so he is sad to find that there is a leaf thief in the forest. There is fun bonus information in the back of the book about leaves changing colors in the fall.
Now, you have tons of Thanksgiving books to read this upcoming holiday! We know you and your kids will love reading these books together. It is a great activity to do after eating a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.
15. Fry Bread
This cute book is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, and our similarities and difference. It is a great addition to your Thanksgiving book lineup.
You should also check out the best family Thanksgiving movies. Watching these with your family is another great way to spend time together during the holidays. Bonus points if you snack on leftovers during the movie.
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