The Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Last Updated on October 4, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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Are you looking for some great Thanksgiving books for kids? We have recommendations for Thanksgiving books for toddlers, Thanksgiving books for preschoolers, as well as books for all ages!

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

If you’re anything like me, you love having books about the seasons and holidays around the house. We really enjoy learning and talking about what is happening throughout the year, and having a reading theme is fun!

Often, it seems it’s traditional to have Christmas and Easter books. 

But Thanksgiving is an important holiday too! Being able to teach my kids about gratitude is something that is near and dear to my heart. Books are a great way to teach lessons without being boring. These are some of my favorite books about gratitude that my children really enjoy! 

This list of Thanksgiving books are personal favorites of mine and my kids. The best part about books is that you don’t have to buy them if you don’t want! You can go to the library and borrow it. But just in case you want to add them to your collection we linked them for you!

Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers

You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Adorable cutouts of the cute little characters in this book really make it a delight to read! The message of love and sincere care along with interactive fun in You’re My Little Pumpkin makes it the perfect book for fall in general, but is a great book to have around for Thanksgiving. 

Llama Llama Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Llama Llama is grateful for everything and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to be thankful, but this book also teaches the importance of being thankful all the time. With cute rhyming and the book being just the right length for a toddler’s attention span, it’s sure to become a holiday favorite. 

I Spy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

If you have a child that notices all the small details in books, then you have found the perfect Thanksgiving book! Fun pictures help kids learn letters and improve their creativity by finding interesting things on each page. 

The First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Your kids will love seeing history come to life as grateful Pilgrims host their very first Thanksgiving. There are simple reading words and short sentences to help new readers with being able to read and comprehend the story. 

Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

There is a lot of great history about Thanksgiving, but this book does a great job of going into how the holiday is about being thankful for everything! It’s a wonderful story about bringing family and friends together.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

If your kids are fans of the old lady who swallowed a fly, then they won’t want to miss out on the rhyming fun of the old lady who swallowed a pie. Your kids will be finishing the sentences faster than you can read them.

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

A lift-the-flap book that is a fun history lesson on Thanksgiving too! This book does a fantastic job of presenting educational information in an interesting way. Your kids won’t even know they are learning!

I Love to Gobble You Up!

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

The textures in this book are what really make it a hit! Kids love to hear how loved they are and the fun turkey feathers are just the cherry on top because they are fun to play with. 

Thanksgiving Books for Preschoolers

Five Silly Turkeys

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

A fun counting book that will have your toddlers laughing! With five silly turkeys doing hilarious things, what could possibly go wrong? This is also a great sensory book and is great at keeping the attention of little ones. 

10 Fat Turkeys

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Come along on an adventure with the 10 turkeys in this book! There is lots of counting and rhyming with silly words, your kids will not be able to get enough. 

Just a Special Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Little Critter and his family attend a play, go to a parade, and also have a special surprise Thanksgiving dinner! You can’t go wrong with Little Critter books, they always have great morals and wonderful pictures. 

Be Thankful Pout-Pout Fish

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving under the sea? No way! Of course Mr. Fish teaches about sharing and being thankful with his friends. It’s a nice short story with great pictures!

How to Catch a Turkey

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Oh no! There is a turkey on the loose on the night before Thanksgiving at school! Help the students run all around their school trying to catch the turkey before the holiday celebration. The pictures are a lot of fun in the Thanksgiving book for kids. 

Taylor the Tooting Turkey

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

This book is absolutely HILARIOUS! What kid doesn’t love a silly book about tooting? And if you didn’t know, there are different kinds of toots. Don’t worry, they are explained in this fun book that your child will want to read year-round. 

A Plump and Perky Turkey

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

The town comes up with a plan to catch a turkey for their festive Thanksgiving dinner and that’s how you end up on an adventure with Pete the Turkey. Don’t worry, he doesn’t fall for the trap though!

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

This book is a classic! You can’t have Thanksgiving without Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang! If your kids have seen the movie, then they will surely follow this story really well. The book doesn’t skip a beat and it’s always great to add to the holiday book collection. 

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

A lesson in gratitude is definitely what is taught in this book! Mama Bear reminds her cubs on the way to their grandparent’s home of all of the wonderful things they have to be thankful for including family, faith, freedom, and more!

The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

This book talks about the Mayflower and the challenges that the Pilgrims encountered when traveling and trying to establish the New World. Your kids will enjoy learning about the first harvest and how much hard work went into creating such an extravagant meal.

What are some of your kid’s favorite books about Thanksgiving? Share in the comments!

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