It’s hard not to love Thanksgiving. There is so much to enjoy – family, friends, food, fall weather. Thanksgiving is a special time to share with our families and be thankful for the things we have and the moments we get to spend with one another.
It’s also a crazy time as we run around preparing for the holidays. It’s important that we remember to slow down and set aside a few quiet moments to share with our kids. Reading with your little turkeys is the perfect way to show them how thankful you are to be with them.
Here are 12 Thanksgiving-themed books to share with your family this holiday season:
Thanks for Thanksgiving – A reminder of all the little things to be thankful on Thanksgiving day and every day. There’s even room to write down what your kids are thankful for.
Berenstain Bears Give Thanks – A Thanksgiving story featuring some of our favorite picturebook characters.
Just a Special Thanksgiving – A sweet Thanksgiving story featuring Lil’ Critter. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Pete the Cat the First Thanksgiving – Learn about the first Thanksgiving with every young readers favorite cat, Pete.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – A classic retelling of the Peanut’s Thanksgiving movie.
Thank You Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving – The Tale of Sarah Hale, the woman who helped make Thanksgiving a National holiday.
Cranberry Thanksgiving – The classic tale of a Grandmother’s favorite holiday. I remember saving this recipe as a child and making it at home with my mom.
The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving – A true, simplified account of the Pilgrim’s voyage, struggles, and first harvest celebration.
Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving – Told from Squanto’s perspective, a true retelling of the first Thanksgiving.
A Turkey for Thanksgiving – A heartwarming tale of friends celebrating Thanksgiving with the turkey at the table, rather than on the table.
Thanksgiving on Thursday – A book for the bigger kids, Thanksgiving on Thursday follows popular characters Jack and Annie back to 1621 to the First Thanksgiving.
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade – Learn about the inventor of the amazing puppets that are now a trademark of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Happy Thanksgiving and have a warm and wonderful holiday season!
Heidi Deal is a WAHM with two amazing children who learned quickly that nature is the best playground. Together, they explore the outdoors, searching for the next best place to investigate.
Heidi homeschools her two children while tackling education and parenting topics for various websites and magazines. She also operates her own copywriting business, sells children’s books, and maintains her own education blog.