Thanksgiving books for kids share the early history of the United States, gratitude, and thankfulness. Do you know that thankfulness is a habit – something you must practice and make a regular part of your day?
We practice thankfulness each night in our family prayers. For others, it’s at a family meal.If you don’t have a daily routine of practicing gratitude, it’s never too late to start. And, the good news, is it directly correlates to your feelings of joyfulness.
Here are books to share with your children that talk about thankfulness, the history of Thanksgiving, plus some funny stories as well.
Thanksgiving Books for Kids
Baby/Toddler Thanksgiving Books
The First Thanksgiving: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Kathryn Lynn Davis
An early Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George tabbed board book by H.A. Rey
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Curious George.
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
Bear practices gratitude.
Young Elementary Thanksgiving Books
Sweet and funny children’s picture books about Thanskgiving. . .
Thanksgiving Day Thanks by Laura Malone Elliott, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey
An Awesome Book of Thanks! by Dallas Clayton
10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano, illustrated by Lee Harper
Older Elementary Thanksgiving Books
If You Were At The First Thanksgiving by Anne Kamma and Bert Dodson
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving by Catherine O’Neill Grace
Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgivingby Katherine Ptaerson and Pamela Dalton
Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27) by Mary Pope Osborne
What Thanksgiving books will you include in your celebration this year?