30 Fabulous Thanksgiving Books for Kids

We love reading with Them Kids! Start the Thanksgiving season by adding a Thanksgiving book or two to your kids’ reading library. Here are 30 titles that are perfect for this holiday of gratitude.

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Here are 30 Thanksgiving books to prep your kids for the gratitude season. 

Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving

Little Critter is going to have a Thanksgiving he’ll never forget!

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

Pete the Cat celebrates Thanksgiving in this groovy new lift-the-flap book!

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks

The Berenstain cubs act out the first Thanksgiving complete with costumes, props, and a full Thanksgiving feast.

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings

Ride along with the Bear family on Thanksgiving Day as Brother and Sister learn about all the things they- and YOU-can be thankful for…including faith, family, and the huge feast waiting for them at the end of their journey to Gramp’s and Gran’s.

The Night Before Thanksgiving

Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.

Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks

Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together.

The Story of the Pilgrims

From the dangerous voyage across the Atlantic to the first harsh winter to the delicious Thanksgiving feast, all the excitement and wonder of the Pilgrims’ first year in America is captured in this vivid retelling that is perfect for the youngest historians.

The Thanksgiving Story

In this festive Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, Alice Dalgiesh brings to life the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday for readers of all ages.

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks—the question is, where to begin? From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what is most important is being able to share them with family!

Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper

It’s Thanksgiving Day, and Pinkalicious and Peter decide to be Thanksgiving helpers!

The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving lasted three whole days. Ann McGovern’s simple text introduces children to the struggles of the Pilgrims during their first year at Plymouth Colony and the events leading to the historic occasion we celebrate today.

Cranberry Thanksgiving

randmother certainly didn’t want to ask Mr. Whiskers for Thanksgiving dinner! She was very angry when Maggie asked him. She was even more angry when SOMEONE stole her favorite, secret recipe for cranberry bread! Was Mr. Whiskers the thief?

The Autumn Visitors

In this fourth and final book in Karel Hayes’s acclaimed Visitors series, the beloved family of bears gets in another round of adventures as they experience the full enjoyment of a New England autumn.

Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving

In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive. When a good harvest was gathered, the people feasted together–a tradition that continues almost four hundred years later.

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims

Ten little Pilgrims and ten little Wampanoag boys and girls are getting ready for the harvest feast.

Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey

When Amelia Bedelia helps out with the school Thanksgiving play, she causes quite a scene. Let’s all give thanks for another funny new Amelia Bedelia story!

A Turkey for Thanksgiving

Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn’t realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.

Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet

Join Nancy and her entire family as they celebrate Thanksgiving in this brand-new storybook, complete with more than thirty swanky stickers.

The Berenstain Bears: Thanksgiving All Around

Young readers will experience the joys of fall in Bear Country with this brand-new Berenstain Bears storybook. A lift-the-flap format invites children to discover fall foliage, red apples, round pumpkins, and of course, a fine turkey alongside the beloved Bear family. In this exciting addition to the classic New York Times best-selling Berenstain property, Thanksgiving really is all around!

I Spy Thanksgiving

All new, easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with Walter Wick’s fun photographs culled from previously published I Spy books to create this I Spy easy reader that’s perfect for Thanksgiving!

A Plump And Perky Turkey

Turkeys around Squawk Valley just don’t jump into pots anymore—they are way too smart for that. So the townspeople hatch a clever plan. They host a turkey-themed arts and crafts fair and lure a vain bird into town by advertising for an artist’s model. Peter the Turkey, proud of his well-stuffed form, takes the bait but doesn’t fall for the trap.

The Best Thanksgiving Ever!

A sweet story about the importance of family, being thankful, and love–as told by a family of turkeys, with a hilarious surprise at the end!

It’s Thanksgiving!

It’s time for turkey! The parade is about to start. The pumpkin pie is in the oven. The whole family is gathered around the table. And everybody wants to pull the wishbone! From Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky comes a scrumptious helping of twelve Thanksgiving poems to enjoy every day of the year!

Arthur’s Thanksgiving

Arthur has been picked to direct his school’s Thanksgiving play-and cast the roles. But all his friends want to be star, and no one wants to play the Turkey! What will Arthur do?

Run, Turkey, Run!

Thanksgiving is only a day away. Can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer searching for a plump bird for his feast? If the farmer doesn’t fall for his tricks, there’s only one think left to do . . . run, Turkey, run!

Franklin’s Thanksgiving

In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our young hero likes everything about Thanksgiving, from eating pumpkin-fly pie to making cornucopias

Thanksgiving Is Here!

As soon as Maggie’s grandma and grandpa get the turkey in the oven, bright and early on Thanksgiving morning, the guests arrive and the commotion begins: glamorous aunts, crying babies, acrobatic cousins, strange dogs, mysterious gifts, romance, friendships, “yackety-yak”ing and, of course, lots of wonderful food and fun.

Scooby-Doo and the Thanksgiving Terror

Happy Thanksgiving Scooby-Doo!
Scooby and the gang are at it again in this Thanksgiving thriller. When a float in the Coolsville Parade comes to life, it’s up to the Mystery, Inc. to catch the culprit. Will they be able to before they get stuffed?

Katie Saves Thanksgiving (Katie Woo)

Pedro’s and JoJo’s families are on their way to Katie’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. But they get stuck in a snowstorm, and the Woos’ oven suddenly breaks. Katie wonders what kind of Thanksgiving it will be without sweet potatoes, pie, and most of all, friends.

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