Thanksgiving is a great time to share seasonal books with your children. Not only do most these books have a fun fall theme, but Thanksgiving stories typically celebrate wonderful characteristics like community, family, and sharing. If you’re searching for some great Thanksgiving-related tales to share with your kids this holiday season, check out these 12 amazing books. They’re sure to love the stories, and they might even learn something, too!
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
From daily cuddles to the Thanksgiving turkey, this cute book will remind you and your kids to be thankful for all the things – large and small – that make your lives wonderful.
God Gave Us Thankful Hearts by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Join Lil Pup and Mama wolf as they discuss all the things they’re thankful for during the holiday season.
The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross
Beginning with their dangerous voyage across the ocean and ending with the first Thanksgiving feast, this educational book tells the tale of the Pilgrim’s first year in America.
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean
Follow your kid’s favorite cat as he learns about the Pilgrim’s first holiday celebration and prepares for his school’s Thanksgiving program.
A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting
A silly misunderstanding means Turkey is left out of the forest animal’s Thanksgiving festivities in this funny holiday classic.
Llama Llama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney
Fans of Llama Llama will love this holiday tale, which features simple rhyming text and durable pages that are great for young readers.
The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing
Watch as the Thanksgiving feast is prepared and a family gathers around the table to celebrate the fall holiday in this cute book.
The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders
Help Marla catch her roll-away pumpkin in this beautifully illustrated fall picture book perfect for young readers.
Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
Learn all about the inventor of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons in this informative award-winning children’s book.
Thankful by Eileen Spinelli
The charming rhymes and cute illustrations in this lovely book work together to speak to the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings – no matter what the season is.
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by B.G. Hennessy
The simple text and fall-inspired illustrations in this sweet Thanksgiving book will keep your children interested and the educational story about the first Thanksgiving will teach them a little history at the same time.