Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. For me the holiday is extra special because it was around this time nine years ago that I first became a mother. So I have an added reason to be thankful this time of year.
To help us all get in the mood for Thanksgiving, I recently filled our book basket with some of our favorite picture books for this holiday. I don't know of a better way to celebrate the holiday season than time spent snuggled up with your children sharing a good book. It is a surefire way to create some cherished holiday memories for both parent and child. So--to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving, here are some great books on the topic that you can share with your children. Some are historical fiction, others celebrate our modern day version of the holiday, and some of just silly and fun--But they are all great books and worth a read!
I hope that you will take time out to make these stories a tradition in your family too!
Thanksgiving Picture Books for Older Kids (And Adults Too!)
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson
Do you think you know everything about Thanksgiving? WELL, did you know that Thanksgiving was once in danger of "dieing out" in our country? True story! This is a wonderful story about how Thanksgiving was saved and became a national holiday. But really---its a story that showcases the importance of perseverance. GREAT book!
The First Thanksgiving by
I love the history titles from this series of readers. We own and have read nearly all of them. This one is very complete and does a great job of telling the story in an easy to read format.
Thanksgiving Chapter Books or Longer Read Alouds
Thanksgiving Books for Preschoolers
Thanksgiving Books for Babies and Toddlers
Thanks for reading!
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