Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Our Christmas tree may be up, no judgement zone here! Lol BUT we still have a few pumpkins and turkeys up and we cannot wait to celebrate and give thanks with our family on Thanksgiving! Here are some fun Thanksgiving books for your little ones! There’s even one about skipping Thanksgiving and going straight to Christmas! My favorite, being the book about the Thanksgiving Day Parade!!

How to Catch a Turkey 

by  Adam Wallace  (Author), Andy Elkerton  (Illustrator)

A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it so the show can go on? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!). This hilariously zany children’s picture book combines STEAM concepts and traps with a silly story and fun illustrations, perfect for starting a new fall family tradition this autumn or giving as a Thanksgiving gift for kids ages 4 and up!

Thanksgiving Jokes For Kids

by  Ciel Publishing  (Author)

Discover a new and fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family this year! Do not forget the turkey on the table and this book in your hand.

Now you can enjoy endless laughter and entertainment with over 160 Thanksgiving-themed jokes and funny stories before Thanksgiving, during Thanksgiving, and even after Thanksgiving.

Balloons over Broadway

by  Melissa Sweet  (Author)

Meet the master puppeteer who invented the first balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Melissa Sweet brings to life the inspirational story of the puppeteer who invented the giant balloons floating in the sky during the annual parade celebrating Thanksgiving. The Caldecott Honor artist brilliantly captures the essence of Tony Sarg, a self-taught immigrant with a fascinating imagination.

10 Fat Turkeys

by  Tony Johnston  (Author), Rich Deas  (Illustrator)

This silly rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards.”Looky!” says a silly turkey swinging from a vine. Gobble gobble wibble wobble.Whoops! Now there are nine.Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more. Veteran author Tony Johnston has written a joyful text, which first-time illustrator Richard Deas brings to life as wild and wacky fun!

Taylor the Thankful Turkey

by  Sonica Ellis  (Author), Nejla Shojaie Shojaie  (Illustrator)

Taylor the Thankful Turkey is an easy-to-read children’s book about giving thanks and being grateful.
The goal of this book is to teach kids that being thankful is more than just being grateful for you have, but also showing others your appreciation. This helps to build self-esteem and confidence, and makes
you a positive and uplifting person.

After all, gratitude is the best attitude, and there is always something to be thankful for.

I Am Thankful

by  Sheri Wall  (Author)

Thanksgiving books for kids teach us about coming together with our loved ones and to give thanks for all that we have. I Am Thankful is an adorable, rhyming storybook that follows three different families as they celebrate the holiday with their own traditions, acts of kindness, and ways of giving back. 

Kids will learn how to be thankful for the people and world around them as they delight in the sweet illustrations that show diverse families and exciting Thanksgiving adventures. This heartfelt, poetic story will show young ones the meaning of giving and sharing.

The Roll-Away Pumpkin

by  Junia Wonders  (Author), Daniela Volpari  (Illustrator)

When a large pumpkin gets away from its young owner, Marla, an amusing and lighthearted pursuit ensues. As it rolls down country roads, through a farm’s haystacks, past a milkman and his cart, over a stone bridge, through a city’s bistro, and past a butcher shop, readers will enjoy as each subsequent person joins in the young girl’s chase after the runaway, rollaway pumpkin, making for a silly procession that gets even sillier when the group encounters a marching parade. A pleasing ending has the ever-growing group enjoying a cauldron of pumpkin soup.

Holly’s Thanksgiving Wish

by  Kaine  (Author), Duds  (Author)

Thanksgiving is Holly’s favorite holiday. Every year, she tries to make the Thanksgiving feast even better with some magnificent balloons. But balloons and hedgehog spikes don’t always get along. Encouraged by her dad, Holly sets a plan in motion – calling on friends like Betty Baboon and Little Pork for help. Can she make her wish come true? Can she finally bring a balloon to the Thanksgiving festivities? Find out in this adorable story about family, perseverance, and the power of a smile.

The Forgotten Holiday 

by  Chuck Tedder  (Author), Carly Hillis-Tedder  (Illustrator)

Follow the Thanksgiving turkey as he navigates the explosive commercialism of Halloween and Christmas while his own treasured holiday is squeezed out with barely any recognition. Can it survive? This picture book for children young and old offers suggestions on how to honor the season, to give thanks for all that we have and to find ways to help others during their time of need. You can make a difference!

Bear Says Thanks

by  Karma Wilson  (Author), Jane Chapman  (Illustrator)

Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?

Does your family have a favorite Thanksgiving book not on this list? Please share in the comments below!

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