15 Books That Teach Kids to Be Thankful

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

#Going Beyond Traditional Thanksgiving Preparations

It's the time of year when people are preparing to gather with family and friends for the holidays. Many celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and football— but teaching children that the meaning of Thanksgiving is more than just a home-cooked meal and time off from school is essential.

Here are 15 recommended books for kids that celebrate sharing, practicing gratitude, reflecting on history, community, and family. Place the book you’d like on hold and send it to your local library. Then you can read these stories to the children in your life and help them see what the spirit of Thanksgiving is all about.

15 books that teach kids to be thankful

Amanda Toman

Amanda Toman

Amanda Toman is a mama, digital marketer, wifey and avid reader. You will either find her in the marketing department for the Jacksonville Public Library, spending time with her family, reading her Kindle, at a Pure Barre class, at Disney World, or at home binge watching the latest book to TV show series. She is also a co-host for Completely Booked, the official podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library.

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