Kids Books About Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving books for kids

For many, Thanksgiving is a time of cherished traditions. Across the nation, we gather, give thanks, and share what we’re most grateful for. Menus will vary from table to table – as will the faces around them. But for those who celebrate, Thanksgiving is a day to spend time with the ones you love, tell stories and make new memories.

#Giving thanks

Looking for ways to talk to your kids about gratitude? Students from a wonderfully diverse classroom share what they are most thankful for in I Am Thankful, a Little Golden Book by Sonali Fry.  

#Giving back

Thanksgiving can also be a time to reflect on history and build community. Some families mark the holiday by helping those in need. They may volunteer at a soup kitchen or help organize a food drive. For tales of giving, check out Thanksgiving Day Thanks by Laura Elliott or Mallory Makes a Difference by Laurie Friedman.

#Let’s talk turkey

When you think of Thanksgiving, the turkey often takes center stage. Which begs the question: Does the President ever pardon more than one or two turkeys? How about a few dozen? KC and her best friend, Marshall, certainly hope so! Find out more in Turkey Trouble on the National Mall by Ron Roy.

#More recommendations

Looking for more Thanksgiving-themed books? Stop in a library branch or visit our website to search our catalog. You might even see a fun book display!

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