I know a lot of people feel as though Thanksgiving is the most overlooked Holiday, so I have compiled a list of our ten favorite books to read around Thanksgiving. We hope your family loves them as much as our family does!
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes — This book explains to children the one of the reasons behind Thanksgiving: to be thankful. The illustrations really enforce the concepts behind the story.
Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf — Based on the true story of a family in Upstate New York, this book takes you on a journey of the magical day spent on a farm with friends, family, and laughter. It is told in a lyrical style, which is sure to capture the attention of your little one.
Just A Special Thanksgiving by Mercer Mayer — Join Little Critter as he participates in both a school play and a surprise Thanksgiving dinner for all of Critterville where they give thanks for their for this holiday.
Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano — This book about a Turkey who doesn’t want to be part of the Thanksgiving festivities showcases his various disguises to avoid being dinner. This is a great book to do alongside a Turkey Disguise!
The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross — A more educational take on Thanksgiving, this book tells a brief story of the Pilgrims’ voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, their first harsh winter in The New World, and finally their first Thanksgiving feast.