The Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids
Where Is Baby’s Turkey? by Karen Katz- This is the perfect Thanksgiving book for babies and toddlers. They will love lifting the flaps as you read the sweet story of Baby, who is searching for Turkey—her stuffed animal. The flaps are sturdy and easy for tiny hands to lift, and the bright colors will delight your little turkey this holiday season.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey by Lucille Colandro and Jared D. Lee- This book is sure to make your kids giggle. It tells the story of the Old Lady who swallows crazy items like a turkey, a ball, a hat, a balloon, and a boat. You’ll have to make it to the end of the story to see why! The is a great repeating book and your kids will love reading aloud with you.
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean and Kimberly Dean- Join the hilarious Pete the Car as he celebrates Thanksgiving in this lift-the-flap book. Pete is staring in his school’s Thanksgiving play and needs to know all about the very first Thanksgiving. If your kids love Pete the Cat, they will love this book.
The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh- This award winning book details the origin story of Thanksgiving. Giles, Constance and Damaris Hopkins are Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower ship as it journeys to the New World. When they arrive, there are difficult challenges, but with the help of the Native Americans they survive and have a November harvest to celebrate
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano- In this hilarious book, Turkey knows he needs to get creative as Thanksgiving approaches. So he comes up with a plan to disguise himself as other animals so he won’t end up on the Thanksgiving table. His first few attempts are super silly and ultimately fail. However, he finally comes up with the perfect disguise.
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet- The perfect book to read before watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This book introduces Tony Sarg, the puppeteer, who created the first "upside-down puppets" for the parade.
'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey- This book tells the story of a group of children who visit a Turkey farm the night before Thanksgiving. The children make friends with the farmer and the turkeys as they talk about everything they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson- Instead of telling the story of the first Thanksgiving, this book tells the story of how Thanksgiving almost ended. However, Sarah Hale decided to make Americans wants to continue the Thanksgiving holiday tradition. Her plans worked because she got Abraham Lincoln to sign the Thanksgiving Proclamation so it became a national holiday.