Favorite Children’s Books to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in McHenry County

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I love pulling out a basket of holiday books a week or two before the holiday. The kids love seeing new books and it provides you with a few minutes of some quiet time. Plan a visit to your local library this week and grab these books to keep the kids busy while you are cooking and cleaning.

Children’s Books that Celebrate Thanksgiving

children's books to celebrate thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving
by Nancy Davis

Recommended by our preschool teacher this sturdy lift a flap book will help introduce the youngest children to the story and concept of Thanksgiving.

children's books to celebrate thanksgiving

Turkey Trouble
By Wendi Silvano

A fun little story about a turkey that needs to find a way out of becoming dinner. If you have ever helped a child create a turkey disguise for school they will enjoy sharing the story and their turkey at home.

children's books to celebrate thanksgiving

The Thank you Dish
By Trace Balla

This book is a simple, charming and incredibly heartwarming book. It is a celebration of dinnertime and family time, and a child-friendly explanation of the value of community, sharing and … gardening!

children's books to celebrate thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks
By Margaret Sutherland

Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together.

children's books to celebrate thanksgiving

Thanks for Thanksgiving
By Julie Markes

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks—the question is, where to begin? Julie Markes reminds kids and adults alike about the little details that make each day enjoyable, while Doris Barrette’s beautiful and striking illustrations bring her thoughtful words to life.

children's books to celebrate thanksgiving

Balloons over Broadway
By Melissa Sweet

If your family, like mine, has a Thanksgiving Day tradition of watching the Macy’s Day parade you will want to pick up this book. You will meet Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire, and who created the helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Parade.

There are so many other wonderful Thanksgiving stories out there that I didn’t have room to include on this list. Tell us what some of your family’s favorites are!

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Head to the library and grab these Children\'s Books to Celebrate Thanksgiving! Delight children of all ages and spend some quality family time.

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