Books About Thanksgiving for Little Learners

My very favorite way to learn about a new topic is by using picture books! There’s nothing like getting nice and cozy with a good book, especially a seasonal themed book! These books about Thanksgiving for little learners are sure to add tons of learning and seasonal joy to your Thanksgiving unit!

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thanksgiving history books

Thanksgiving History Books

I’m so excited to have added a handful of Thanksgiving history books to our collection! One of the best ways to learn about a new topic is through picture books, and these ones are fabulous! I’ve also included a couple of chapter books that we’ll be venturing into the next couple of years, or maybe use as read alouds in the meantime!

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving – Eric Metaxas

The Story of the Pilgrims – Katherine Ross

This is the Feast – Diane Z. Shore

What Was the First Thanksgiving? – Joan Holub

Magic Tree House: Thanksgiving on Thursday – Mary Pope Osborne

The Thanksgiving Story – Alice Dalgliesh

Be sure to grab these FREE Thanksgiving Reading Response graphic organizers! Use the 9 pages to record information learned from ANY Thanksgiving book of your choice!


books about thankfulness

Books About Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to talk about gratitude with our littles! These picture books make this conversation so sweet!

Thankful – Eileen Spinelli

Just So Thankful – Mercer Mayer

If You’re Thankful and You Know It – Chrissy Bozik

Bear Says Thanks – Karma Wilson


Christian thanksgiving books

Christian Thanksgiving Books

For the Christian family, these Thanksgiving picture books are a must! We love reading them year after year, and I know you will as well!

A Very Thankful Prayer – Bonnie Rickner Jensen

The Berenstain Bears: Thanksgiving Blessings – Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears: Give Thanks – Jan and Mike Berenstain

God Gave Us Thankful Hearts – Lisa Tawn Bergren


silly thanksgiving books

Silly Turkey and Thanksgiving Books

Need a little silliness to help you make it to Thanksgiving break?! Don’t forget these super silly turkey and Thanksgiving picture books!

First Grade Feast! – Judy Katschke

How to Catch a Turkey – Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! – Lucille Colandro

Turkey Trouble – Wendy Silvano


thanksgiving board books

Thanksgiving Board Books

Got little bitties? Don’t forget the Thanksgiving board books! We love introducing picture books and thematic units to even our tiniest kiddos! Some of these books are included in the lists above, but I wanted to make sure and list them here again so you can know that they’re board books and safe for tots!

Thankful – Eileen Spinelli

A Very Thankful Prayer – Bonnie Rickner Jensen

One Big Turkey – Anne Vittur Kennedy

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George – Cynthia Platt

The Very First Thanksgiving – Nancy Davis


I hope these books about Thanksgiving add so much joy to your little time with your littles! I can’t wait to fill our November will lots and lots of Thanksgiving reading, and I hope to add to this list as the month goes on! Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving book? I’d LOVE to hear all about it!

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