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[Grades K-2] Best Thanksgiving Books

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When leaves start turning red or yellow, the best season of the year is right around the corner. It's time to turn your pages and get ready to say THANK YOU! Books are ordered by reading levels.
  • What Is Thanksgiving?

    Harriet Ziefert, Claire Schumacher

    Paperback (HarperFestival, Sept. 30, 1992)
    By helping her parents prepare a huge Thanksgiving feast for a large and loving extended family, Little Mouse gets a hands-on introduction to the holiday -- and so will young readers as they lift the flaps to join in the fun of the mouse family's Thanksgiving celebration.
  • Teacher Created Materials - Primary Source Readers: Giving Thanks - Guided Reading Level A

    Sharon Coan

    Paperback (Teacher Created Materials, Oct. 30, 2013)
    Teach kindergarten students about the first Thanksgiving as they compare the similarities and differences between the past and present. Featuring vivid images and easy-to-read text, this engaging book will have children eager to share what they're thankful for. This appropriately leveled nonfiction book includes a supporting glossary and index to help beginning readers build vocabulary and foundational literacy skills.
  • Why We Have Thanksgiving

    Margaret Hillert, Stephen Marchesi

    Paperback (Norwood House Pr, July 15, 2016)
    "Authorized adapted reprint from the U.S. English language edition"--Title page verso.
  • Llama Llama Gives Thanks

    Anna Dewdney

    Board book (Viking Books for Young Readers, Aug. 15, 2017)
    From beloved storyteller Anna Dewdney comes the perfect way to give thanks: a Llama Llama Thanksgiving board book! In Llama Llama Gives Thanks, it's Thanksgiving time for Llama Llama and his family! That means yummy foods and autumn leaves and being thankful for everything from pumpkin pies to blue skies. Thanksgiving may only come once year, but in Llama's family, giving thanks is always here!With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.Llama Llama Gives Thanks was one of Anna’s final projects before she passed on in 2016. Her love of language, playful sensibility, and ability to entertain and comfort young children are evident in all of her books.
  • Feeling Thankful

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila Kelly EdD

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Jan. 1, 2013)
    Stop and smile. You have a lot to be thankful for! People, places, and things can make us feel happy. They can make us feel safe. Open this book, and warm your heart.
  • My First Thanksgiving

    Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Grosset & Dunlap, Aug. 16, 2008)
    Tomie dePaola’s simple text and bright illustrations perfectly capture the joy of this special holiday. Young readers will love learning more about the traditional celebrations of the day.
  • Biscuit Is Thankful

    Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories

    Board book (HarperFestival, Sept. 2, 2003)
    Biscuit is thankful for his bone, his biscuits, and lots more, too. Sweet puppy! Woof!
  • Where Is Baby's Turkey?: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book

    Karen Katz

    Board book (Little Simon, Sept. 5, 2017)
    Little ones will love this new lift-the-flap board book from Karen Katz that’s perfect for Thanksgiving!Gobble, gobble! It’s time for Thanksgiving! In this interactive book from bestselling author Karen Katz, little ones can lift the sturdy, easy-to-lift flaps on each page to look for Baby’s turkey stuffed animal. Filled with bright, striking art, this book is sure to get little ones excited for the festive family holiday!
  • First Thanksgiving

    Terri Fields

    Paperback (Ready Readers, July 1, 2018)
    The first Thanksgiving was a celebration. The pilgrims were thankful for the harvest they planted. Find out what the pilgrims ate for the first Thanksgiving. Paired to the fiction title A Year of Fun.
  • The Thankful Book

    Todd Parr

    Hardcover (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Oct. 16, 2012)
    I am thankful for music because it makes me want to dance.I am thankful for my feet because they help me run and play.I am thankful for kisses because they make me feel loved.Todd Parr's bestselling books have taught kids about unconditional love, respecting the earth, facing fears, and more, all with his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity. Now, The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for. From everyday activities like reading and bathtime to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child, Todd inspires readers to remember all of life's special moments. The perfect book to treasure and share, around the holidays and throughout the year.
  • The First Thanksgiving: A Lift-the-Flap Book

    Kathryn Lynn Davis

    Board book (Little Simon, Sept. 21, 2010)
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  • Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit!

    Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories

    Paperback (HarperFestival, Sept. 3, 2019)
    Celebrate Thanksgiving with Biscuit! Lift the flaps to reveal a special holiday surprise on every page.Biscuit has so much to be thankful for on his first Thanksgiving. How will he and the little girl spend this special day?Pull back the flaps to find out!
  • The Thank You Book

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, May 3, 2016)
    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.
  • The Thankful Book

    Todd Parr

    Board book (LB Kids, Oct. 2, 2018)
    Todd Parr's beloved Thanksgiving classic celebrating all of the things there are to be grateful for in a kid's life is now a board book!I am thankful for music because it makes me want to dance.I am thankful for my feet because they help me run and play.I am thankful for kisses because they make me feel loved.The perfect book to treasure and share around the holidays and throughout the year is now available as a board book! Todd Parr's bestselling books have celebrated Valentine's Day, Earth Day, and Halloween, teaching kids about unconditional love, respecting the earth, and facing fears, all with his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity. The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for. From everyday activities like reading and bathtime to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child, Todd inspires readers to remember all of life's special moments.
  • Thanksgiving Mice!

    Bethany Roberts, Doug Cushman

    Hardcover (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sept. 9, 2014)
    CLAP! CLAP! HURRAH! HOORAY! The Thankgiving Mice are putting on a play! Told in verse, cute costumed mice scurry on stage to explain about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. Full of wordplay and repetition, this holiday favorite is now available in an easy reader format.
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Margaret McNamara, Mike Gordon

    eBook (Simon Spotlight, Nov. 3, 2015)
    Mrs. Connor's class celebrates Thanksgiving in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read!Thanksgiving time is here, and Mrs. Connor's class is dressing up to celebrate. When the fire alarm goes off, they share their Thanksgiving cheer with the whole school! Ready-to-read books offer children a world of possibilities at four different reading levels: Pre-Level One: Recognizing Words -Word repetition -Familiar words and phrases -Simple sentences Level One: Starting to Read -Simple stories -Increased vocabulary -Longer sentences Level Two: Reading Independently -More-complex stories -Varied sentence structure -Paragraphs and short chapters Level Three: Reading Proficiently -Rich vocabulary -More-challenging stories -Longer chapters
  • Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks!

    Margaret Sutherland, Sonja Lamut

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Sept. 11, 2000)
    Sure, Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history--and turkey, of course!--but most importantly, it's a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together.
  • The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings: Stickers Included!

    Mike Berenstain

    Paperback (Zonderkidz, Aug. 25, 2013)
    Encourage children to be thankful for all the blessing in their lives in this heartwarming story from the Berenstain Bears Living Lights collection. In The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings, the Bear family is on route to Gran and Gramps’ house. It’s Thanksgiving Day and the cubs could not be more excited for pie, roast turkey, and all the trimmings. But Mama reminds them that there are more important things to be thankful for beyond the feast. Papa joins in and teaches the cubs about the many sacrifices that Bears made before them, so that they all can enjoy freedom, faith, and family today! Follow along with the Bear family as they learn an important lesson about thankfulness, and all the things they, and you, can be thankful for everyday!The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blesses:Is an inspiring book from the bestselling The Berenstain Bears brandGently encourages children 4–8 to think about what they can be thankful for in their livesIs a welcome addition to the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series with over 8.5 million copies sold since 2008X
  • It's Thanksgiving!

    Tessa Kenan

    Paperback (LernerClassroom, Aug. 1, 2016)
    Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the traditions and celebrations of the holiday of Thanksgiving. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.
  • Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving

    Mercer Mayer

    Paperback (HarperFestival, Sept. 1, 2015)
    Little Critter® has charmed readers for over forty years.Now he is going to have a Thanksgiving he'll never forget! From the school play to a surprise dinner for all of Critterville, celebrate along with Little Critter and his family as they give thanks this holiday. Starring Mercer Mayer's classic, loveable character, this brand-new 8x8 storybook is perfect for story time and includes a sheet of stickers!
  • I Am Thankful

    Suzy Capozzi, Eren Unten

    Hardcover (Rodale Kids, Oct. 10, 2017)
    It’s Thanksgiving Day, and there’s a lot to be done before turkey time! I Am Thankful follows a young boy through his busy holiday adventures, from running in the turkey trot to helping his family bake pies. Even though the weather might ruin the annual family football game, the jam-packed day proves there’s never a shortage of things to be thankful for. In this first installment of the Positive Power series, kids will learn the affirmation “I am thankful” through a delightful story of food, family, and fun.About the Positive Power Series:Short on words and long on empowerment, the Positive Power early reader series teaches kids and parents alike the power of positive affirmations and how to incorporate them into their daily lives.
  • Thanksgiving with Me

    Margaret Willey, Lloyd Bloom

    Hardcover (Laura Geringer, Sept. 30, 1998)
    Sit down, Mother, and tell me again. When are my uncles coming? When?Pressed against the windowsill in breathless anticipation, a little girl cannot wait for her beloved uncles to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. She begs her mother to tell her about each and every one of them. What follows is a lyrical duet culminating in the whole house rollicking with music, dance, song, and a joyous feast. And just as they finish their reverie, who should that be coming around the bend? A holiday tale perfectly suited to any child who has waited impatiently for the arrival of favorite relatives to turn a special day info one of true thanksgiving.
  • In November

    Cynthia Rylant, Jill Kastner

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 2008)
    In November, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. Animals seek food and shelter. And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends. Cynthia Rylant's lyrical language and Jill Kastner's rich, cozy paintings capture the cherished moments of this autumn month--the moments we spend together and the ones we witness in the world around us.
  • Thanks for Thanksgiving

    Julie Markes, Doris Barrette

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Aug. 26, 2008)
    Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks—the question is, where to begin? From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what is most important is being able to share them with family! 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.
  • Turkey Trouble

    Wendi Silvano, Lee Harper

    Hardcover (Two Lions, Oct. 1, 2009)
    Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it's almost Thanksgiving . . . and you're the maincourse. But Turkey has an idea--what if he doesn't look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!Wendi Silvano's comical story is perfectly matched by Lee Harper's watercolors.
  • Give Thanks for Each Day

    Steve Metzger, Robert McPhillips

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, Sept. 1, 2011)
    A cuddle-up-together paperback to be thankful for!In concrete, simple, yet touching ways, Steve Metzger shows young children all the things they can be thankful for.A hug! A parade! / A bath! A new toy! But also: Give thanks for the snowflakes,/ That fall from above./ For getting together,/ With people you love.With a cadence and rhythm that's both soothing and inviting, this book can be shared with little ones at any time of day or night.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2011Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
  • How to Catch a Turkey

    Adam Wallace, Andy Elkerton

    Hardcover (Sourcebooks Wonderland, Sept. 4, 2018)
    A New York Times Bestseller!From the bestselling How to Catch series comes a festive turkey tale!A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).Thanksgiving time is here again, but there's a turkey on the run! Can you catch this tricky bird before the school play has begun?
  • Thankful

    Eileen Spinelli, Archie Preston

    Board book (Zonderkidz, Aug. 1, 2017)
    Celebrate everyday blessings, practice thankfulness, and observe the wonderful acts of service that keep us going each and every day. Eileen Spinelli, bestselling and award-winning children's author, charms with rhymes and whimsy in Thankful, perfect for any young reader and their family.“Low-key and gentle; a book to be thankful for.” – Kirkus Reviews“A must-have for library collections; great for one-on-one reading or for storytimes.” – School Library JournalLike the gardener thankful for every green sprout, and the fireman, for putting the fire out, readers are encouraged to be thankful for the many blessings they find in their lives. Spinelli exhibits her endearing storytelling with this engaging poem, reminding children how blessed and special they are. Meant to be read aloud, this heartwarming picture book will be a treasured keepsake for parents and children alike.The gardener’s thankful for every green sprout. The fireman, for putting the fire out. The artist is thankful for color and light. The clown for her costume silly and bright.Thankful:Reminds readers young and old of the many blessings of everyday lifeFeatures rhyming text, making reading fun for readers young and oldFeatures whimsical illustrations with soft colors and bold lines, perfect for any season
  • The First Thanksgiving

    Linda Hayward

    Library Binding (Random House Books for Young Readers, Oct. 10, 1990)
    Illus. in full color. The story of the Pilgrims is vividly retold in simple language for beginning readers. "Easy- reader history is in demand, and this one is welcome. Illustrated with plenty of appealing watercolors."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
  • What Is Thanksgiving?

    Elaine Landau

    Paperback (Enslow Elementary, July 1, 2011)
    When was the first Thanksgiving? How do we celebrate today? Learn all about this holiday’s symbols and traditions with this fun and easy-to-read book. Enjoy a hands-on activity making a thank-you for a community helper, too!
  • Franklin's Thanksgiving

    Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark

    Paperback (Kids Can Press, Aug. 1, 2013)
    In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our young hero likes everything about Thanksgiving, from eating pumpkin-fly pie to making cornucopias. But what he likes best is having his Grandma and Grandpa share the holiday with him and his family. This year, however, his grandparents are traveling abroad. Thanksgiving just won't be the same without guests around the table, so Franklin decides to invite some friends for dinner. What a nice surprise it will be for his parents. Only Franklin's mother and father have the same idea, and on Thanksgiving Day all their friends show up for the festivities! With no more room in the house, where will the holiday meal take place?
  • 10 Fat Turkeys

    Tony Johnston, Rich Deas

    Board book (Cartwheel Books, Aug. 1, 2009)
    Gobble gobble up this board book for a Thanksgiving treat!"Looky!" says a silly turkey swinging from a vine.Gobble gobble wibble wobble.Whoops! Now there are nine."Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious counting story about ten goofy turkeys roller-skating on a fence, doing a noodle dance, and more! Give thanks! This Thanksgiving favorite is now available as a board book with foil cover.
  • Nate the Great Talks Turkey

    Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat, Jody Wheeler

    Paperback (Yearling, Aug. 14, 2007)
    Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in this fall adventure with Nate the Great. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!A giant turkey is on the loose! And everyone is on the case-Nate, his cousin Olivia, his dog, Sludge, and even his friend Claude. But from talking turkey to stalking turkey, will every detective come out a winner?Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book!Visit Nate the Great and Sludge!“They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.”—The Huffington Post
  • The Night Before Thanksgiving

    Natasha Wing, Tammie Lyon

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Aug. 6, 2001)
    Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.
  • Thanksgiving Rules

    Laurie Friedman, Teresa Murfin

    Library Binding (Carolrhoda Books ®, Aug. 1, 2009)
    Percy Isaac Gifford's Official Thanksgiving Decree: I officially command you to eat EVERYTHING you see! Percy knows just what to do to get the most out of this delicious holiday. And so will you if you follow his ten simple rules. From "the early bird gets the turkey" to "life is sweeter when you eat sweets," his rules will help you eat your way through the big meal. But is there more to Thanksgiving than stuffed turkey and sweet potatoes with marshmallows? See how Percy discovers the true recipe for a perfect Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Turkey Tot

    George Shannon, Jennifer K. Mann

    Paperback (Holiday House, Aug. 31, 2014)
    Yummy-looking blackberries are too high to pick, but Turkey Tot figures out a way to reach them. Budding engineers and other creative-minded kids will love Turkey Tot's optimism and can-do spirit.
  • Thankfulness

    Cynthia Amoroso

    Library Binding (Childs World Inc, Aug. 1, 2013)
    Through various examples, children learn about thankfulness and how to apply it to everyday life. At school, in one's community, and even at home, various situations are presented which teach readers about the importance of being thankful.
  • Thank You and Good Night

    Patrick McDonnell

    Hardcover (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Oct. 6, 2015)
    An homage to classic bedtime stories and their creators, from a Caldecott Honor recipient and bestselling artist! Patrick McDonnell's first bedtime book captures the magic of a sleepover with friends, and reminds us to cherish life's simplest pleasures. During a fun pajama party, three animal friends dance and play, but at last everyone is getting sleepy. Is it time for bed yet? Not before taking the time to say thank you for the day, the night, and good friends.
  • Fluffy's Thanksgiving

    Kate McMullan, Mavis Smith

    School &amp; Library Binding (Tandem Library, Sept. 15, 2000)
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!

    Lucille Colandro, Jared D. Lee

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, Aug. 30, 2016)
    The old lady is at it again, and this time she's swallowing a Turkey . . . she's always been quirky! You won't believe why this old lady swalloweda turkey, a ball, a hat, a balloon, a boat, some wheels, anda horn of plenty!Read this book and find out why!
  • Arthur's Thanksgiving

    Marc Brown

    Paperback (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sept. 30, 1984)
    Celebrate Thanksgiving with Arthur in this classic fall story in the bestselling series!When Arthur is picked to direct his school's Thanksgiving play, all his friends beg him for the lead role. But not everyone can be the star, and someone has to be the turkey! Can Arthur find the perfect lead, the perfect turkey, and save the day?More than 5 million Arthur Adventure books sold!
  • Bear Says Thanks

    Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman

    Hardcover (Margaret K. McElderry Books, Sept. 4, 2012)
    What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends!Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do? Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s charming illustrations bring to life this celebration of family and friendship. Young readers will delight in discovering the special gift Bear has to share.
  • Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George tabbed board book

    H. A. Rey

    Board book (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 20, 2010)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Today is Thanksgiving and George is so excited! He loves everything about the holiday—from the parade with music, jugglers, and big balloons to the delicious turkey shared with family and friends. But even on Thanksgiving the curious little monkey manages to stir up some trouble! Follow George through his Thanksgiving adventures with the short poems in this board book. The fun, tabbed pages are perfect for little fingers!
  • Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper

    Victoria Kann

    Paperback (HarperFestival, Aug. 26, 2014)
    It's Thanksgiving Day, and Pinkalicious and Peter decide to be Thanksgiving helpers!
  • Calendar Mysteries #11: November Night

    Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 26, 2014)
    Solve a new November mystery with the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids! November is for Night... It's November, and there's a new mystery to solve. 'The twins' new neighbors are up to something! It's Thanksgiving, and a mysterious couple has moved in next door. Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy mustwork out the clues: The neighbors have built a tall wooden fence. They've bought some strange parts formaking . . . something. They've even put up a suspicious tent in their backyard, with a big, scary dog to guard it. What could they possibly be hiding?
  • Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish

    Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Sept. 8, 2015)
    On your mark, get set, Gobblers-a-Go-Go! Judy swears she’ll win the race for a Thanksgiving turkey (though Stink has his doubts) in this full-color Moody adventure.The town’s annual Turkey Trot race and festival is coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win. Judy has decided that she is going to take home the big prize: a fat, juicy turkey. They can taste it already: the moist turkey, the hot gravy, the savory stuffing, the cranberry sauce! Beep! Beep! Beep! That’s the sound of Stink’s Rapidfire Ultra XE611M25 stopwatch going off as Judy and Stink hop, crawl, and climb toward race day. But what if they don’t win a mouthwatering bird? What then? Flying turkey gizzards! Will the Moody family end up starving on T-day, like ye pilgrims of olde, or will Grandma Lou cook up a tasty Franksgiving solution?
  • Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey

    Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat

    Paperback (Green Willow Books, Aug. 25, 2009)
    When Amelia Bedelia helps out with the school Thanksgiving play, she causes quite a scene. Let's all give thanks for another funny new Amelia Bedelia story!
  • Peppa Gives Thanks

    Meredith Rusu, Eone

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., Aug. 28, 2018)
    Peppa Pig has so much to be thankful for!Suzy Sheep has a new teddy bear, and Peppa wants one, too! Mummy and Daddy Pig remind Peppa that she already has her own teddy--and so much more!This storybook includes an exclusive Peppa Pig card for readers to fill in what they are most thankful for. Based on the hit Nick Jr. television show!
  • Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving

    Nick Bruel

    Paperback (Roaring Brook Press, July 16, 2019)
    New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nick Bruel's naughty feline is back in the holiday adventure Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving.Kitty does not like Thanksgiving.Kitty LOVES Thanksgiving.Specifically, Kitty loves turkey . . . and will do anything to get her paws on it.So, Kitty comes up with a plan but in perfect cantankerous cat fashion, can’t quite pull it off and ends up with the turkey (and all the fixins’) on her head.No, Kitty does not like Thanksgiving.
  • Five Silly Turkeys

    Salina Yoon

    Board book (Price Stern Sloan, Aug. 18, 2005)
    Toddlers will love the silly Thanksgiving turkeys in this fun counting book full of silly turkeys doing very silly things! From twirling on a dance floor to being chased by a bee to tanning in the sun, these are no ordinary Thanksgiving turkeys. This shiny fabric–tabbed book is a holiday treat that is sure to be gobbled up quickly.
  • The Story of the Pilgrims

    Katharine Ross, Carolyn Croll

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Sept. 26, 1995)
    From the dangerous voyage across the Atlantic to the first harsh winter to the delicious Thanksgiving feast, all the excitement and wonder of the Pilgrims’ first year in America is captured in this vivid retelling that is perfect for the youngest historians.
  • Run, Turkey, Run!

    Diane Mayr, Laura Rader

    Paperback (Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Nov. 1, 2009)
    The perfect picture book for the holiday, this hilarious twist on the traditional Thanksgiving feast features Turkey as he hops from hiding place to hiding place to avoid ending up as the main course.With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who's looking for a plump bird for his family feast?Maybe he can hide with the pigs . . . or the ducks . . . or the horses . . .Uh-oh! Here comes the farmer!Run, Turkey, run!
  • A Turkey for Thanksgiving

    Eve Bunting, Diane de Groat

    Paperback (Clarion Books, Jan. 1, 1995)
    Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn't realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    Daphne Pendergrass, Charles M. Schulz, Scott Jeralds

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, Sept. 6, 2016)
    Celebrate Thanksgiving with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this retelling of the beloved Thanksgiving TV special!When Peppermint Patty invites herself (and most of her friends) to Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, Charlie Brown reluctantly agrees to make a holiday feast even though he can barely make toast and cold cereal! Can he pull together a memorable meal, or will he and his friends just be grateful when it’s over? © 2016 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
  • An Awesome Book of Thanks!

    Dallas Clayton

    Hardcover (Two Lions, Nov. 18, 2010)
    Double Tap to Zoom. Inspired by the idea of being thankful for all that you have, An Awesome Book of Thanks! is a beautifully written, fantastically illustrated walk through a world of magical unicorns, robotic dinosaurs, and all of life's simple moments, great and small. Crafted for children ages 0-1000, this timeless story is sure to be an instant classic, at home in the hands of anyone looking for the perfect reminder of just how beautiful life can be.
  • The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

    Mike Berenstain

    Paperback (Zonderkidz, Aug. 4, 2015)
    Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and the folks of Bear Country are looking forward to everything the season brings. So when the Chapel in the Woods holds its first ever Harvest Festival, people gather at Farmer Ben’s for a wonderful time of family, friends, fun, and praising God for his gifts.
  • All New Crafts for Thanksgiving

    Kathy Ross, Sharon Lane Holm

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions, Sept. 1, 2005)
    Provides instructions for creating a variety of Thanksgiving Day crafts, including pilgrim place cards, turkey napkin rings, cornucopia centerpieces, wreaths, puzzles, and favors.
  • Thanksgiving in the White House

    Gary Hines, Alexandra Wallner

    Paperback (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Sept. 1, 2003)
    President Abraham Lincoln's youngest son, Tad, is very fond of Jack the turkey. He has tamed him and taught him tricks, and the bird follows him all around the White House yard. But Jack was meant to be the main dish of the first official Thanksgiving celebration. Tad doesn't want his pet to be eaten for dinner, not even for a day as special as Thanksgiving! Can he convince his father to save Jack's life?
  • Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy

    Lisa Wheeler, Frank Ansley

    Paperback (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Oct. 1, 2005)
    Turk's parents are proud of him, the biggest, strongest, most graceful bird at Wishbone Farm. "He's a dancer," says his mother. "He's an athlete," says his father. "He's a goner," says his little brother, Runt. But no one ever listens to Runt -- even after people with seasonal plans and roasting pans begin showing up at Wishbone Farm, or even after the juiciest turkeys are chosen, one by one. "Chosen for what?" Turk asks. No one wants to hear Runt's answer. But you will laugh at what he has to do to get his family's attention. They are, after all, turkeys.
  • Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

    Jake Swamp, Erwin Printup Jr.

    Hardcover (Lee & Low Books, Inc., Sept. 1, 1995)
    The Native American Thanksgiving Address, offered to Mother Earth in gratitude for her bounty and for the variety of her creatures, including human beings, is presented by a contemporary Mohawk chief who has delivered the address around the world.
  • The Perfect Thanksgiving

    Eileen Spinelli, JoAnn Adinolfi

    Hardcover (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Sept. 1, 2003)
    "Our smoke alarm is wailing.Our turkey, burnt as toast.Dad spills the gravy down his shirt-a less-than-perfect host".Enter two families who couldn't be more opposite. Family one seems just perfect-with a plump golden turkey, gorgeous whipped cream swirls atop their pie, and lace napkins on the table. Family two, on the other hand, seems far from it! The turkey burns, the Jell-O wiggles and jiggles right to the floor, and Dad's shirt serves as napkin. What could these two very different families possibly have in common? Full of whimsy, good spirit, and certainly familial love, this laugh-aloud picture book is sure to add spice to any Thanksgiving feast.
  • Katie Saves Thanksgiving

    Fran Manushkin, Tammie Lyon

    Paperback (Picture Window Books, Aug. 1, 2010)
    Pedro's and JoJo's families are on their way to Katie's house for Thanksgiving dinner. But they get stuck in a snowstorm, and the Woos' oven suddenly breaks. Katie wonders what kind of Thanksgiving it will be without sweet potatoes, pie, and most of all, friends.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Oct. 12, 1957)
    Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch-mas cheer with the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas--the ultimate Dr. Seuss classic that no collection is complete without! Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT! Not since "'Twas the night before Christmas" has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for readers young and old. The Dr. Seuss holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas is now a major motion picture from Illumination Presents - Dr. Seuss' The Grinch!