7 Books Perfect for Thanksgiving

Zakiya Jamal  //  Nov 23, 2020

7 Books Perfect for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about celebrating what we're thankful for. These books will remind young readers how to be thankful and grateful during the holiday season. Check them out below!

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

On the day before Thanksgiving, a group of children visit a turkey farm and meet Farmer Mack Nuggett and his coop of cockerels: Ollie, Stanley, Larry, Moe, Wally, Beaver, Shemp, and Groucho. The children and turkeys giggle and gobble, and everything is gravy. As the trip comes to an end, the children leave the farm with full hearts — and bulging bellies — reminding people and poultry alike that there is much to be thankful for.

Pearl and Squirrel Give Thanks by Cassie & Ryan Ehrenberg

On Thanksgiving morning, Pearl, a dog, and her best friend Squirrel, decide to look out for all the things they are thankful for. Pearl is thankful for fetch and for jump rope; Squirrel is thankful for a cuddly nap spot. But in the end, Pearl and Squirrel find out that what they are most thankful for is...their friendship.

Bumble and Bee: Let's Bee Thankful by Ross Burach

Autumn leaves are falling, and that gives Bumble and Bee some amazing ideas for activities. As usual, Froggy would rather bask in the quiet of the cool breeze. Will the change of seasons tempt Froggy into joining Bumble and Bee on three silly adventures?

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey by Lucille Colandro with illustrations by Jared Lee

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 swallowed a turkey, a ball, a hat, a balloon, a boat, some wheels, and a horn of plenty! Read this book and find out why!

I Love to Gobble You Up! by Sandra Magsamen

Say hello to a silly turkey with this cheerful Thanksgiving book. Featuring sturdy board book pages and soft felt turkey feathers, this is a terrific book to share with little ones while giving thanks during the holiday season.

Thank You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt with illustrations by Cyd Moore

In this new, original Stinky Face story, Mama tells her little one that she's thankful for him. Stinky Face, of course, has a question. With greasy, taco-covered hands and face, he asks, Mama, are you thankful for me even right now?

Owl Diaries: Trip to the Pumpkin Farm by Rebecca Elliott

Eva's class cannot wait for their field trip to the pumpkin farm! On the farm, they pick apples, milk cows, and even make new friends. But then an award-winning pumpkin goes missing! Eva and her friends will have to solve the mystery. Will they find the pumpkin in time for the holiday party... and also help a friend in need? In this sweet fall story, Eva discovers that everyone has something to be thankful for!