We love books at our house, especially holiday books. There are so many fun and educational Thanksgiving books. We added a couple new Thanksgiving books to our collection this year.
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10 Fat Turkeys This silly rhyming story by Tony Johnston about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards. Your kids will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more.
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson 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?
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Mike Berenstain The Berenstain cubs act out the first Thanksgiving complete with costumes, props, and a full Thanksgiving feast. But will Sister Bear’s pet turkey play the part of dinner?
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie Alison Jackson draws on some traditional Thanksgiving foods to give a familiar rhyme new zing. The old lady who swallows a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday festivities.
Turkey Trouble by Wendi SilvanoTurkey is in trouble; bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. 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!
T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story Little ones will love learning about Thanksgiving in Tanya Lee Stone’s book. Join in as the elementary school puts on a play that tells the true story of the first Thanksgiving. Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from Harvest to Pilgrims to Turkey.
The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing 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.
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean Starring in the school Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous. But when Pete the Cat gets onstage, he makes learning the story of the first Thanksgiving fun. With thirteen flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises, this book is sure to be a holiday favorite for every Pete the Cat fan.
The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings by Mike Berenstain Ride along with the Bear family on Thanksgiving Day as Brother and Sister learn about all the things they- and YOU-can be thankful for…including faith, family, and the huge feast waiting for them at the end of their journey to Gramp’s and Gran’s.
A Plump And Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman Turkeys around Squawk Valley just don’t jump into pots anymore—they are way too smart for that. So the townspeople hatch a clever plan. They host a turkey-themed arts and crafts fair and lure a vain bird into town by advertising for an artist’s model. Peter the Turkey, proud of his well-stuffed form, takes the bait but doesn’t fall for the trap.
Run, Turkey, Run! by Diane Mayr Thanksgiving is only a day away. Can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer searching for a plump bird for his feast? If the farmer doesn’t fall for his tricks, there’s only one think left to do . . . run, Turkey, run!
The Best Thanksgiving Ever! by Teddy Slater A sweet story about the importance of family, being thankful, and love–as told by a family of turkeys, with a hilarious surprise at the end!
Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman 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.
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history–and turkey, but most importantly, it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli 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 Berenstain Bears: Thanksgiving All Around by Mike Berenstain A lift-the-flap format invites children to discover fall foliage, red apples, round pumpkins, and of course, a fine turkey alongside the beloved Bear family.
Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving by Mercer Mayer 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.
Try one of these Thanksgiving crafts as an extension to your Thanksgiving book.
- Paint Chip Turkey
- Turkey Pumpkin
- Thankful Turkey
- Toilet Paper Roll Turkey
- Recycled Cd Turkey
- Styrofoam Cup Thanksgiving Crafts
- Styrofoam Cup Pilgrim Hats