Thanksgiving Books for Children

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s an ideal time to get ready for the season by reading with your child. Enjoy these popular Thanksgiving books for children by reading together and having two-way discussions about the stories you read.

Llama Llama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney
Age range: 1-3 years

This book follows Llama Llama and his family as they prepare for Thanksgiving. With simple text and vivid illustrations, it’s an ideal starting point for you to discuss concepts such as gratitude and togetherness with your young child.

I Spy Thanksgiving by Flora Wenna
Age range: 2-5 years

This interactive book is ideal for families to experience together. Each page features several Thanksgiving-related items that begin with the same letter, and families can color and discuss together.

The Thankful Pumpkin by Julia Zheng
Age range: 2-6 years

In this colorful picture book, a pumpkin thanks all of the people and things around her that helped her to grow and be happy, such as the farmer, the soil, and the wind. It invites readers to add their own story of gratitude.

Franklin's Thanksgiving by Paulette Bourgeois
Age range: 3-8 years

Franklin the turtle is sad when he finds out that his grandparents won’t be able to make it for Thanksgiving dinner. But when he and his parents get the idea to invite neighbors and friends, they realize that they have many people in their lives to share the holiday spirit with.