10 Must-Read Thanksgiving Books for Kids


As the leaves turn to vibrant shades of orange and gold and the scent of roasted turkey fills the air, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with a good book that captures the essence of Thanksgiving. Whether you’re a parent looking for stories to share with your children or simply a bookworm seeking the warm and inviting spirit of the season, we’ve curated a list of top Thanksgiving books that will get you in the holiday spirit.

Gather ‘Round the Table with These Top Thanksgiving Books

The Very First Thanksgiving Day

Rhonda Gowler Greene

Dive into the history of the first Thanksgiving with this beautifully illustrated picture book. The story of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans coming together to celebrate is presented in a way that young children can understand and appreciate.

How to Catch a Turkey

Adam Wallace

New York Times Bestseller! From the bestselling How to Catch series comes a festive turkey tale and Thanksgiving book for kids! 

Five Silly Turkeys

Salina Yoon

Toddlers will love the silly Thanksgiving turkeys in this fun counting book full of silly turkeys doing very silly things!

Thankful for Family

Stan Berenstain

Celebrate Thanksgiving and family with this festive Berenstain Bears board book!

Dr. Seuss’s Thankful Things

Dr. Seuss

Join Thing One and Thing Two from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat as they list all the things they are thankful for in this seasonal board book.

Thanksgiving Parade

Kelly Asbury

Get excited about the Thanksgiving Day parade!

Thanksgiving Parade

Kelly Asbury

From beloved storyteller Anna Dewdney comes the perfect way to give thanks: a Llama Llama Thanksgiving board book!

I Love to Gobble You Up!

Sandra Magsamen

Give thanks for your little ones with kisses, hugs, and GOBBLES of love all throughout the holiday season with this backlist holiday classic.

Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving

Mercer Mayer

Little Critter is going to have a Thanksgiving he’ll never forget! This 8×8 storybook is perfect for story time and includes a sheet of stickers!

Turkey Toots: Save the Day! 

Jane Bexley

Did you know that turkeys fart? It’s true! Follow Tommy the Turkey to see how his toots delight, annoy, and save his friends on Thanksgiving Day. He will have you bursting with laughter!

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