This is a list of books for all ages in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Generally arranged from books for younger readers to books for older readers.
Perfect for fans of Margaret Wise Brown and Pat Zietlow Miller’s Be Kind, The Thank You Book explores the many ways of being thankful that can fill a child's day. Timely, wise, and accessible, the poetic text and tender illustrations celebrate the powerful impact gratitude can have on our lives.
The star of the New York Times bestselling series is back to celebrate Thanksgiving in Be Thankful, Pout-Pout Fish, an original board book from author Deborah Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna.
From beloved storyteller Anna Dewdney comes the perfect way to give thanks: a Llama Llama Thanksgiving board book!
Celebrate the joy in things large and small in this meditative board book, sized just right for small hands.
"Today is today, and it is a gift," writes Tomie dePaola, best-selling author-illustrator of Quiet, in this simple ode to gratitude and mindfulness. Simple and sweet, Look and Be Grateful is a reminder to treat each day as the blessing it is.
Being thankful is a year-round blessing for Otis the tractor!
Gratefulness begins with babies! On every page of this beautiful board book, Jade Orlando's charming illustrations invite little ones to give thanks to their favorite farm friends.
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.
Raffi's beloved song about gratitude is available for the first time in a board book edition that readers will treasure.
“Nature's gifts are recognized and celebrated in this minimalist picture book that links gratitude with life itself.” — Kirkus Reviews
Award-winning author Richard Van Camp wrote this book to express his gratitude for all that surrounds him and his family.
Milk doesn’t just appear in the refrigerator, nor do apples grow in the bowl on the kitchen counter. Before we eat, many people work very hard—planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, filling crates, and stocking shelves.
A heartwarming book about giving . . . and getting something nice in return. For people of all ages.A sweater for everyone Piggy shares balls of wool with his friends so they can knit warm sweaters for winter. But is there enough wool for them all?
Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun.
A sweet, fun-filled follow-up to The Welcome Wagon from acclaimed author Cori Doerrfeld!
Every year, the town of Cubby Hill comes together for the Great Giving Festival, celebrating the spirit of giving and community that makes their town such a great place to live.
Give thanks with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this 8x8 storybook all about Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is not working out the way Charlie Brown expected this year. His Grandma had to cancel dinner and now he’s stuck at home. For Snoopy, it’s shaping up to be a pretty typical Turkey Day: He has no plans, and no one has invited him anywhere.
Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Kissed Good Night, If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, and If Animals Went to School!
What if animals did what YOU do? This bestselling story imagines how animals might show their gratitude!
Ryan T. Higgins, #1 New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, celebrates the season of thanks in this Little Bruce Book.
It’s autumn in Soggy Hollow, and the mice have a lot to be thankful for. But Bruce the bear is not so thankful for all the thanking.
This bite-sized Little Bruce Book is perfect for fans of the Mother Bruce board books.
2019 Sibert Honor Book
2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book
NPR's Guide To 2018’s Great Reads
2018 Book Launch Award (SCBWI)
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018
School Library Journal Best Books of 2018
2018 JLG selection
2019 Reading the West Picture Book Award
From Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes the perfect Thanksgiving Day picture book. Let's have a parade!
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!
It’s time to celebrate family, community, generosity, and giving! Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka’s stunning picture book is the perfect pick to share whenever family and friends gather together to celebrate and give thanks, no matter the occasion.
The Mitten meets How to Catch a Turkey in this absurd-yet-heartwarming read-aloud that's perfect for Thanksgiving—or anytime you're feeling ch-ch-chilly! Turkey woke up c-c-cold.
He wheezed, "It's ten degrees!"
I need to b-b-bundle up,
before I f-f-freeze!"
Sheep is shivering, Chicken is chilly, and
Let this be the year to start a new tradition: Friendsgiving! A cozy autumn picture book, featuring a sweet and universal take on Thanksgiving—the perfect treat for fall.
Creative visionary of The Word Collector, Happy Dreamer, and The Dot, #1 New York Times bestseller Peter H. Reynolds creates a tender, lyrical story of multigenerational love, tradition, and family coming together with gratitude and thanks.
An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2021
Celebrated, bestselling creator Peter H.
New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean celebrates the true meaning of Thanksgiving with our favorite groovy cat—Pete!
Starring in your school’s Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous, including Pete the Cat! But the show must go on….
This humorous and heart-warming story from the creators of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs celebrates the love of cooking and helps children overcome their fear of trying new foods and includes an ATK recipe for the perfect pie.
In this Caldecott Honor winner perfect for the Thanksgiving season and for fans of Last Stop on Market Street, a generous woman is rewarded by her community. A Spanish edition, ¡Gracias, Omu!, is also available for purchase.
Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew!
Stunning, diorama illustrations bring to life this “wonderfully evocative” (BookPage) lullaby of a picture book about celebrating everyday things that make life wonderful.
I am thankful for a home where I am safe and warm.
Thankful for parents who read me stories and comb my hair gently, gently.
“Lends the ‘attitude of gratitude’ relevance beyond Thanksgiving Day.” —Booklist
“Offers a variety of reasons for giving thanks and feeling appreciation.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Show your gratitude with this pun-derful picture book from the bestselling creators of Hello!Lucky!
Here's a hug. A trophy. The kitchen sink!
Every year a family and their friends gather in the woods to celebrate Thanksgiving among the trees. Everyone brings something to share and the day becomes a long celebration of family, faith, and friendship.
From acclaimed and beloved creators Cynthia Rylant and Sergio Ruzzier comes a cozy and quirky picture book that reminds us of all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for.
We give thanks for apple trees
and bushes filled with roses.
We give thanks for nice warm soup
and fires to warm our toeses.
Follow two sweet friends as they zip around town talkin
“Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.” —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man
Join the World's Funniest First Grader, Junie B, Jones, for a hilarious Thanksgiving feast. This #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years with over 65 million copies sold!
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.
Magic. Mystery. Time-travel. Take a trip back to the first Thankgiving with Jack and Annie and the Magic Tree House-- the #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time!
Countering the prevailing, traditional story of the first Thanksgiving, with its black-hatted, silver-buckled Pilgrims; blanket-clad, be-feathered Indians; cranberry sauce; pumpkin pie; and turkey, this lushly illustrated photo-essay presents a more measured, balanced, and historically accurate version of the three-day harvest celebration in 1621.
2018 James Beard Award Winner: Best American Cookbook
Named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, The Village Voice, Smithsonian Magazine, UPROXX, New York Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Mpls. St.
We all know the story of Thanksgiving. Or do we? This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little-known history beyond the famous Pilgrim feast of 1621.
Keep It Short and Sweet.
Little Letters of Thanks is quick and easy: write a little message, fold, seal, and deliver!
Included are 75 little letters that fold into adorably small envelopes, perfect for:
- Delivering to a coworker's desk
- Tossing into your neighbor's mailbox
- Placing into a friend's hand
Seal letters with the 75 stickers