Thanksgiving Books

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.


 

Be Thankful, Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventure #10) Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780374309138
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 3rd, 2019

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.


Llama Llama Gives Thanks Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781101997154
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

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


Look and Be Grateful Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823442676
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Published: Holiday House - January 8th, 2019

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.


Otis Gives Thanks Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524741150
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Published: Philomel Books - September 5th, 2017

Being thankful is a year-round blessing for Otis the tractor!


Thank You, Farm: A Board Book Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781635863949
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - October 26th, 2021

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.


The Thankful Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316337755
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Published: LB Kids - October 2nd, 2018

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.


Thanks A Lot (Raffi Songs to Read) Cover Image
By Raffi, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593172636
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Raffi's beloved song about gratitude is available for the first time in a board book edition that readers will treasure.


Apple Cake: A Gratitude Cover Image
By Dawn Casey, Genevieve Godbout (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781786032157
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - September 24th, 2019

Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun.


Before We Eat Cover Image
By Pat Brisson, Mary Azarian (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780884488330
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 5th, 2020

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.


The Giving Day (A Cubby Hill Tale) Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator), Cori Doerrfeld
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419744198
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2020

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.


Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy! (Peanuts) Cover Image
By Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper (Adapted by), Scott Jeralds (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781534425286
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Simon Spotlight - September 4th, 2018

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.


If Animals Gave Thanks (If Animals Kissed Good Night) Cover Image
By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374313418
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 1st, 2020

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!


May We Have Enough to Share Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459816244
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 1st, 2019

Award-winning author Richard Van Camp wrote this book to express his gratitude for all that surrounds him and his family.


Thank You, Bees Cover Image
By Toni Yuly, Toni Yuly (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536211689
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2020

“Nature's gifts are recognized and celebrated in this minimalist picture book that links gratitude with life itself.” — Kirkus Reviews


Thanks for Nothing (A Little Bruce Book) (Mother Bruce Series) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368075855
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 7th, 2021

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.


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580897723
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 4th, 2018

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


Around the Table That Grandad Built Cover Image
By Melanie Heuiser Hill, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763697846
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019

A beautifully illustrated celebration of bounty and gratitude, family and friendship, perfect for the holidays and every day.

This is the table that Grandad built.
These are the sunflowers picked by my cousins,
set on the table that Grandad built.


Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Cover Image
By Melissa Sweet, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547199450
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Published: Clarion Books - November 1st, 2011

From Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes the perfect Thanksgiving Day picture book. Let's have a parade!


Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books) Cover Image
By Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416958567
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 4th, 2012

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!


The Blue Table Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062937766
Availability: Backordered
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 20th, 2020

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.


Cold Turkey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316430111
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 23rd, 2021

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


Duck for Turkey Day Cover Image
By Jacqueline Jules, Kathryn Mitter (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780807517352
Availability: Backordered
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2017

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Tuyet is excited about the holiday and the vacation from school. There's just one problem: her Vietnamese American family is having duck for Thanksgiving dinner - not turkey! Nobody has duck for Thanksgiving - what will her teacher and the other kids think?


Friendsgiving Cover Image
By Nancy Siscoe, Sabina Gibson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062956767
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 8th, 2020

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. 


Our Table Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338572322
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Published: Orchard Books - November 2nd, 2021

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.


Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062198693
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Published: HarperFestival - October 1st, 2013

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….


Peyton Picks the Perfect Pie: A Thanksgiving Celebration Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781948703260
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Published: America's Test Kitchen Kids - September 1st, 2020

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.


Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.


Thankful Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534477346
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 7th, 2021

Stunning, diorama illustrations bring to life this 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.


Thanks a Million Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063204034
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 14th, 2021

“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


Thanks a Ton! (A Hello!Lucky Book) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419743344
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 1st, 2020

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!


Thanksgiving in the Woods Cover Image
By Phyllis Alsdurf, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781506425085
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Published: Sparkhouse Family - October 17th, 2017

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.


We Give Thanks Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442465077
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 7th, 2021

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


Junie B. Jones #28: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) Cover Image
By Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375871153
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2014

“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!


The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (Elephant and Piggie Book, An #25) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423178286
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 3rd, 2016

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.


Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House (R) #27) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375806155
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2002

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!


1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780792261391
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Published: National Geographic Kids - October 1st, 2004

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.


The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen Cover Image
By Sean Sherman, Beth Dooley (Contributions by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780816699797
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 10th, 2017

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.


Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781594038938
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Published: Encounter Books - October 11th, 2016

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.


Little Letters of Thanks: (Thankful Gifts, Personalized Thank You Cards, Thank You Notes) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781452165981
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 3rd, 2018

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