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.


 

Llama Llama Gives Thanks Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781101997154
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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!
 


My First Thanksgiving Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448448572
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 14th, 2008

Tomie dePaola’s simple text and bright illustrations perfectly capture the joy of this special holiday. Young readers will love learning more about the traditional celebrations of the day.


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!


Thanks for Thanksgiving Board Book Cover Image
By Julie Markes, Doris Barrette (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062643315
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Published: HarperFestival - September 5th, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks! This board book is a great introduction for little ones.

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks—the question is, where to begin? From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what's most important is being able to share them with family.


Mouse's Thanksgiving (Adventures of Mouse #1) Cover Image
By Judy Cox, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823448265
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Published: Holiday House - September 1st, 2020

One tiny, happy mouse's simple Thanksgiving dinner gets bigger and bigger....and bigger! Uh oh!


Bear Says Thanks (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534474185
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Published: Little Simon - September 1st, 2020

In this playful and charmingly illustrated Classic Board Book, Bear has so much to give thanks for!

What better way for Bear to say thanks than over a nice, big dinner? Bear decides to throw a feast! One by one, Bear’s friends show up with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?


T Is for Thankful Cover Image
By Greg Paprocki (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423655008
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 4th, 2020

Introduce your toddler to the Thanksgiving holiday with this colorful alphabet primer, from the creators of BabyLit.


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.


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. The strength of their connections, the nature that provides for them, the love that is endless.


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.


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. 


The Blue Table Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062937766
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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.


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.


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!


The Greatest Table Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568463032
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Published: Creative Editions - August 6th, 2019

In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place—and may be fed sustainably—at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.


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.


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.


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


Thank You! Cover Image
By Charo Pita, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780802855244
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - August 20th, 2019

Isabella has lots of questions about the world. She asks her grandma, "Why does the sea stop at the sand?" and "What keeps the moon from falling out of the sky?" and "Who paints the clouds?" But maybe Isabella doesn't need to have all the answers. Maybe it's enough to simply appreciate the amazing world around her.


The Giving Day Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator), Cori Doerrfeld
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419744198
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 27th, 2020

Thanksgiving in the Woods Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781506425085
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Published: Sparkhouse Family - October 17th, 2017

Grow Grateful Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433829031
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Published: Magination Press - October 15th, 2018

GROW READERS with the acclaimed Grow series of books Grow Kind, Grow Grateful, and Grow Happy.


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

The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) 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.


Snoopy's Thanksgiving (Peanuts Seasonal Collection) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781606997789
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Published: Fantagraphics - October 4th, 2014

This is a gift-book-size collection of Snoopy/Thanksgiving-themed Peanuts strip story arcs.


Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy! (Peanuts) Cover Image
By Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper (Adapted by), Scott Jeralds (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781534425286
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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.


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:


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

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 feast of 1621.


The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen Cover Image
$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.