Top 10 Thanksgiving Books

    Balloons Over Broadway
    5.8
    01
    Balloons Over Broadway
    Written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet
    Molly's Pilgrim
    5.6
    02
    Molly's Pilgrim
    Written and illustrated by Barbara Cohen
    Tiny Blessings: For Giving Thanks
    5.5
    03
    Tiny Blessings: For Giving Thanks
    Written by Amy Parker & illustrated by Sarah Walsh
    Thank You, Sarah
    5.3
    04
    Thank You, Sarah
    Written by Laurie Halse Anderson & illustrated by Matt Faulkner
    Cranberry Thanksgiving
    5.3
    05
    Cranberry Thanksgiving
    Written by Wende Devlin & illustrated by Harry Devlin
    Duck for Turkey Day
    5.0
    06
    Duck for Turkey Day
    Written by Jacqueline Jules & illustrated by Kathryn Mitter
    How Many Days to America?
    5.0
    07
    How Many Days to America?
    Written by Eve Bunting & illustrated by Beth Peck
    The Littlest Pilgrim
    4.8
    08
    The Littlest Pilgrim
    Written by Brandi Dougherty & illustrated by Kirsten Richards
    Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
    4.8
    09
    Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
    Written by Eric Metaxas & illustrated by Shannon Stirnweis
    The Night Before Thanksgiving
    4.8
    10
    The Night Before Thanksgiving
    Written by Natasha Wing & illustrated by Tammie Lyon

Besides being (for many) the best meal of the year, Thanksgiving brings with it a season for expressing gratitude, gathering with family and friends and focusing on our blessings. Whether you celebrate with turkey or duck, remember the Mayflower pilgrims or more recent immigrants who came to America in search of freedom, or eat with family or friends, Thanksgiving holds a special significance for many. To get you in the mood, we've compiled a list of the best kids books about Thanksgiving. Because Thanksgiving has so many aspects—historical and modern—we've included something for everyone on our list of the best thanksgiving books, ranging from silly parody books like "'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving" to beautifully illustrated stories of historical figures who made Thanksgiving a reality like "Thank You, Sarah". There are some popular, contemporary titles such as "Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving" or #1 New York Times Bestseller "Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks" as well as more classic tales such as Caldecott-Honor winning "The Thanksgiving Story". This list includes board, picture and chapter books. Thanksgiving board books are typically best for babies and toddlers. If you're looking for Thanksgiving stories for toddlers and early elementary students, picture books are your best best. Chapter books are generally ideal for upper elementary and middle school readers, but are also great for adults to read aloud to younger ages or the whole family at once! You can scroll through all age groups simultaneously, or filter to a single type of books to help you find the best books for your family more quickly. And now, without further ado, enjoy the list! We're grateful for these books and hope you will be too—feel free to let us know if there are any you think deserve to make the list!

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4.6
The First Thanksgiving
4.5
Squanto's Journey
4.5
A Turkey for Thanksgiving
4.3
The Thanksgiving Story
4.0
Turkey Trouble
4.0
How to Catch a Turkey
4.0
Thanksgiving on Thursday
The Night Before Christmas
6.4
Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure
5.5
Thank You Book (Padded Board Book)
5.0
gratitude
Thankful
5.0
Sophie's Squash
5.0
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
4.8
Otis Gives Thanks
4.6
Mouse's Thanksgiving
4.5
Look and Be Grateful
4.5
Bright Baby: Happy Thanksgiving
4.3
The Little Kid's Table
3.8
Thanks from the Very Hungry Caterpillar
2.8
Sharing the Bread
4.6
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
4.5
You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie
4.4
A Plump and Perky Turkey
4.3
My First Thanksgiving
4.3
10 Fat Turkeys
4.0
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!
4.0
Llama Llama Gives Thanks
3.8
I Love to Gobble You Up!
The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker
5.5
Over The River and Through The Wood
5.0
Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George Tabbed Board Book
5.0
Thanksgiving in the Woods
4.9
Katie Saves Thanksgiving
4.8
Thanks for Thanksgiving
4.6
Tractor Mac Harvest Time
4.5
Thanksgiving Is Here!
4.5
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks!
4.5
Thank You, Bees
4.1