Top 10 Thanksgiving Books

    Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
    5.8
    01
    Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
    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
    How Many Days to America?
    5.0
    06
    How Many Days to America?
    Written by Eve Bunting & illustrated by Beth Peck
    Duck for Turkey Day
    5.0
    07
    Duck for Turkey Day
    Written by Jacqueline Jules & illustrated by Kathryn Mitter
    Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
    4.8
    08
    Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
    Written by Eric Metaxas & illustrated by Shannon Stirnweis
    The Night Before Thanksgiving
    4.8
    09
    The Night Before Thanksgiving
    Written by Natasha Wing & illustrated by Tammie Lyon
    The Littlest Pilgrim
    4.8
    10
    The Littlest Pilgrim
    Written by Brandi Dougherty & illustrated by Kirsten Richards

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
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
4.5
Squanto's Journey
4.5
A Plump and Perky Turkey
4.3
A Turkey for Thanksgiving
4.3
The Thanksgiving Story
4.0
Turkey Trouble
4.0
Llama Llama Gives Thanks
3.8
I Love to Gobble You Up!
Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure
5.5
Sophie's Squash
5.0
Thank You Book (Padded Board Book)
5.0
gratitude
Thanksgiving in the Woods
4.9
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
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
Friendsgiving
3.0
Sharing the Bread
4.6
The First Thanksgiving
4.5
You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie
4.4
My First Thanksgiving
4.3
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!
4.0
10 Fat Turkeys
4.0
How to Catch a Turkey
4.0
Thanksgiving on Thursday
The Night Before Christmas
6.4
The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker
5.5
Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George Tabbed Board Book
5.0
Over The River and Through The Wood
5.0
Thankful
5.0
Katie Saves Thanksgiving
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