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I love this time of the year because the holidays are coming up. There are some great Thanksgiving picture books as well as chapter books to read with your children. There are some great titles here, it is meant to be a buffet of books. Pick and choose which books would be best to read in your homeschool. If there are certain books you don’t get to, they’ll be first on your list next year.
Learn about the Pilgrims, Native Indians, and the Mayflower. This is a great time to teach your children the meaning of Thanksgiving and follow it up with some fun activities.
Thanksgiving Picture Books
We love picture books no matter what the age of your child, there are some really great classics that we have to read every year, my favorite is Cranberry Thanksgiving. There’s also a Cranberry Christmas book too!
Each book should help the child see the importance of the holiday and how we can all come together with a feeling of gratitude. It’ s the perfect time to see how we can serve others or show our appreciation for those who are in our lives or our community.
Cranberry ThanksgivingWe Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest SeasonThe Night Before ThanksgivingMy First ThanksgivingThanks for ThanksgivingThanksgiving at Our HousePinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper. . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620Off to Plymouth RockThanksgiving Parade (Thanksgiving Board Books)The Berenstain Bears and the Prize PumpkinThe Thanksgiving DoorLlama Llama Gives ThanksWhat Was the First Thanksgiving?Three Young PilgrimsDuck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin (Oversized Board Book)Oh, What a Thanksgiving!The Very First Thanksgiving DaySquanto’s Journey: The Story of the First ThanksgivingThis Is the FeastThe Story of the Pilgrims (Pictureback(R))The Story of ThanksgivingCranberry Thanksgiving (Cranberryport)The Thanksgiving StoryMolly’s PilgrimThank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved ThanksgivingSarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl (Scholastic Bookshelf)Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim BoyPilgrim Cat (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)Over the River and Through the Wood
Thanksgiving Chapter Books
Older kids will can go even deeper and learn about Thanksgiving with these chapter books. I love a good historical fiction book that pulls you into the story so you can see what life was like at the time.
Calendar Mysteries #11: November NightA to Z Mysteries Super Edition 2: Mayflower Treasure Hunt (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27)Pedro’s Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493Children of the LonghouseThe Second Thanksgiving1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (I Am American)If You Were At The First ThanksgivingSquanto, Friend Of The PilgrimsRebekah in Danger: Peril at Plymouth Colony (1621) (Sisters in Time #2)
Which books are your favorite? Are there any other Thanksgiving books that you like to read to your children? Thanksgiving is a great time to slow down and enjoy this time with your family. While your spending that quality time together, baking, cooking, and playing games, take out a book and discover what exactly it is you are celebrating.
More Thanksgiving Printables
These Thanksgiving printables will add a touch of the holiday to their regular learning activities.