Thanksgiving Picture Books and Chapter Books for Kids

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 and chapter books for kids

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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 Thanksgiving We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season The Night Before Thanksgiving My First Thanksgiving Thanks for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving at Our House Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper . . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 Off to Plymouth Rock Thanksgiving Parade (Thanksgiving Board Books) The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin The Thanksgiving Door Llama Llama Gives Thanks What Was the First Thanksgiving? Three Young Pilgrims Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin (Oversized Board Book) Oh, What a Thanksgiving! The Very First Thanksgiving Day Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving This Is the Feast The Story of the Pilgrims (Pictureback(R)) The Story of Thanksgiving Cranberry Thanksgiving (Cranberryport) The Thanksgiving Story Molly’s Pilgrim Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Sarah 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 Boy Pilgrim 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 Night A 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, 1493 Children of the Longhouse The Second Thanksgiving 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (I Am American) If You Were At The First Thanksgiving Squanto, Friend Of The Pilgrims Rebekah 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.

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One Comment

  1. Mother of 3 says:

    These look like some great suggestions! I have been looking for a book to read aloud to my boys. Pinned.

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