Are you looking for children’s books to read this November?
Whether you are a teacher, librarian, or a momma like me, picking out themed books for story time is so much fun.
Since it’s November, we will be reading all of our favorite Thanksgiving and Fall books, as well as adding some new ones to the list. We love requesting holiday books from the library and buying some to keep. Here are 25 Thanksgiving children’s books for story time:
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The Best Thanksgiving Kids Books
Thanksgiving Picture Books
We all have much to be thankful for--including this Little Golden Book with delightful rhyming text and sweet illustrations of diverse children saying why they're thankful!
The Mitten meets How to Catch a Turkey in this absurd-yet-heartwarming read-aloud that's perfect for Thanksgiving—or anytime you're feeling ch-ch-chilly!
In this interactive board book, kids will love pulling the tabs to make Little Turkey eat as he tries to find the perfect dish to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.
Discover a heartwarming Thanksgiving story about the joy of family
Turkey is bored! She can’t find anyone to be friends with on the farm—hen is too busy with her chicks, rooster crows too loud, and who could be friends with goat who has a beard and horns?
Stunning, diorama illustrations bring to life this lullaby of a picture book about celebrating everyday things that make life wonderful.
Folding a paper craft and giving it as a gift can be a great way to give thanks to the important people in one's life. Readers of this informative volume learn how to fold all sorts of Thanksgiving origami crafts, from leaves and pumpkins to a turkey and even a model of the Mayflower.
How do you explain being thankful to a child? You show them all that God gives you each and every day.
Ryan T. Higgins, #1 New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, celebrates the season of thanks in this Little Bruce Book.
Introduce your toddler to the Thanksgiving holiday with this colorful alphabet primer, from the creators of BabyLit.
Join the DreamWorks Trolls as they celebrate what they are thankful for in this colorful sturdy board book!
Follow along as dinos travel over the river and through the woods to join together with family. They enjoy favorite activities, including a corn maze, a televised parade with giant balloon creations, and of course a football game between the Redscales and the Snackers! The dinos share in not one but two feasts―one for the carnivores and another for the veggie-saurs. Join in the fun as the dinos find much to be thankful for on this special holiday!
As Thanksgiving draws near, we have a lot to be thankful for, but one thing we should always be thankful for is this … we didn’t tickle a turkey! Why? Well, you should never EVER tickle a turkey! It leads to disaster!
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It's Thanksgiving time and everyone is getting into the holiday spirit! From making stuffing with Grandma to playing Plymouth Rock in a school skit, these poems from author D. J. Steinberg cover the heartwarming and hilarious moments families share on this special occasion. With a sheet of stickers included, readers are sure to be thankful for this book!
Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?
As one of the few young children living in the Plymouth colony, Miles Allterton is always looking to make new friends. In a nearby Wampanoag settlement, a girl named Aquina wants to hunt with her father and brothers. When the two children meet during preparations for a harvest feast, they quickly strike up a friendship.
New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nick Bruel's naughty feline is back in the holiday adventure Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving.
Gobble! Gobble! It’s Thanksgiving under the sea, and Mr. Fish has much to be grateful for. Toddlers will love swimming along with the pout-pout fish as he turns little pouts into big smiles in this original board book.
If animals gave thanks . . .what would they do? Raccoon would chir-chirrrr thanks for her cub. Crow would loop and swoop in the sky. And Bear would invite his friends to a bountiful feast. Across the animal kingdom, every creature would be grateful for food, family, and being together.
t’s the day before Thanksgiving, and Hippo has his heart set on having a good old-fashioned feast with Duck and their friends. Together, Duck and Hippo go shopping for food and invite Turtle, Elephant, and Pig to share the special day with them.
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.
The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and Berry, Ginger, and Willow are enjoying the delights of fall. When these old friends join with new friends to bask in the bounty of the season, there is a lot to be thankful for—and a new tradition is born . . . Friendsgiving!
Peppa Pig and her brother, George, are out for a nature walk with Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. It’s a beautiful fall day, and there are so many things to be thankful for—the blue sky above, the trees full of apples, the pumpkins, the fallen leaves that are so fun to play in.
Pete the Cat isn't sure about the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn. But when he discovers corn mazes, hay rides, and apple picking, Pete realizes there's so much to enjoy and be thankful for about autumn.
Pearl, a dog, and her best friend Squirrel live on the streets of the big city. Pearl loves to play in the park, and Squirrel loves to read and learn new things. Together, these friends roam the city looking for adventure.
Lulu has much to be thankful for: Bingo, the trees, her books, her friends and family, and, of course, pumpkin pie! This sweet, simple board book is perfect to share with Ladybug Girl’s littlest fans at Thanksgiving—or any time you’re feeling thankful.
In this simple rhyming story from the author of Held in Love, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special…a delicious apple cake!
From setting the table to sharing a meal with family, this book helps readers celebrate the joys of Thanksgiving.
Best New Thanksgiving Story of 2019 In this funny Thanksgiving story, a turkey is getting nervous as the holiday approaches. Told in rhyme, and accompanied by other farm animals, this story for kids follows the crazy antics of one silly bird.
Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator Ethan Long turns his attention to the day of thanks with a story that's to die for.It's the fourth Thursday of November, and the members of Fright Club are cooking up something spooky . . . a Thanksgiving feast!
Although Mel and his family have lived in America for several years, they have never celebrated Thanksgiving, just the Jewish holidays. But this year, after Papa wins a live turkey at work and brings it home on the subway, Mama invites all their relatives to their Brooklyn tenement for dinner. There’s just one thing―Mel has a soft spot for the turkey!
Thanksgiving books for kids teach us about coming together with our loved ones and to give thanks for all that we have. I Am Thankful is an adorable, rhyming standout in Thanksgiving books for kids that follows three different families as they celebrate this wonderful holiday with their own traditions, acts of kindness, and ways of giving back.
A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).
Thanksgiving Chapter Books
Nancy and her friends search for a missing chocolate turkey in the twelfth book in the interactive Nancy Drew Clue Book mystery series.
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