Great Thanksgiving Books For Children

This time of year provides such a rich opportunity to teach traditions and values to our children. I especially love Thanksgiving time because learning thankfulness is one of the top virtues I hope to instill in my children. Not to mention a love for history and good food!

As we pack up for the library this week, I’m on the hunt for a handful of new Thanksgiving books to read. Take a peek at my “shopping” list!

Screen shot 2013-10-20 at 10.06.44 PMPete the Cat teaches about the history of Thanksgiving in this fun flip book.

Buy Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving here

Screen shot 2013-10-20 at 10.09.07 PMA funny read that your toddlers will love – the counting practice is a definite perk!

Buy Five Silly Turkeys here

Screen shot 2013-10-20 at 10.10.53 PMThis cheerful and colorful book talks about giving thanks for simple things like hugs and bright sunny days!

Buy Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks here

Screen shot 2013-10-20 at 10.13.07 PMBoth my son and daughter adore Curious George, so they’ll be big fans of his Thanksgiving adventures!

Buy Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George here

Screen shot 2013-10-20 at 10.22.12 PMSpark the conversation about thankfulness with this great read about Sam who is trying to figure out what he’s thankful for.

Buy Thanksgiving Day Thanks here

Screen shot 2013-10-20 at 10.23.56 PMA cute spin on an old classic!

Buy I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie here

What is your favorite children’s Thanksgiving book?

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (

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