Turkey Time! Thanksgiving Picture Books for Children

Here is a cornucopia of Thanksgiving picture books that will teach about Thanksgiving, help with literacy, reinforce gratitude and even offer some laughs along the way.

Thanksgiving is coming around the corner! What are you going to read to the kids this season?

Be sure to check out our extensive book lists for kids!

You can find these Thanksgiving picture books for children at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.

Turkey Time! Thanksgiving Picture Books for Children

Thanksgiving is a time of year that many families look forward to, as it is a time to gather with loved ones and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.

For children, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to learn about the history and traditions of this holiday. One of the best ways to introduce kids to the spirit of Thanksgiving is through books.

Thanksgiving picture books can be a fun and educational way to teach kids about the origins of the holiday, as well as the various customs and traditions associated with it.


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We’ll be reading one additional chapter book in our house for our elementary-school child.

Check it out… it may just become your favorite chapter book series to read together!

Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27)

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series — the Magic Tree House!

It’s a time for giving thanks when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day.

The Pilgrims ask them to help get things ready.

Whether it’s cooking or clamming, Jack and Annie don’t know how to do anything the Pilgrim way.

Will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feast go on?

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    1. I am so glad that Squanto’s Journey made you list – that is such a beautiful book and one of my family’s favorites this year. The Very First Thanksgiving Day and the Ugly Pumpkin look great, too. Thanks for sharing this list.

    2. Also, I was wondering if I could join your Children’s Book Lists Favorite Picture and Chapter Books group pin board. My pinterest name is Anna Lowell, http://www.pinterest.com/anjolowe/ I would be pinning only book reviews and books lists from my blog. Please let me know if this would be a good fit for your group board. Thank you!

    3. There’s a new picture book out called Ten Thankful Turkeys that my kids really loved. It shows how turkeys celebrate which is very similiar to how we celebrate (minus the turkey being served as the main course). 🙂

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