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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to curl up with one of our favorite Thanksgiving picture books for young children.
This holiday season, teach your kids all about Thanksgiving! Fill your themed book basket with this collection of fiction books about Thanksgiving.
Preschoolers will read all about the holiday and meet new characters they’ll be sure to love!
Thanksgiving Picture Books
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of Thanksgiving picture books that will help your young children celebrate the holiday.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Peppa Gives Thanks – Peppa Pig has so much to be thankful for! Suzy Sheep has a new teddy bear, and Peppa wants one, too! Mummy and Daddy Pig remind Peppa that she already has her own teddy–and so much more!
Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet – Join Nancy and her entire family as they celebrate Thanksgiving in this brand-new storybook, complete with more than thirty swanky stickers.
Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper – It’s Thanksgiving Day, and Pinkalicious and Peter decide to be Thanksgiving helpers!
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving – Starring in your school’s Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous, including Pete the Cat! But the show must go on….
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! – The old lady is at it again, and this time she’s swallowing a Turkey . . . she’s always been quirky!
Just a Special Thanksgiving – From the school play to a surprise dinner for all of Critterville, celebrate along with Little Critter and his family as they give thanks this holiday.
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving – Kitty does not like Thanksgiving. Kitty LOVES Thanksgiving. Specifically, Kitty loves turkey . . . and will do anything to get her paws on it. So, Kitty comes up with a plan but in perfect cantankerous cat fashion, can’t quite pull it off and ends up with the turkey (and all the fixins’) on her head.
How to Catch a Turkey – 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!).
Bear Says Thanks – What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends!
Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?
The Great Thanksgiving Escape – It’s another Thanksgiving at Grandma’s. Gavin expects a long, boring day full of pesky toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it to the swing set in the backyard! Gavin isn’t so sure, especially when they encounter vicious guard dogs (in homemade sweaters), overly affectionate aunts, and worst of all, the great wall of butts. Can they avoid all the obstacles and find some fun before turkey time?
10 Fat Turkeys – This silly rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards.
The Night Before Thanksgiving – Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks – The Berenstain cubs act out the first Thanksgiving complete with costumes, props, and a full Thanksgiving feast. But will Sister Bear’s pet turkey play the part of dinner?
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie – I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday festivities.
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, this standing turkey puzzle toy will make the perfect toy for kids of all ages!
This fun Thanksgiving Activity Book for Kids is the perfect way to get ready for the holidays. Kids of all ages will love this book filled with coloring pages, word search, mazes, connect the dots, step-by-step drawing, and more.
Here are some fun Thanksgiving songs for your preschool and kindergarten kids to enjoy during the holiday season!
Create a Thankful Tree! This kit includes everything you need to get started.