10 Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids in 2020

The Thanksgiving holiday is full of fun traditions, delicious food, and lots of time with loved ones. There are tons of children’s books about Thanksgiving that can introduce kids to the history of the holiday, the fun traditions surrounding it, and the importance of being thankful for what we have. With Thanksgiving on the way, I put together a list of the best Thanksgiving books for kids that we love.  

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10 Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids

I love sharing books with my kids, snuggling down and sharing a story has to be one of the nicest bits of parenting, right? Finding books that interest your child is really important if you want them to love books as much as you do and my kids have always loved a book with a theme!

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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?”

After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever! Check out the Amazon Price.


Taylor the Tooting Turkey: A Story About a Turkey Who Toots

“Taylor is a fine turkey, except for one small problem: She has gas. She can’t help it; it’s just the way she is. “

This story is great at explaining how common it is that there are different names for each toot. This story will have your kids laughing. Perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year! Check out the Amazon Price


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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….

With more than ten flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises, Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving is sure to be a holiday hit and a favorite for Pete the Cat fans. “

Pete the Cat is always one of our favorites. There is no wonder why Pete the Cat made it to our list of the best Thanksgiving books for kids. Check the Amazon Price


‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

My kids are huge fans of Daw Pilker. This book is at the top of their Thanksgiving book list. This story is perfect for your older kids.

“On the day before Thanksgiving, a group of children visit a turkey farm and meet Farmer Mack Nuggett and his coop of cockerels. The children and turkeys giggle and gobble, and everything is gravy. As the trip comes to an end, the children leave the farm with full hearts — and bulging bellies — reminding people and poultry alike that there is much to be thankful for.”

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

We need a little bit of Charlie Brown in all of our holidays. Thanksgiving is no exception.

“When Peppermint Patty invites herself (and most of her friends) to Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, Charlie Brown reluctantly agrees to make a holiday feast even though he can barely make toast and cold cereal! Can he pull together a memorable meal, or will he and his friends just be grateful when it’s over?” Check the Amazon Price


The First Thanksgiving

Give your little one a chance to read about Thanksgiving themselves. In this Thanksgiving book, “history comes to life on the page as readers learn the story of the Pilgrims hosting the first Thanksgiving in this Step into Reading Step 3 story. ” Check the Amazon price


Thanksgiving on Thursday

Magic Treehouse is always a best seller. That is no wonder why. Jack and Annie go on some amazing adventures together that kids love to read about.

“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. But 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?” Check the Amazon Price


Balloons over Broadway

“Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg.” Check the Amazon price


How to Catch a Turkey

Your kids are going to love this Thanksgiving book. “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!). “Check out the Amazon price


The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin

This Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about what they should truly be thankful for. “Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic from Stan and Jan Berenstain. It’s November, and the Bear family are entering the Thanksgiving Festival’s Big Pumpkin Contest. “

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