If you want your child to embrace the festivities of Thanksgiving, we have created a list of the best Thanksgiving books for toddlers to help you out. These books will help your child understand what gratitude means and the tradition behind thanksgiving. They have colorful illustrations and beautiful messages to help your toddler understand how to embrace sharing, family values, and celebration during this wonderful time. With stories about turkeys, family, and more, your child can learn about the history and culture while having fun reading. These books also allow you to spend quality time with your child. So, take a look at the different books listed below to find one suitable for your child.
Our Top Picks
Best Thanksgiving Books For Preschoolers:
1. Best Colorful Book: Thank You, Thanksgiving
“Thank You, Thanksgiving” is a story of a little girl who goes with her mamma on a last minute errand. Along the way, she thanks everything that she comes across- the lovely November clouds, the song of the birds and her warm book. The colorful pictures, the simple and repetitive texts will make reading this book a delight for your tot.
2. Best For Second Language Learners: Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks
“Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks” is a book that will remind your little ones about all the little details that make their days enjoyable. The book features cheerful and colorful illustrations and multicultural characters, making it perfect for kids who are second language learners.
3. Best Comedy Picture Book: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
“I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” is one of our personal favorites. The thanksgiving book for preschoolers is a hilarious twist on the classic rhyme, “I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”. The silly picture book features a ravenously hungry lady who visits a Thanksgiving dinner with a pie. She eats all the pie even before getting in the house. Your darling is sure to love this rhyming and romping Thanksgiving book.
4. Best Family Book: Thanks For Thanksgiving
“Thanks For Thanksgiving” is the perfect book for introducing your preschooler to Thanksgiving. The book shows a young girl and her brother thanking the love of friends and family. The strikingly beautiful illustrations will bring the author’s words to life.
5. Best Book For Girls: The Littlest Pilgrim
Mini is the smallest pilgrim not just in her house, but also in the village. She is too small to sew, too small to fish and too small to bake. So what should she do this Thanksgiving? This book is perfect for the little doll in your house. You can even remind your little one that she is never too small to make friends with this delightful book!
6. Best Book For Toddlers: Run, Turkey Run
Get ready for loads of giggles with this one! The story is about a farmer who runs after a plump turkey for his feast. Your tyke is guaranteed to enjoy the antics of the turkey as it tries to hide from a farmer in the story. The thanksgiving book for toddlers will also help you reinforce the sequence and re-telling skills in your children.
7. Best Bedtime Story Book: One is a Feast for a Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale
“One is a Feast for a Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale” is a cute story of a mouse whose feast for the Thanksgiving is the leftovers from the family’s feast. Your baby will love this cute mouse and his balancing act as he tries to collect the food. It will also help him appreciate the little things in life.
8. Best Counting Book: 1, 2, 3 Thanksgiving
“1, 2, 3 Thanksgiving” is a fun counting book that will lead your child through ‘papa’s one fat turkey, ‘mother’s two pumpkin pies and so on as the family sits down for the Thanksgiving dinner. This straightforward book has very creative illustrations that are sure to appeal to little readers.
9. Best Historical Book: The Story of the Pilgrims
Here’s a perfect book for the youngest historians. This informative book narrates the story of the pilgrim’s voyage to America amidst the harsh winter. The book captures the excitement and wonderment of the pilgrim’s first year in America through vivid illustrations.
10. Best Rhyming Story Book: Ten Fat Turkeys
“Ten Fat Turkeys” is basically a rhyming story that will teach your tot how to count backwards. But the silly antics of the turkeys as they do a noodle dance, strut on a boar and swing from a wine will give your toddler fits of laughter. And the illustrations are just superb!
These Thanksgiving books are sure to keep your toddlers entertained. Did we miss out any Thanksgiving favorite books for toddlers? What is your little one’s favorite Thanksgiving book? Please share with us by commenting below!
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