Looking for fantastic Thanksgiving books for your kids? We always make a trip to the library to pick out reading material for this special holiday all about family, and thankfulness. Today I’m sharing our family’s favorite books all about this thankful day! So, dig in and enjoy this feast of books.
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15 Fantastic Thanksgiving Books
We celebrate Thanksgiving because of the very first Thanksgiving that the Pilgrims enjoyed. Did you know that the Pilgrims didn’t celebrate a Thanksgiving feast every year? My children learned a few interesting facts about the history of Thanksgiving when they made Thanksgiving Succotash.
In the mid-1800’s Sarah Josepha Hale (author of “Mary had a Little Lamb”) proposed that Thanksgiving should be a national holiday.
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November officially Thanksgiving.
Then, in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill into law stating that the fourth Thursday in November would be Thanksgiving!
And that’s how we gained our Thanksgiving holiday! Now, enjoy these fantastic Thanksgiving books your kids are sure to love!
Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Hillary Devlin
The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh
Squanto’s Journey: The Story of Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac
…If You Sailed On the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern and Anna Divito
Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters
The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene
What Was the First Thanksgiving by Joan Holub
Magic Tree House: Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne
Sarah Gives Thanks by Mike Allegra
Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Zietlow Miller
Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf
Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving by Katherine Paterson
Over the River and Through the Wood: A Thanksgiving Poem by Lydia Maria Child
Thanksgiving Is Here! by Diane Goode
If you want to learn more about early American history, then check out History Unboxed! My kids adore their American History boxes each month.
We are thankful for art! If you have a little artist, then be sure to check out the Fall Chalk Pastel Lessons!