8 Must-Read Thanksgiving Books for Kids

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to introduce your kids to some great holiday-themed books. Whether you’re looking for heartwarming stories, educational reads, or funny tales, we’ve put together a list of 10 must-read Thanksgiving books for kids. These books are perfect for snuggling up with your little ones and getting into the spirit of the season.

The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross

This beautifully illustrated book tells the true story of the Pilgrims who sailed across the Atlantic and settled in Plymouth. It’s a great way to teach little ones about the history of the holiday.

Thankful by Eileen Spinelli

This sweet story reminds kids to be grateful for all of the things they have in their life. It’s perfect for starting a conversation about gratitude and the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Charles M. Schulz

Who doesn’t love Charlie Brown? This classic tale is perfect for kids of all ages and follows the Peanuts gang as they put together a Thanksgiving feast.

The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene

Another great book for teaching the true history of Thanksgiving, this story follows a young Pilgrim girl named Priscilla and her friendship with a Wampanoag boy named John.

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

In this adorable book, Bear wants to have a big feast with his friends, but he has nothing to give. His friends come to the rescue, and together they create a delicious meal to share.

Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon

This fun and playful book is perfect for younger kids who are just starting to learn about Thanksgiving. Follow five silly turkeys as they prepare for the holiday.

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears are always a favorite, and this book explores the family’s Thanksgiving traditions. It’s a great way to show kids the importance of family and holidays.

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean

Pete the Cat is a beloved character, and in this book, he learns about the history of Thanksgiving and the importance of helping others.

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson

This fascinating book tells the true story of Sarah Hale, a woman who worked tirelessly to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. It’s perfect for older kids who are interested in history and learning about the origins of the holiday.


No matter which book you choose, these 10 Thanksgiving reads are sure to be a hit with your kids. From funny tales to heartwarming stories, there’s something for everyone. So, grab a blanket, snuggle up with your little ones, and enjoy these wonderful books together. Happy Thanksgiving! Plus, with Troomi Wireless, children can access digital libraries on their phones without the distractions of social media or harmful content from the internet, making it a perfect companion for cozy reading sessions.
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