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Snuggle up with your little turkey, and share some of these Thanksgiving board books with them. They’re perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!
As you begin planning your Thanksgiving festivities, be sure to fill a book basket with some holiday board books. Their study pages and colorful pictures are sure to engage even your youngest audience.
Whether you’re introducing them to the holiday, reading about turkeys, or just counting your blessings, there is something on this list that you’ll all enjoy.
Thanksgiving Board Books
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of Thanksgiving books that will help your toddlers celebrate Thanksgiving all season long.
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.
Five Silly Turkeys – Toddlers will love the silly Thanksgiving turkeys in this fun counting book full of silly turkeys doing very silly things!
Happy Thanksgiving – With photographs to look at and Thanksgiving words to learn, this sturdy board book is ideal for adults to read and share with very young children to introduce them to this special holiday.
Llama Llama Gives Thanks – In Llama Llama Gives Thanks, it’s Thanksgiving time for Llama Llama and his family! That means yummy foods and autumn leaves and being thankful for everything from pumpkin pies to blue skies. Thanksgiving may only come once year, but in Llama’s family, giving thanks is always here!
Where is Baby’s Turkey? – Filled with bright, striking art, this book is sure to get little ones excited for the festive family holiday!
The First Thanksgiving – Nancy Davis recreates the excitement and wonder of the first Thanksgiving–how the pilgrims came to America and how the Native Americans taught them to plant and then joined them in a Thanksgiving feast.
Biscuit is Thankful – Biscuit is thankful for his bone, his biscuits, and lots more, too. Sweet puppy! Woof!
Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George – Today is Thanksgiving and George is so excited! He loves everything about the holiday—from the parade with music, jugglers, and big balloons to the delicious turkey shared with family and friends. But even on Thanksgiving the curious little monkey manages to stir up some trouble!
Be Thankful Pout-Pout Fish – Gobble! Gobble! It’s Thanksgiving under the sea, and Mr. Fish has much to be grateful for.
The Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim – This little pilgrim sails across the ocean and spends the first Thanksgiving with new friends. Little ones will love this fresh holiday spin on the classic nursery rhyme, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”!
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin – Duck & Goose look everywhere for a pumpkin—in the apple tree, in the leaf pile, inside a hollow log…. Where will they find one?
I Love to Gobble You Up! – The just-right book for a Thanksgiving cuddle! This book is perfect for reminding your little turkey just how loved they are. Features sturdy board pages and soft, tactile turkey “feathers” made of real felt.
Mickey’s Thanksgiving – Mickey is hosting Thanksgiving. But the only food he remembered to get is turkey. Find out what happens in this interactive touch-and-feel board book!
A Very Thankful Prayer – Join these adorable animals as they say a prayer of thanks to God, who gives us every good thing.
The Thankful Book – The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for. From everyday activities like reading and bath time to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child.
Spot’s Thanksgiving – It’s Thanksgiving, and Spot wants to make a pumpkin pie. Everyone celebrates together as his whole family helps prepare the treat!
Baby’s First Thanksgiving – Featuring all the trimmings, including corn, turkey, cranberry sauce, plus turkey handprints, fall leaves, and the gathering of family and friends, Baby’s First Thanksgiving features all the favorites associated with America’s favorite holiday.
My First Thanksgiving – Tomie dePaola’s simple text and bright illustrations perfectly capture the joy of this special holiday. Young readers will love learning more about the traditional celebrations of the day.
Little Turkey Finger Puppet Book – Little Turkey and friends prepare for winter, and offer thanks for all their blessings.
Which of these books about Thanksgiving will you read first?
Round Out Your Thanksgiving Unit with These Activities
These Thanksgiving printables for preschoolers feature crafts and learning activities that are sure to keep your young ones engaged throughout the holiday season.
If you’re looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft to do with your preschoolers, look no further! This water color turkey paper plate craft is so easy to make.
Your preschoolers will love practicing counting to ten with these Thanksgiving preschool number worksheets. Add them to your holiday math centers!