Turkey Books for Toddlers

Gather one or more of these turkey books for toddlers this holiday season. Snuggle up and read with your little turkey.

Board books have chunky pages, bright illustrations, and short sentences. They’re perfect for reading to little ones ages 1-3. These Thanksgiving books will stand up to busy little ones.

Turkey Books for Toddlers

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of board books that will engage your little ones this Thanksgiving season.

You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

10 Fat TurkeysBaby's First Thanksgiving (Baby's First Holidays)Bright Baby: Happy Thanksgiving


10 Fat Turkeys – This silly rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards.

Baby’s First Thanksgiving – Celebrate baby’s first Thanksgiving with this board book little ones will gobble up!

Bright Baby: Happy Thanksgiving – What is Thanksgiving? It’s turkey and pumpkin pie, but most of all it’s a time to spend with family and friends. 

Turkey Gobble (Crunchy Board Books)Where Is Baby's Turkey?: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books)There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!


Turkey Gobble – In this interactive board book, kids will love pulling the tabs to make Little Turkey eat as he tries to find the perfect dish to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.

Where Is Baby’s Turkey? – Gobble, gobble! It’s time for Thanksgiving! In this interactive book from bestselling author Karen Katz, little ones can lift the sturdy, easy-to-lift flaps on each page to look for Baby’s turkey stuffed animal.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! – The old lady is at it again, and this time she’s swallowing a Turkey . . . she’s always been quirky!

Five Little Thank-YousThis Little TurkeyFive Silly Turkeys


Five Little Thank-Yous – Shaped like a handprint turkey art craft, this colorful rhyming board book is all about the important things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving!

This Little Turkey – A fun, Thanksgiving-themed twist on the classic nursery rhyme “This Little Piggy”!

Five Silly Turkeys – Toddlers will love the silly Thanksgiving turkeys in this fun counting book full of silly turkeys doing very silly things!

Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books)Little Turkey: Finger Puppet Book: (Finger Puppet Book for Toddlers and Babies, Baby Books for First Year, Animal Finger Puppets) (Little Finger Puppet Board Books)One Big Turkey


Bear Says Thanks – What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends!

Little Turkey: Finger Puppet Book – Little Turkey and friends prepare for winter, and offer thanks for all their blessings in this charming new Finger Puppet book. 

One Big Turkey – Count your blessings! Join one big turkey and his forest friends as they celebrate the harvest season.

I Love to Gobble You Up! (Made with Love)Turkey Time! (Thanksgiving Board Books)The Turkey Ball


I Love to Gobble You Up! – The just-right book for a Thanksgiving cuddle, this gently refreshed Sandra Magsamen title is perfect for reminding your little turkey just how loved they are. 

Turkey Time! – Through rhyming text, this shaped board book walks through Thanksgiving Day in the lead-up to the big meal. Perfect for little hands!

The Turkey Ball – Spend the evening with some stylish turkeys at the Turkey Ball!  This rollicking, rhyming board book chronicles an enchanted evening with a group of funny turkeys as they get ready for the social event of the season.

Which of these books about turkeys will you read first?

Let’s Track What You’re Reading!

It’s fun to track what you read to your preschoolers throughout the school year. It’s even more fun to have your preschoolers track the books they enjoyed.

Parents and teachers can use the Reading Tracker to record the titles of each book they read as well as the date and number of pages.

Children can use the My Book Review page to track the books they listen to and then color a face to show whether they liked each book or not.

If you track what you read, you’ll be amazed at how many books you read each day and month!

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Teaching Resources

Do you smell that? Is it fall or your new pumpkin pie play dough kit. This homemade pumpkin scented play dough kit is perfect as a party favor, holiday goody bag or even a fun activity at home.

Welcome autumn and encourage creativity in your children with this fall-themed felt creations busy bag. Practice counting and exploring patterns as you put on the turkey’s feathers.

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