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Best Thanksgiving Books

Delve into the spirit of gratitude and celebration with these charming Thanksgiving-themed books:

1. "Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks" by Margaret Sutherland

  • Gratitude Lesson: A delightful book illustrating the importance of being thankful and appreciating the blessings in life, perfect for young readers.

2. "Turkey Trouble" by Wendi Silvano

  • Whimsical Tale: Follows a turkey's humorous attempts to disguise himself to avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner, providing laughter for the whole family.

3. "The Thanksgiving Story" by Alice Dalgliesh

  • Historical Tale: A beautifully illustrated book recounting the history and traditions of the first Thanksgiving, making it an educational read for children.

4. "The Very First Thanksgiving Day" by Rhonda Gowler Greene

  • Rhyming Story: Celebrates the Pilgrims' journey and the friendship between the Pilgrims and Native Americans, emphasizing unity and gratitude.

5. "Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey" by Joy Cowley

  • Bicultural Perspective: Explores the story of Miguel and his family, who add a touch of their Mexican heritage to their Thanksgiving celebration.

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

  • Historical Tribute: Tells the story of Sarah Hale's persistent campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday in the United States.

7. "Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving" by James Dean

  • Adventurous Read: Pete the Cat embarks on a Thanksgiving adventure, learning about the history and traditions of the holiday.

8. "The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks" by Jan and Mike Berenstain

  • Family Values: The Berenstain Bears learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving as they spend time together and express gratitude.

9. "A Plump and Perky Turkey" by Teresa Bateman

  • Humorous Story: Residents of Squawk Valley try to outsmart a turkey for their Thanksgiving feast, leading to comical twists and turns.

10. "Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving" by Joseph Bruchac

  • Historical Perspective: Explores the journey of Squanto, offering insight into the history and cultural exchange of the first Thanksgiving.


These heartwarming books capture the essence of Thanksgiving, whether it's by teaching gratitude, sharing historical insights, or providing entertaining stories for children and adults alike. Each book brings a unique perspective to the holiday, fostering an appreciation for the spirit of thanks and togetherness.

Embrace the Thanksgiving spirit with these charming books that celebrate gratitude, history, and the joy of coming together!

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