Overview: A list of our favorite Thanksgiving books for toddlers.
Can you smell it? The turkey cooking in the oven, the apple pie resting in the window sill, and grandpa snacking on celery sticks while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. I LOVE Thanksgiving, and it’s the holiday I get to host at my house. This year we will be spending the two weeks before Thanksgiving doing a Thanksgiving Toddler Theme, and reading these awesome toddler Thanksgiving books.
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Our Favorite Toddler Thanksgiving Books
Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell isn’t necessarily a Thanksgiving book, but it’s a fun counting book about preparing for a feast.
The Very Stuffed Turkey by Katharine Kenah is a cute story about a turkey who gets invited to 5 Thanksgiving dinners. He manages to go to all of them and eats his way through each dinner. But what happens during the parade when a stuffed turkey has to march? You’ll just have to read to find out.
Marley A Thanksgiving to Remember is about the ever loving, but oh so troublesome dog, Marley. What kind of trouble does Marley get into during Thanksgiving dinner?
The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty is about a little pilgrim named Mini. She wants to help her family and village, but everyone thinks she is too little. Will Mini find the perfect job that she isn’t to little to do?
The First Thanksgiving Day by Laura Krauss Melmed is a counting story that gives little facts about the first Thanksgiving day. This book is perfect for a toddler or preschooler.
Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving? by Jerry Pallotta is a super cute story about a little boy wondering who will carve the Thanksgiving turkey. Will it be a whale, an elephant, or someone else?
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland teaches kids that Thanksgiving is more than a big turkey dinner. It teaches them about giving thanks.
I’m No Turkey by Hans Wilhelm is a cute story about a curious little puppy who wants to help with the Thanksgiving day crafts.
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes is about all the thinks a little one could be thankful for, but most of all being thankful for your family.
Five Flying Turkeys by Barbara B. MvGrath is fingerplay that has been turned into a book.
Thanksgiving by Robin Nelson is a quick non-fiction book about Thanksgiving.
Giving Thanks by Sarah Fisch is about Clifford’s Thanksgiving. He’s in everybody’s way, but can he find a way to be a part of the Thanksgiving celebration?
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrams by B.G. Hennessy is a cute book/fingerplay that helps little ones understand Thanksgiving and the importance of doing your job.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson is one of those beloved books of an old lady swallowing everything in sight. So what will happen to this old lady after eating a whole Thanksgiving feast?
Related: Thanksgiving Toddler Theme
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