Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Children's Books

We have been spending the whole month of November reading Thanksgiving books. We borrowed them from the library and have read each of them at least 5 times. (Stephanie is in a big reading phase right now. One morning we read every book in the library bag...that was 17 books.)

Here are some of our favorites for Thanksgiving:

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson


The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty


Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet by Jane O'Connor

Thank You For Thanksgiving by Julie Markes


Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland


Over the River: A Turkey's Tale by Derek Anderson


These books are all the perfect length for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. They held Stephanie's attention, they talk about Thanksgiving and giving thanks in language that a little one can comprehend, and they are all very sweet.

(Sadly, one of the books I remember from growing up didn't go over well. A Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin was too lengthy and old for her this year.)

Have you read any books on Thanksgiving and giving thanks to your children? I'd love to hear your recommendations!

22 comments:

  1. Such cute books!! I'm going to have to add some of these to Avery's library! "The Littlest Pilgrim" and "Bear Says Thanks" look adorable!

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    1. Those are two of my favorites!! :)

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  2. love this! i'm always looking for season/holiday books to rotate in! haven't seen any of these (which means i should get to the library with the boys more again LOL) ... we have 'i spy thanksgiving' and 'let it fall' right now. i know we have more but can't find them...which makes me wonder if i put them in the christmas box. because that will help ;)

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    1. I've never heard of "I spy Thanksgiving." I'll have to write it down and remember for next year :)

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  3. This is a great selection! WE have the Fancy Nancy one, but I have seen all of these at Barnes & Noble and want to buy them every time I head in. Why the heck don't I use the library????? thanks for the reminder!!!! Great book choices, Meg. :)

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    1. Haha, I used to just buy all the books I wanted for my littles, but then I realized I was spending SO MUCH money and bookshelf space is at a premium around here, so the library is perfect for us :)

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  4. Last year I blogged a whole month of Thanksgiving activities and books. Many are still too old for your little ones but it'll give you ideas for the future. You can read my list of posts at http://stephaniesmommybrain.blogspot.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-kids-activities-and-books.html

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, I'll check it out! I have so many fun projects and ideas for when my kids are a little older. All my stuff from the preschool teacher days. It's hard to remember that my Stephanie is only 2 and developmentally not ready for a lot of it, lol

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  5. Thank you so much for this list! I'm always looking for new books to introduce to ChloƩ. We've already started on her Christmas books, but I should head to the library to see if any of these are there.

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    1. I tried so hard to focus on Thanksgiving instead of jumping into Christmas...but this week I couldn't resist. There will be a list of Christmas children's books coming soon...since we have a pile from the library in our house now :)

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  6. Well after nap time I'm going to head over to the library. I haven't even been to my local one here in NY. This will help entertain those three 2 year olds on thanksgiving!

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    1. Oh, I hope you found some :) I love the library, it's one of my kids' favorite places.

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  7. We have three of those and read them frequently!
    Another cute one is called Countdown to Thanksgiving by Jodi Huelin.

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    1. Oh, I'll have to check that one out! Thank you :)

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  8. These are great recommendations! We have tons of christmas and halloween books, but none for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you found it useful :)

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  9. I don't have any Thanksgiving books :-( these look super cute though!!! May have to pick up one or two for next year!

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    1. They are all great!! And come child-approved :)

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  10. What a great selection of books! We have a few of them!!! Thanks for sharing:)

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  11. Isn't the library awesome? These books look adorable! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. We LOVE the library! I take the kids there at least once a week :)

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