Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday because it’s a chance to reflect upon family and being thankful. This year, I’m looking forward to explaining to my three-year-old the reason for celebrating the holiday. And what better way to do that then by reading?
It turns out, there are a lot of really great children’s books that explain what it means to be thankful. In our house, we have begun to read a few of these books and talking about what we are thankful for. It’s never too soon to start sharing why we appreciate each-other!
I complied a list together of the best Thanksgiving books for toddlers to learn about being thankful. I can guarantee that your toddler– as well as yourself– will enjoy these cute books.
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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.
Peppa Gives Thanks
Suzy Sheep has a new teddy bear, and Peppa wants one, too! Mummy and Daddy Pig remind Peppa that she already has her own teddy–and so much more! This storybook includes an exclusive Peppa Pig card for readers to fill in what they are most thankful for.
Thanks from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Perfect for Thanksgiving or any day of the year, this charming book of pictures is the colorful way to tell loved ones “thanks!”
Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving
From the school play to a surprise dinner for all of Critterville– celebrate along with Little Critter and his family as they give thanks this holiday.
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks!
Sure, Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history–and turkey, of course!–but most importantly, it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for.
Thankful combines charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings
Thanks for Thanksgiving
From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what’s most important is being able to share them with family!
God Gave us Thankful Hearts
Mama reminds her little wolf that not all animals hibernate, and how he can be grateful for the beautiful autumn season.
I Am Thankful
I Am Thankful follows a young boy through his busy holiday adventures, from running in the turkey trot to helping his family bake pies. Even though the weather might ruin the annual family football game, the jam-packed day proves there’s never a shortage of things to be thankful for
Just A Special Thanksgiving
From the school play to a surprise dinner for all of Critterville, celebrate along with Little Critter and his family as they give thanks this holiday.
Biscuit is Thankful
Biscuit is thankful for his bone, his biscuits, and lots more, too. This adorable board book will have your toddler entertained and giggling at all the things Biscuit is thankful for!
Thank You, Thanksgiving
In this exuberant Thanksgiving story, a little girl goes on a last-minute errand for her mother. Along the way, she thanks all the familiar things she loves—her warm boots, the song of the birds, the pretty clouds in the November sky. And when she gets home from her errand, her family thanks her for what she has brought.
The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein’s poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.