Thanksgiving Books for Kids
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and Thanks for Thanksgiving is a great introduction for younger readers.
Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks – the question is, where to begin? 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.
Julie Markes reminds kids and adults alike about the little details that make each day enjoyable, while Doris Barrette’s beautiful and striking illustrations bring her thoughtful words to life.
Perfectly in tune with what children are thankful for – such as a park, slides, and pets, and especially their family – this is a warm and genuine way to share the true Thanksgiving spirit.
Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules
It’s almost Thanksgiving, and Tuyet is excited about the holiday and the vacation from school. There’s just one problem: her Vietnamese American family is having duck for Thanksgiving dinner – not turkey! Nobody has duck for Thanksgiving – what will her teacher and the other kids think?
To her surprise, Tuyet enjoys her yummy Thanksgiving dinner anyhow – and an even bigger surprise is waiting for her at school on Monday. Dinners from roast beef to lamb to enchiladas adorned the Thanksgiving tables of her classmates, but they all had something in common – family!
Kids from families with different traditions will enjoy Duck for Turkey Day, a warm story about the right way to celebrate an American holiday.
Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano
Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving…and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea – what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?
After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!
Wendi Silvano’s comical Turkey Trouble story is perfectly matched by Lee Harper’s watercolours.