Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Thanksgiving books

 Today I'm sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving themed books in case you're like me and like to get a head start on priming things (or reserving books at your library!)  so you can enjoy them the whole month :) 

First up is  The Scarecrow.  This book isn't necessarily just for Thanksgiving but it's a beautiful fall-centered book about friendship and helping others and the illustrations and writing are beautiful.

Bear Says Thanks is everything you'd expect from a Bear book :)  Perfect illustrations, sweet characters and a precious message throughout.

It's a sweet story of friendship and sharing and is perfect for the season.

I LOVE  Holly's Thanksgiving Wish!  I especially love when a book is rhyming and this one is done so well.  It's a sweet story of friendship and perseverance.

Dino-Thanksgiving  is surprisingly cute and covers all the Thanksgiving festivities.  If you have a dinosaur-lover at your house it would be an unexpected read next month and a fun addition to your Thanksgiving bookshelf.

 Apple Cake was a new addition to our bookshelf last year and it's SO SWEET!

The illustrations are DARLING and it rhymes which I love.

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves is more just "fall" than Thanksgiving but it is SUCH a sweet story.  

Fletcher the fox has a favorite tree outside of his den and he tries with all his might to save the leaves from falling off until...

... the first frost comes and makes the tree even more beautiful than before.  The story is really sweet and again, beautiful illustrations we love.

Little Acorn is another really sweet Fall book.  

It's a little bit juvenile for my boys but Griffin has really enjoyed the story and the pictures are so cute. 

There's a lot of great info in it as well and I think if you have preschool/early elementary aged kids it would be a big ht during acorn finding months :) 

Am Thankful follows three different families and their Thanksgiving tradition, acts of kindness and ways of giving back. 

I loved that at the end of the book it details several ways kids and families can practice thankfulness.

Sweep is my new favorite book.  I was initially drawn in by the fall leaves but the story is so much better than just that. 

Ed's bad mood starts off small and then gets swept out of control and spreads all over the city...

... the book does a great job talking about how that impacts others, how quickly it gets out of control and how easy it was to let something small escalate into something big.

Thanksgiving in the Woods  gives me ALLLLL the Fall feels.

It's based on the story of an actual NY family who hosted an outdoor Thanksgiving for their family every year and y'all... I want to be part of their family!

Balloons Over Broadway gives insight into the life and work of the puppeteer who started the tradition of the balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

This book has beautiful illustrations and a great story but still has lots of fun facts and great information.

If you're looking for a little background info for your kids before the parade this year (is there going to be a parade?!?!) be sure to check this one out!

Happy Tuesday, friends!!!

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  1. I read to my boys constantly when they were young. Some of these books bring up wonderful memories, but I see ones here too.

    I sure miss those days!! Great post. :)

    Wendy TheInspiredEater.com

  2. The Bear books are a family fave - might need to get some even though my kids are all teenagers! ;)

  3. I have always loved your holiday book recommendations! My boys are 12 and 10 and I still get excited for these post! Although I no longer buy them. 😢. Not every book that is! 😂. The boys are like mom, I think we are a little old. NEVER!!

  4. How do you store your seasonal books?

  5. I love your children's book recommendations! Will you please share some ideas for chapter books that Griffin would enjoy?

  6. I love your children's book recommendations! Will you please share some ideas for chapter books that Griffin would enjoy?

  7. Just bought a few for my second graders!

  8. Love Balloons over Broadway! Purchased it because in November 1991 I marched in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade while in the beginning stages of pregnancy. Had a sleeve of saltines in my costume.


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