Thursday, November 3, 2022

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 :) 

This first book isn't technically a book BUT it is SO SO SO GOOD that I had to share.  I'm super picky about coloring pages (they can't be too detailed because then they're not fun and they also can't be too basic because also not fun and the pics have to be cute!).  You can find it  HERE.

This meets all my weird requirements and couldn't be cuter.  I also love that the pages have a design on the back and not another picture so that way you don't have to pick which you like better or worry about marker or whatever bleeding through.

Griffin has already started working on it and I'm not going to lie - I fully plan on coloring a few pages this weekend ;)

Durkee the Burpy Turkey is a new addition and while it's not my favorite thanksgiving book it is absolutely a must if you have a kid who loves goofy/potty humor.  

Durkee is self conscious because he's burpy...

... and kids will LOVE THIS ONE.  It rhymes and is a quick read - it would be super fun for a classroom read for younger grades.

The Roll Away Pumpkin isn't expressly Thanksgiving-themed BUT it's absolutely DARLING!

The pumpkin rolls away and as it makes it's way through town more and more people join in on the chase to catch it. 

The illustrations are really what steals the show and the story couldn't be sweeter. 

Next 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. So cute!!! Why are fall and holiday books just THE CUTEST?!

  2. I love when you share books like this- I think some of our favorite books are ones that I found from your IG stories or your blog! Thank you!!! I am looking for ideas for books to gift my 9 year old daughter for Christmas- any ideas!???

  3. Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas is really good. We also like Barbara Rainey's Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember. These are both from a Christian perspective.

  4. Love Balloons over Broadway! When I was pregnant with my youngest son, I worked part-time at Macy's and marched in the Thanksgiving Day parade so it has special meaning to me.


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