I love Thanksgiving! I mean, what’s not to love? Here are eight of my favorite Thanksgiving-themed early readers. I’ve included suggested grade levels for each book, but feel free to use your judgement. These books also make excellent read-alouds for the whole family!
Tilly is hosting Thanksgiving for all her friends, but when the absentminded mole forgets to cook dinner, her helpful friends give her something to be thankful for! Silly Tilly will have kids laughing out loud. Preschool to Grade 1.
The first graders in Mrs. Connor’s class are getting ready for Thanksgiving by making costumes. When the fire alarm goes off, the little pilgrims, Indians, and turkeys get to share their holiday spirit with the rest of the school! Preschool to Grade 1.
Kids will delight in this energetic story of Thanksgiving preparations. Relatives gather, the kids watch the parade and set the table, and mom prepares a Thanksgiving feast! This festive book is one of my favorites. Kindergarten to Grade 2.
When everyone’s favorite literal-minded housekeeper is put in charge of a third grade Thanksgiving pageant, disaster (and hilarity) are bound to ensue! Grade 1 to Grade 3.
Annie wants to have a BIG Thanksgiving dinner, but her family is small. So she decides to invite a few of her friends and neighbors who can’t be with their families for the holiday. This sweet story perfectly captures the joy of Thanksgiving. Kindergarten to Grade 2.
Lovable Little Critter is back in a brand-new story! Little Critter causes plenty of mischief during a school play and a Thanksgiving parade. Then he and his family participate in a giant Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate members of Critterville. Preschool to Grade 2.
This collection of 12 kid-friendly poems details all of the delightful aspects of Thanksgiving. The lively rhymes flow beautifully and the illustrations are charming. Grade 1 – Grade 3.
This sweet story highlights all of the many things and people that we have to be thankful for. A cheerful reminder that there is more to Thanksgiving than turkey and pilgrims! Preschool to Grade 2.