Thanksgiving Early Readers

Thanksgiving Early Readers

I love Thanksgiving! I mean, what’s not to love? Here are eight of my favorite Thanksgiving early readers. I’ve included suggested grade levels for each book, but feel free to use your own judgment. These books also make excellent read-aloud stories for the whole family!

Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving DinnerSilly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner

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.

Happy ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving (Robin Hill School)

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.

The Night Before ThanksgivingThe Night Before Thanksgiving

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.

Amelia Bedelia Talks TurkeyAmelia Bedelia Talks Turkey

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 and Snowball and the Thankful FriendsAnnie and Snowball and the Thankful Friends

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.

Just a Special ThanksgivingJust a Special Thanksgiving

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.

It’s Thanksgiving!It’s Thanksgiving!

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.

Thanksgiving is for Giving ThanksThanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks

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.

For more fun Thanksgiving books for the whole family, be sure to check out my Thanksgiving Picture Books list!

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