Thanksgiving Read-Alouds

Thanksgiving is fast approaching!  For anyone who needs a great book to share, here are my favorite Thanksgiving read-aloud picture books.  Be sure to check out the related activities, too!

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When Mouse creeps from his hidey-hole to get one luscious green pea for his Thanksgiving feast, he can’t resist taking just a bit more than he can hold.  Ages 3-8.

Free activities for One is a Feast For Mouse

One is a Feast For Mouse by Judy Cox

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What makes a Thanksgiving perfect?  Is it the perfectly browned turkey, the decadent desserts…or the people you celebrate it with?  Ages 5-9.

Free activity for The Perfect Thanksgiving

The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli

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In rhyming verse, Bear decides to host a feast for his woodland friends.  Each shows up with a delicious dish, ready to celebrate.  There’s just one problem: what does Bear have to share?  Ages 3-6.

Free activity for Bear Says Thanks  And another one!

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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For anyone who wants to guide children to answer to the question, “What are you thankful for?”.  From thoughtful to self-aware to silly, the answers to this question are guaranteed to get children thinking.  Parr’s signature illustrations add charm and delight.  Ages 4-10.

A free activity for The Thankful Book

The Thankful Book by Todd Parr


The true account of why American’s have a national day of Thanksgiving.  Everyone should know of Sarah Hale.  And as one who loves Thanksgiving, I am very thankful for her.  Ages 7-11.

A free activity for Thank You Sarah

Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson

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