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!


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


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


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


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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