10 Fun and Educational Thanksgiving Books for Kids

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10 Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Want your little one to understand why we celebrate Turkey day? Find some thanksgiving books for kids below and you can add a little history into the holiday. Albeit, it might be watered down, say, lighter history, but some type of history nonetheless.

From books for little toddlers to chapter books for your elementary school student, there's something fun and informative for all age groups. Gift these Thanksgiving books for kids to your nieces and nephews while becoming the favorite aunt or uncle.

Start shopping for some Thanksgiving books for kids, November is flying by!


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1. Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George

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Curious George can't help stir up trouble, even on Thanksgiving. Your child will love the adventure (and mischief) that George stirs up. This easy to read, board book serves as a good bedtime story days leading up to Thanksgiving.

2. Thanksgiving Is Here!

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If your little one is excited about the commotion of Thanksgiving, this book will make them even happier. Full of family fun; "glamorous aunts, strange dogs, and acrobatic cousins" the cast of characters will have your whole family anticipating a motley crew come November, 22nd.

3. A Turkey for Thanksgiving

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This book might be best for older children as it tells the story of why we eat Turkey. When Mr. and Mrs. Moose set out to find their turkey, adventure awaits.

4. Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'

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Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' will teach your child that sometimes, Thanksgiving doesn't go as planned. But with mishaps and hilarity, all that matters is that you're with people you love. With fun, unique drawings, you and your children will appreciate this Thanksgiving story.

5. I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

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This is a fun story that adults will even enjoy. There will no doubt be giggles coming from the young ones when they see the old lady swallow pie, salad, and an entire turkey while getting fatter and fatter. With detailed pictures you'll be ready for some Thanksgiving food after reading this book over and over again.

6. Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving

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The story of Thanksgiving is problematic. While we try to teach children an upbeat story, it's far from the truth. That being said, if you want to educate your older children about the Mayflower and Pokanoket, this book will serve as an important resource. When they're older you can bring out the true story. .

7. Junie B. Jones: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)

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Junie B. Jones is a beloved book series for older children, so why not read this one?! With the 28th book in the series, Junie B. Jones is getting ready for Thanksgiving. When the students write a list about everything they're thankful for in order to win a pumpkin pie, Junie B. must figure out what she's truly thankful for.

8. What Was the First Thanksgiving?

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The New York Times bestselling series tackles Pilgrims at Plymouth and the start of Thanksgiving. Experience history in the making with a well formatted and detailed description of the beginning of a beloved national holiday.

9. Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

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A cute spin on the Thanksgiving story, the origin of the beloved Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you and your family love watching the festivities on Thanksgiving, now your kids will understand why millions of Americans tune in.

10. The Great Thanksgiving Escape

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Thanksgiving might be boring for your kids but Gavin's story might inspire some imagination within them. Gavin is dreading his Thanksgiving day, long and boring. His cousin, Rhonda, pulls him into a scheme. They're going to make a break for it. Will they taste freedom?

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