Thanksgiving Books


Feast on these appetizing books & DVDs which introduce and educate your child about Thanksgiving and its history. Thanksgiving is an American holiday rich in history and traditions, and is the perfect opportunity to fill children's hearts with a deeper appreciation for what they have been given.

Thanksgiving books and DVDs are wonderful tools to teach children about the spirit of thankfulness. While it is common for young children to want more, it is so important for them to be grateful for what they already have, and to remember others who are less fortunate.  In the DVD, VeggieTales – Madame Blueberry (A Lesson in Thankfulness), Madam Blueberry seeks true happiness at the "Stuff-Mart" only to discover that, "A thankful heart is a happy heart." This theme echoes throughout many of these Thanksgiving books. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and truly happy with our many blessings.

Thanksgiving books also teach children the history behind this beautiful holiday. The characters and events in Thanksgiving books provide children with important historical background. For example, the story of the first Thanksgiving is a simple history lesson about the Native Americans and Pilgrims, their spirit of thankfulness and about the early days in the formation of our country. These topics will be explored at several levels of their school Social Studies curriculum.

Little Ones' Favorites:

Classic DVDs

VeggieTales – Madame Blueberry (A Lesson in Thankfulness)

Peanuts Holiday Collection (It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown / A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / A Charlie Brown Christmas) (Deluxe Edition)

Give your little ones an appreciation for the true meaning behind this national holiday with this superb selection of Thanksgiving books and DVDs. After all, thankfulness and appreciation for what we have is a valuable life lesson for children of all ages. Take this opportunity to read together, to reflect upon the spirit of thankfulness, and most importantly, to count your blessings!

Have a truly thankful & Happy Thanksgiving!


Board Books:

The Story of Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving Prayer

Picture/Read Aloud Books:

The Night Before Thanksgiving (Reading Railroad Books)

Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Peanuts)

Thanks for Thanksgiving

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks (Berenstain Bears

10 Fat Turkeys

The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings (First Time Books(R))

Little Critter: Just So Thankful

Chapter Books:

The First Thanksgiving (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3

Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey (I Can Read Book 2)

Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27)

Magic Tree House Research Guide #13: Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Thanksgiving on Thursday


For more holiday information, please see:

The Little Ones Holiday Gift Giving Guide and

Little Ones "Twelve Weeks Before Christmas"  Holiday Toy Series: This holiday series is designed to help parents and grandparents make smart choices by featuring outstanding/award winning "toys that teach," accompanied by reviews which highlight and explain the educational benefits and specific skills children receive from these types of toys.



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