My packing lists are in progress, warm wooly things are starting to be pulled out of the backs of closets and drawers, and pretty much all we can talk about in our house is flying home to Indiana for Thanksgiving next week!! It’s almost time in the states – that glorious holiday that centers around family, food and gratitude. I, of course, love everything Christmas, but it’s ok to admit that Thanksgiving is right up there too. It may just be me, but there aren’t that many great Thanksgiving themed books out there! Fall, yes! Halloween, yes! Christmas, yes!!! But Thanksgiving? Not so many. Wanted to share a few favorite picture books that you might look for at your library this week!
Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silanvo – A funny and quick read about a turkey who is desperate not to be made into dinner.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, by Alison Jackson – My favorite. I almost always do this one at school for Thanksgiving. It’s silly and makes the kids laugh every time.
The Night Before Thanksgiving, by Natasha Wing – A sweet, rhyming book to read before getting together with family and foods that you don’t have all the time.
How To Catch a Turkey, by Adam Wallace – Perfect for elementary kiddos. Engaging illustrations, fun storyline, and would be great to use alongside some extension activities after reading in the classroom or at home.
That’s it! Please share your favorites in the comments if you have any to add!
Currently working on our Advent Calendar of Books next! Stay tuned!