Are you looking for ways to keep your preschooler entertained and educated this Thanksgiving?
Check out these 40 budget-friendly books that are perfect for the holiday season.
From counting books to stories about pilgrims and Native Americans, your child will be entertained and engaged all month long.
So pick up a few of these great titles on this book list and enjoy some quality family time this Thanksgiving.
40 Budget Friendly Thanksgiving Books For Preschoolers You Need In Your Personal Library
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Top 30 Thanksgiving Board Books For Preschoolers
There are so many wonderful Thanksgiving board books available for preschoolers! Here are just a few of the best:
This book is a story about a turkey puppet that encourages people to dance like turkeys.
Your active preschooler will love spinning around, touching the ground, and flapping their “wings” while reading this book.
A little mouse is thankful for their friends and family, good food to share, and fun games to play on Thanksgiving Day.
Your child will find something new on each of this book’s pages to be thankful for this holiday season.
Pookie and Mom prepare for Thanksgiving by welcoming the whole family.
For Sandra Boynton fans, this is a must-have book for the holiday season!
Happy Thanksgiving Bright Baby
Bright Baby: Happy Thanksgiving is a board book that introduces very young children to the Thanksgiving holiday.
This is a cute book with good size and weight that is easy for a toddler to handle on their own.
Dr. Seuss’s Thankful Things
This book is a board book that tells the story of Thing One and Thing Two from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat as they list all the things they are thankful for.
Llama Llama Gives Thanks
Llama Llama Gives Thanks is a board book about Llama Llama and his family celebrating Thanksgiving.
This book is the perfect way to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to Thanksgiving, teaching them the importance of being grateful.
This board book captures the best features of the Thanksgiving Day parade, as seen through the eyes of a child.
Your preschooler will love the rhyming text and vibrant illustrations.
A Very Thankful Prayer (A Time To Pray)
This sweet book is a compilation of different things to be grateful for with an accompanying thank-you prayer to God.
By reading this book to your children, they will learn how to show thankfulness and see God’s presence in their lives.
You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie
You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie is a board book about fall themed objects and animals that are loved by their parents.
This book is a favorite for Fall time (especially with some of it’s Halloween themes) because of the bright colors and sweet rhymes.
Your preschooler will adore this board book and want to read it over and over, no matter what time of year it is.
Spot wants to make a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.
This simple, but sweet story is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers and teaches the value of spending time with their family.
Jan Brett’s bestselling children’s book tells the story of a young boy whose lost mitten leads to an adventure with woodland animals.
This bestselling classic is a must have for every child’s library.
Five Little Thank Yous
This is a children’s book about being thankful for the things that are important to them on Thanksgiving.
Your child will adore this book and it will become a fast favorite in their library.
Paw Patrol: Let’s Be Thankful
This book is a full-color board book about Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol celebrating things they are thankful for.
Any child who loves Paw Patrol will be excited to learn more about being of service to others and how to identify things they can be grateful for in their lives.
Autumn In The Forest
This board book follows a chipmunk as it collects walnuts, acorns, and buckeyes in preparation for winter.
Autumn in The Forest is a beautifully illustrated, sturdy, and delightful lift-a-flap & pop-up book that is appropriate for toddlers.
Peanuts: Be Thankful, Be Giving
The Peanuts gang is celebrating Thanksgiving by sharing what they are thankful for.
You will love the positive messages about being grateful and giving back that are shared in this special holiday book.
Biscuit Is Thankful
Every preschooler’s favorite puppy is back!
In this book, Biscuit is thankful for everything from his bed to his bowl to his toys.
This is a great way to teach your child about all the things they have to be grateful for.
Be Thankful, Pout-Pout Fish
The pout-pout fish is back in a new board book that celebrates Thanksgiving.
This book is shorter than other pout-pout books, but it’s still a lot of fun.
Five Silly Turkeys
Toddlers will love the silly turkeys in this counting book that has been compared to the classic, “5 Little Monkeys.”
The bright colors and silly story make this book perfect for Thanksgiving, but it can be enjoyed all year long.
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch
Biscuit goes on an autumn adventure to find the perfect pumpkin.
The simple text and bright illustrations make this a perfect book for beginning readers.
The First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving is a simplified telling of the first Thanksgiving story feast between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans.
This is a great book to share with your preschooler, as it provides a brief introduction to the history behind the holiday.
I Love To Gobble You Up!
This book is a holiday classic that encourages parents to give their children kisses and hugs throughout the season.
The simple but sweet interactive pages will keep your toddler engaged.
This book tells the story of how an acorn becomes a big oak tree.
The rhyming in this book is perfect for Thanksgiving.
Corduroy hosts a Thanksgiving feast for his friends and they are thankful for things like family and friends.
Happy Thanksgiving Curious George
George is excited for Thanksgiving, which includes a parade and shared meal with family and friends.
This book is more advanced than other Curious George books, and is best suited for children aged 5 or older.
In this interactive board book, kids will love helping Little Turkey find the perfect dish to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.
Duck and Goose Find A Pumpkin
Duck & Goose look for a pumpkin in this large-sized board book.
This book is a delightful story that is perfect for toddlers.
This Little Turkey
In this twist on the classic nursery rhyme, “This Little Piggy”, turkeys prepare for Thanksgiving.
This is a very cute book and is perfect for little toddler hands.
The Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim
A fun and playful Thanksgiving twist on the classic nursery rhyme, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”.
This children’s book tells the story of a Pilgrim on the Mayflower who has new friends for Thanksgiving.
See, Touch, Feel: Happy Thanksgiving
This book is a fun way for very young children to explore their senses, specifically through touch and feel.
I Love Fall! A Touch-and-Feel Board Book
This board book celebrates the textures of fall with rhyming verses and vibrant illustrations.
From the crispy leaves to the squishy pumpkin, there is so much to explore!
10 Favorite Thanksgiving Books For Kindergarten:
As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about books that can help introduce the holiday to your kindergartner.
There are so many great books out there on Thanksgiving, but we’ve narrowed it down to our top 10 favorites.
From stories about pilgrims and Native Americans to Turkey Day traditions and being grateful, these books will help get your child excited for the holiday.
So pull up a chair, cozy up with your child, and enjoy some Thanksgiving reading!
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey!
Oh no, the little old lady swallows a turkey!
This funny, Thanksgiving-themed version of the classic “Old Lady” book series is perfect for kindergarteners.
With rhyming text and bright illustrations, your child will love this silly story.
I Am Thankful
This children’s book teaches the importance of being thankful and spending time with loved ones.
How To Catch A Turkey
In this children’s picture book, a turkey runs loose in a school before a Thanksgiving play. Students try to capture the turkey, but he’s too quick for them.
When they finally succeed in catching him, they realize that he would make a perfect lead for their play.
10 Fat Turkeys
This silly rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards.
Your children will giggle at the goofy illustrations and the silly turkeys in this book.
Turkey is in trouble because he is going to be eaten for Thanksgiving, but he comes up with a plan to disguise himself as another animal.
Your child will love reading about Turkey’s antics and will be surprised by the ending.
A Plump And Perky Turkey
The people of Squawk Valley hatch a plan to lure a turkey into town for their Thanksgiving feast.
Younger children will love the rhyming in this book.
Please be aware that the text size in this book is smaller than average, which might pose a difficulty for some readers.
Little Critter in Just A Special Thanksgiving
This book is a funny take on the Thanksgiving holiday by Mercer Mayer.
Little Critter celebrates Thanksgiving with a school play and a surprise dinner.
Never Ever Tickle A Turkey
From popular children’s “How To Catch A…” storyteller, Adam Wallace comes another series called, “Never Ever…”
Kids will learn why you should never tickle a turkey this Thanksgiving.
Bear Says Thanks
Bear has come up with a way to say thank you to all his friends and everyone brings something delicious to eat.
But, there’s just one problem: bear’s cupboard’s are empty!
This is a beautifully illustrated book about being thankful.
These books should get your preschooler or kindergarteners excited for Thanksgiving.
It is never too early to start instilling positive values and an appreciation for family, friends, and all of the good in the world.
Add these great reads to your child’s personal library today so they can enjoy them year after year.
You Might Also Like These Other Thanksgiving Resources For Your Child
- Do you have older children who love reading? Then you need to look through these 25 Thanksgiving read alouds for young learners. They are perfect for older kids (grades 3-5).
- Looking for a fun and educational way to help your child learn math? The Fall Math Mini Book is a fun and educational book for reviewing and learning numbers 1-10.
- Here are some Thanksgiving jokes for kids you can share this November that will have them giggling all afternoon.
- Ready for a walk down memory lane? Read through these 50+ most memorable Charlie Brown Thanksgiving quotes from the Peanut’s well known holiday show.
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