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Gobble Up A Good Book

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. At the library, we are thankful for books! Share in our gratefulness and celebrate the holiday with these Thanksgiving book picks. Reserve your copy using the linked titles. Find even more Thanksgiving books on display at the library, or check out e-books on libby, hoopla, and tumblebooks.

Board Books

My First Thanksgiving (1992) by Tomie dePaola
Llama Llama Gives Thanks (2017) by Anna Dewdney
Mickey’s Thanksgiving (2017) by Kate Ritchey
My Heart Fills With Happiness (2016) by Monique Gray Smith
Spot’s Thanksgiving (2003) by Eric Hill
May We Have Enough to Share (2019) by Richard Van Camp

Picture Books

Peyton Picks the Perfect Pie (2020) by Jack Bishop
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! (2016) by Lucille Colandro
Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey (1996) by Joy Cowley
One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale (2008) by Judy Cox
Pearl and Squirrel Give Thanks (2020) by Cassie and Ryan Ehrenberg

The Great Thanksgiving Escape (2014) by Mark Fearing
Thanks for Nothing! (2021) by Ryan T. Higgins
Duck for Turkey Day (2009) by Jacqueline Jules
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story (2019) by Kevin Noble Maillard
Thanks for Thanksgiving (2004) Julie Markes

If Animals Gave Thanks (2020) by Ann Whitford Paul
Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (1990) by Dav Pilkey
Rivka’s First Thanksgiving (2001) by Elsa Okon Rael
We Give Thanks (2021) by Cynthia Rylant
Turkey Trouble (2009) by Wendi Silvano

I Am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for Kids (2020) by Sheri Wall
Dino-Thanksgiving (2020) by Lisa Wheeler
Turk and Runt (2002) by Lisa Wheeler
Bear Says Thanks (2012) by Karma Wilson
The Night Before Thanksgiving (2001) by Natasha Wing

Easy Readers

Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree (2000) by Denys Cazet
Why We Have Thanksgiving (2017) by Margaret Hillert
More Snacks! : A Thanksgiving Play (2006) by Joan Holub
We Are Thankful (2020) by Margaret McNamara
Happy Thanksgiving, Tiny! (2018) by Cari Meister

Word Bird’s Thanksgiving Words (2002) by Jane Belk Moncure
The Thanksgiving Beast Feast (1999) by Karen Gray Ruelle
Trucksgiving (2010) by Jon Scieszka
I Am the Turkey (2004) by Michele Sobel Spirn
I’m No Turkey (2008) by Hans Wilhelm

Juvenile Intermediate Fiction

Molly’s Pilgrim (1998) by Barbara Cohen
Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles! (2007) by Dan Gutman
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother (2005) by Lois Lowry
The Wishbone Wish (2015) by Megan McDonald

Thanksgiving on Thursday (2002) by Mary Pope Osborne
Turkey Trouble on the National Mall (2012) by Ron Roy
Mayflower Treasure Hunt (2007) by Ron Roy
November Night (2014) by Ron Roy

Juvenile Fiction

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (1974) by Louisa May Alcott
Fear of Falling (2001) by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Substitute Teacher (1997) by Cathy East Dubowski
Needle and Thread (2007) by Ann M. Martin
Boys Against Girls (1994) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Easy Nonfiction

Thanksgiving Is… (1997) by Louise Borden
Thanksgiving Is… (2004) by Gail Gibbons
The First Thanksgiving (1990) by Linda Hayward
Thanksgiving (2003) by Cynthia Fitterer Klingel and Robert B Noyed
T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story (2009) by Tanya Lee Stone

If You Were a Kid at The First Thanksgiving (2017) by Melissa Sarno
Over the River and Through the Wood (1996) by Lydia Maria Child
It’s Thanksgiving! (2007) by Jack Prelutsky
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga (2018) by Traci Sorell
Pilgrims in America (2003) by Melinda Lilly

Juvenile Nonfiction

Thank You Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving (2002) by Laurie Halse Anderson
P Is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet (2003) by Carol Crane
Thanksgiving (2011) by Sheri Dean
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (2001) by Catherine O’Neill Grace and Margaret Bruchac with Plimoth Plantation
Let’s Throw a Thanksgiving Party! (2012) by Rachel Lynette

Cool Thanksgiving Dinner: Beyond the Basics for Kids Who Cook (2014) by Lisa Wagner
Handmade Thanksgiving Crafts (2017) by Ruth Owen
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade (2011) by Melissa Sweet
Yum! Mmmm! Qué Rico! : Americas’ Sproutings (2007) by Pat Mora
Thanks a Million (2006) by Nikki Grimes

Squanto, 1585?-1622 (2004) by Arlene B. Hirschfelder
If you sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 (1991) by Ann McGovern
Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Thanksgiving on Thursday (2005) by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy (1993) by Kate Waters
Pilgrims and Native Americans: Hands-on Projects About Life in Early America (2001) by Jennifer Quasha

Español y Bilingüe

Franklin y el Día de Acción de Gracias (2001) por Paulette Bourgeois
Clifford y el Día de Acción de Gracias (2002) por Norman Bridwell
¡Gracias, Omu! (2020) por Oge Mora
Feliz Día de Gracias, Gus! (2006) por Jacklyn Williams
El Día de Acción de Gracias (2003) por Mir Tamim Ansary
El Día de Acción de Gracias: Un Momento para Agradecer (2005) por Elaine Landau
Thanksgiving = Acción de Gracias (2011) por Bonnie Hinman