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These Thanksgiving books for kids are the perfect bedtime stories to share the meaning of Thanksgiving and help children understand the holiday!

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Bedtime Stories to Help Kids Understand Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza following shortly behind we have a tendency to skip ahead and start the BIG festive holiday celebrations earlier and earlier each year.

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was the kick-off of the holiday season with Christmas trees going up, decorating the house, and Black Friday shopping.  But first we would enjoy Thanksgiving and all of it’s deliciousness.

Thanksgiving Bedtime Stories for Kids

These days Thanksgiving gets overlooked and we don’t really sit down and say “Thanks” for everything we have….instead people are out “Black Friday” shopping on Thanksgiving Thursday.  I feel like Thanksgiving has just become the day of shopping and consumption instead of a day to be Thankful.


I want my kids to understand the importance of Thanksgiving and to know why we take a day to be Thankful.  So, instead of jumping into all of the Christmas bedtime stories on November 1st, I start reading Thanksgiving bedtime stories.  It’s important that we not loose sight of the true meaning of Thanksgiving and give the day the attention it deserves!

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So, here’s some of my favorite Thanksgiving books for kids:

Amazon – Walmart.com – Target

Amazon – The First Thanksgiving – Walmart.com

Amazon – Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks – Walmart.com – Target

Amazon – The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks – Walmart.com

Amazon – The Night Before Thanksgiving – Walmart.com

Amazon – Ten Fat Turkeys – Walmart.com

Amazon – Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George – Walmart.com – Target

Amazon – There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! – Walmart.com

Amazon – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – Walmart.com

Amazon – Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet – Walmart.com

Amazon – Pinkalicious Thanksgiving Helper – Walmart.com

Amazon – God Gave Us Thankful Hearts – Walmart.com – Target

Amazon – My Thanksgiving Prayer – Walmart.com

Amazon – A Plump and Perky Turkey – Walmart.com

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Do you think the meaning of Thanksgiving is getting lost in all of the holiday hype?

Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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