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30 Delightful Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers

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What Thanksgiving books are perfect for toddlers?

So, I normally give you a list of 35 toddler books for the holidays. Check out the best Halloween books for toddlers and the best Christmas books for toddlers.

But since Thanksgiving is the more forgotten holiday (even though I think it’s the best holiday), I was only able to come up with 30 delightful Thanksgiving books for toddlers.

Even though the list is smaller, I’m sure you’re going to love sharing these stories with your kiddo for many Thanksgivings to come.

And if you’re wondering: when do I give my toddler a Thanksgiving book? Well, you could do it as part of a Halloween gift for your toddler or a week or so before Thanksgiving to prepare him for what’s coming or even Thanksgiving morning (to keep him occupied while you cook). That’s my plan.

Get some books and enjoy this holiday with your family!

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First Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers

Baby’s First Thanksgiving by DK

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This is such a cute book for Baby’s First Thanksgiving. Teach your toddler all about fall and all the fun and exciting things that come with this holiday.

My First Thanksgiving by Tomie dePaola

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Teach your toddler all about the traditions of the holiday in My First Thanksgiving.

The First Thanksgiving by Kathryn Lynn Davis

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This book offers an easy-to-understand retelling of The First Thanksgiving using sturdy lift-the-flap pages.

Alphabet Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers

Thanksgiving ABC Book by Yummy Turkey Publishing

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The Thanksgiving ABC Book offers pictures of the holiday to go along with each letter of the alphabet. And surprise! It’s also a coloring book.

Get your toddler some washable crayons to keep him busy on Thanksgiving morning, with less mess.

I Spy Thanksgiving for Kids by Emily Everhart

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I Spy Thanksgiving for Kids is also a coloring book that offers a Thanksgiving picture search and find for each letter. It will keep your toddler entertained all morning while he searches for the correct picture, colors the holiday items, or traces the letters.

And don’t forget those washable crayons for easy clean up!

Counting Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers

10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston

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Join 10 Fat Turkeys as they teach your toddler how to count backwards. Whether they are doing a dance, strutting around (as turkeys often do), or swinging from a vine, these turkeys are sure to be a hit with your little one.

Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon

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Another great way to teach your little one to count backwards, Five Silly Turkeys is great for younger toddlers (who aren’t quite ready to go all the way to ten). With foil tail feathers that crinkle when you turn your page, your toddler will be reading this book over and over.

123s of Thankfulness by Patricia Hegarty

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Count along with a cute cast of animals in 123s of Thankfulness. It shares the importance of everything we have and the ways we should be grateful.

Five Little Thank-Yous by Cindy Jin

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Five Little Thank-Yous teaches your toddler the five important things to be thankful for while using a cute handprint turkey design.

Related: Fun Fall Bucket List Ideas for Kids

Touch and Feel Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers

Happy Thanksgiving by Roger Priddy

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With simple words and a mixture of cartoon images and realistic pictures, Happy Thanksgiving is an adorable touch and feel book to get your little one interested in this time of year. Add it to your collection of Thanksgiving books for toddlers today!

Mickey’s Thanksgiving by Editors of Studio Fun International

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Join Mickey and his pals as they prepare for Mickey’s Thanksgiving. With touch and feel elements and scratch and sniff elements, this book is too cute to pass up.

Touch and Feel Fall by Scholastic

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While it’s not a Thanksgiving book, Touch and Feel Fall offers 12 pages to let your toddler experiences all the textures and colors of fall.

Lift the Flap Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers

Where is Baby’s Turkey? by Karen Katz

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In this sweet lift-the-flap book, your toddler can help search for Baby’s stuffed turkey. Where is Baby’s Turkey? is a cute way to introduce your little one to all the exciting things in fall and this wonderful family holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

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Help your toddler learn what it is to be thankful with Biscuit in Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! If you’re new to the Biscuit series, check out the first book of the series, Good Night Biscuit.

Autumn in the Forest by Rusty Finch

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Although Autumn in the Forest isn’t technically a Thanksgiving book, your toddler will enjoy following the little chipmunk through the forest as he prepares for winter.

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Grateful Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers

Llama Llama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney

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Join Llama Llama as he comes to understand all the joy that Thanksgiving brings. Llama Llama Gives Thanks is another beautiful board book to add to your Llama Llama collection.

A Very Thankful Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

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A Very Thankful Prayer is a cute rhyming story that shows everything we have to be thankful for and how we should also give thanks to God. Round out your collection of holiday prayer books with A Very Happy Easter Prayer.

Related: Other Great Easter Books for Your Toddler

Thankful Things by Dr. Seuss

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Join Thing One and Thing Two in another seasonal book, Thankful Things, as they share everything they are grateful for. It’s a great book to teach young kids about gratitude.

Let’s Be Thankful by Tex Huntley

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Join the pups of the Paw Patrol in Adventure Bay as they celebrate all the people and things they are thankful for in Let’s Be Thankful.

Be Thankful, Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

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Ever wonder how they celebrate Thanksgiving under the sea? Be Thankful, Pout Pout Fish takes your toddler on a mini adventure to learn all about being thankful.

I’m Feeling Thankful by Natalie Shaw

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Come along with Daniel Tiger as he says I’m Feeling Thankful. While it’s not a book based on the Thanksgiving holiday, this book will teach your toddler the different ways to show thanks and how important it is to say thank you.

Be Thankful, Be Giving by Charles M. Schulz

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The Peanuts gang are all together to show your toddler how to Be Thankful, Be Giving in this sweet Thanksgiving book.

Peppa Gives Thanks by Meredith Rusu

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Peppa Gives Thanks teaches your toddler what it means to be thankful and how to be thankful for things we already have. It asks what your toddler is thankful for and offers a place where he (or you) can write the answer.

Related: Everything You Need in Your Toddler Diaper Bag

Delightful Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers

Spot’s Thanksgiving by Eric Hill

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Follow along with Spot as he makes a delicious pumpkin pie in Spot’s Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Parade by Kelly Asbury

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One of my favorite memories as a kid was watching the Thanksgiving Parade. And I’m excited to share the memories with my son. This book will get your toddler ready for the most exciting parade of the year.

Gobble Wobble by Brick Puffinton

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Gobble Wobble is a finger puppet book that offers the interactive story of how to dance like a turkey. It’s a great book to get your toddler up and moving and Gobble Wobble just like the turkeys do.

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George by H. A. Rey

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Follow Curious George as he experiences all Thanksgiving has to offer: parades, food and family.

Tabbed pages for little fingers make it easy to follow along. Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George is one of the perfect Thanksgiving books for toddlers.

I Love to Gobble You Up! by Sandra Magsamen

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I Love to Gobble You Up! offers the perfect little rhyme to snuggle with your toddler this holiday season. The turkey feathers are made of felt and add a wonderful tactile element.

The Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim by Jeffrey Burton

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The Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim follows a cute little Pilgrim to the new world to the tune of “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” It’s a cute way to introduce the historic aspect of this holiday to your toddler.

Corduroy’s Thanksgiving by Lisa McCue

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Corduroy’s Thanksgiving follows Corduroy, from the classic story, as he prepares dinner for his friends and they share what they are thankful for.


There you have it: my list of favorite Thanksgiving books for toddlers for the absolute best holiday. And don’t forget to check out the Amazon Book Box to get all your holiday favorites!

Did any of your favorite Thanksgiving books for toddlers make the list or were you just surprised they even made books for this time of year? Let us know in the comments.

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