Children's Books About Thankfulness

As you probably already know, we love reading at Country Home Learning Center! Reading is so beneficial for people of all ages, and that includes little ones and their parents and guardians. With Thanksgiving this month, we thought it would be the perfect time to share a list of children’s books about thankfulness. Some of these books are Thanksgiving-related, but many of them simply highlight the general theme of being grateful. 

Looking for more recommendations for children’s books? Check out some of our past blog posts about books!

While this list of titles is technically for children, the lessons and reminders in these stories are applicable for all of us. We can all use a little nudge to be more thankful, no matter how young or old we are. During this holiday season, let the characters and storylines remind all of us how much we have to be thankful for and how we can practice thankfulness as families and individuals. Without further ado, here are some books for your family to enjoy all month long! 

Books about Thankfulness

Taylor the Thankful Turkey, by Sonica Ellis

The Thank You Book, by Mary Lyn Ray

The Thank You Book: Ray, Mary Lyn, Graegin, Stephanie: 9780544791367: Books

I am Thankful, but Sonali Fry

Before We Eat: From Farm to Table, by Pat Brisson

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree, by Jamie L. B. Deenihan

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree: Deenihan, Jamie L.B., Rocha, Lorraine: 9781454923817: Books

Grateful Ninja, by Mary Nhin

The Secret of Saying Thanks, by Douglas Wood

Apple Cake: A Gratitude, by Dawn Casey

Thank you, Neighbor! by Ruth Chan

Elmore, by Holly Hobbie

Grunt the Grizzly Learns to Be Grateful, by Misty Black

Grunt the Grizzly Learns to Be Grateful by Misty Black - Audiobook -

Five Little Thank-Yous, by Cindy Jin

Where Happiness Lives, by Barry Timms

Thanks for Thanksgiving, by Julie Markes

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes, Doris Barrette, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

What is Given from the Heart, by April Harrison

It Could Always Be Worse, by Margot Zemach

It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale (Michael Di Capua Books): Zemach, Margot, Zemach, Margot: 9780374436360: Books

Thank You, Mr. Panda, by Steve Antony 

The Thank You Letter, by Jane Cabrera

A Thank You Walk, by Nancy Loewen

A Thank You Walk: A story about gratitude (Bright Start): Loewen, Nancy, Quintanilla, Hazel Michelle: 9781786033024: Books

Llama Llama Gives Thanks, by Anna Dewdney

Look and Be Grateful, by Tomie dePaola

Are you excited to read any of the books mentioned above? Bookmark this blog post, head to your local library (or Amazon), and find a few of them to read with your little one(s) this month. 

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” -Cicero

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