My grandson and I used to attend our library’s story time when he was a toddler.  During holidays they always read books about the holiday and we would borrow similar books to read at bedtime. This bedtime ritual is loved by all of us, even his pre-teen brother joins us.

Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving books.  I’m sure we will be reading them again this year.

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I Am The Turkey is a hilarious book  I Can Read Book by Michele Sobel Spirn and illustrated by Joy Allen.

Mark is jubilant about playing the turkey at his class’s Thanksgiving Play until his brother tells him what the turkey’s real role was in the first Thanksgiving.  Now he tries to get out of his role before it’s too late!

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Another I Can Read Book, Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner by Lillian Hoban.

Oh no!  Tilly Mole is planning Thanksgiving Dinner for all her friends, but can’t find her recipe cards!  She’d mistakenly sent them out as invitations.  She forgets to cook and falls asleep, but dinner is saved when all her friends arrive each bearing his favorite dish.

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Whenever Amelia Bedelia is involved things always get crazy.  This fun filled Thanksgiving book by Herman Parish is sure to become a family favorite.

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My grandson loves this book, Run, Turkey, Run by Diane Mayr.

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and farmer is looking for a plump turkey for dinner.  Can turkey find a hiding place?

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The turkeys have all disappeared from Felicia Ferguson’s Farm.  Thelonius Turkey is the only one left!

Read about Thelonius Turkey’s hilarious antics to avoid the chopping block and end up stuffed and roasted on the Thanksgiving table.

Lynn Rowe Reed will surprise everyone with Felicia’s Thanksgiving plans for Thelonius in her fun filled book Thelonius Turkey Lives!

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The familiar children’s rhyme with a Thanksgiving twist in this book by B.G. Hennessy.

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The story of the first Thanksgiving told in whimsical verse by Dandi Daley Mackall.

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Marc Brown’s Arthur Thanksgiving has Arthur in charge of his school’s Thanksgiving Play.  All his friends want to be the star, but no one wants to be the turkey.  What will Arthur do?

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This award winning book, Balloons Over Broadway, by Melissa Sweet tells the true story of puppeteer Tony Sarg and how he inspired the huge balloons that are now the trade mark of the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Dav Pilkey adapts the Christmas classic poem to tell his Thanksgiving story in ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving.

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