10 Gratitude and Thanksgiving Books for Preschoolers

Thanksgiving is a perfect time to start teaching your little ones about gratitude and being thankful. One of the best ways I have found to teach this concept is by reading books about thankfulness. Here is a collection of the 10 best Thanksgiving books focused on gratitude that will appeal to toddlers and preschoolers!

10 Gratitude and Thanksgiving Books for Preschoolers

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The Thankful Book 
Todd Parr books are always a hit with young kids because of their bright colors and simple child-like illustrations and stories. This book is a nice reminder of being thankful for all the little, everyday things.

Biscuit is Thankful

Biscuit is a lovable, adorable puppy who talks about all the things he is thankful for. 

What is Thanksgiving?

This is a great board book for the little ones with a religious emphasis on the meaning of Thanksgiving.

Bear Says Thanks

Great story about friendship and gratitude between Bear and his friends.

Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks

Written from a child's point of view so it is very relate-able, this book talks about the many things to be thankful for.

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks
This book is great for teaching a bit of the history of Thanksgiving, as well as reinforcing the religious aspects of the holiday. 

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Beautiful illustrations and meaningful dialogue from the point of view of a child, making it easy for kids to understand and relate to.

Ten Thankful Turkeys

A fun and adorable story of 10 turkeys preparing for a Thanksgiving feast.

Thank you, Thanksgiving

A cute story of a little girl walking to the store and noticing all the things she is thankful for along the way.

The Blessings Jar: A Story About Being Thankful
A heartwarming Christian story about a little girl having a bad day until her grandma brings her a blessings jar to fill up with all the things she is blessed with. A great reminder to be thankful every day.

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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.