With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to post a few of my favorite Thanksgiving books for children.
The first few books are great for beginning readers! We love Biscuit in our home – easy to read, and great for building confidence in little readers. Amazon says: Biscuit has so much to be thankful for on his first Thanksgiving. How will he and the little girl spend this special day? Pull back the flaps to find out!
We love the “I can Read!” series in our home… another one that is easy to read and helps build confidence in a new reader! Amazon says: It’s time for turkey! The parade is about to start. The pumpkin pie is in the oven. The whole family is gathered around the table. And everybody wants to pull the wishbone! From Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky comes a scrumptious helping of twelve Thanksgiving poems to enjoy every day of the year!
My second grader loves Amelia Bedelia… It is great that it is an easy reader too! Amazon says: When Amelia Bedelia helps out with the school Thanksgiving play, she causes quite a scene. Let’s all give thanks for another funny new Amelia Bedelia story!
Noodles is another family favorite – simple to read and adorable….Amazon says: It’s Thanksgiving, and Noodles wants to join the fun. But Noodles doesn’t like his part in the holiday parade: he doesn’t want to be the Thanksgiving turkey! Noodles tries to be creative. He finds a clever solution to his problem and leads the parade–by turning his costume’s tail feathers into a proud chief’s headdress!
Another great easy reader! Amazon says: The story of the Pilgrims is vividly retold in simple language for beginning readers.
My children love to hear this book before bed. Great for Thanksgiving or any time of the year. Amazon says… Sure to warm the hearts of families the world over, this cozy and familiar prayer is perfect for the Thanksgiving table or just before bed, and is irresistibly illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church.
We love the Berenstain Bears in our home. Here are a few that my children love. Amazon says: Young readers will experience the joys of fall in Bear Country with this brand-new Berenstain Bears storybook. A lift-the-flap format invites children to discover fall foliage, red apples, round pumpkins, and of course, a fine turkey alongside the beloved Bear family. In this exciting addition to the classic New York Times bestselling Berenstain property, Thanksgiving really is all around!
And…here is another: Amazon says: Ride along with the Bear family on Thanksgiving Day as Brother and Sister learn about all the things they—and YOU—can be thankful for … including faith, family, and the huge feast waiting for them at the end of their journey to Gramp’s and Gran’s. Includes a sheet of colorful stickers featuring the whole Bear family.
We love Clifford! Here is his Thanksgiving book! Amazon says: It’s Thanksgiving, and Emily Elizabeth’s family is going to visit her grandparents. Clifford decides to go see his mom, who lives in the city. After the Thanksgiving meal, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford both rush home–thankful for each other!
My children love all of the Olivia books. She is on goofy pig with quite the imagination! Amazon writes, Olivia’s fine turkey talk brings a pet turkey into her life… but Mom and Dad won’t let her keep it. Luckily for the turkey, Olivia knows someone who’s also a great turkey talker and who has wanted a pet turkey her whole life… Mrs. Hoggenmuller!
My children love “The Night Before” series… I think it must help them in feeling prepared. Amazon writes: Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.