With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to post a few of my favorite Thanksgiving books for Preschool. All of my children have loved/currently love these books. Best thing about them? Some of them are listed as only $.01 on amazon when I wrote this post! These Thanksgiving books for Preschool are sure to be a hit in any home.
The first few books in our Thanksgiving books for preschool are great for beginning readers! We love Biscuit in our home – easy to read, and great for building confidence in little readers. Happy Thanksgiving Biscuit! is cute, easy and fun to read. Woof woof! 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… It’s Thanksgiving! is a fun book perfect for preschool students to listen and enjoy. 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!
Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever! We have a fun activity to go along with this book on TpT!
Another similar story -that is great for comparing/contrasting is Run, Turkey, Run! With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who’s looking for a plump bird for his family feast?
My second grader loves Amelia Bedelia…and my little ones just like to listen and laugh. Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey is silly and fun and a great book to add to our Thanksgiving Books for Preschool list. 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!
Another great easy reader, The First Thanksgiving is a teaching book to teach preschoolers about Thanksgiving. 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. Thank You Prayer is a great book for Thanksgiving or any time of the year. After we read this book at night we always add our own thank you prayers. 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. Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving All Around is a family favorite. 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…Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessing is a great one too! 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.
My children love all of the Olivia books. She is on goofy pig with quite the imagination! Olivia Talks Turkey is no different! Preschoolers will love this book. 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 too! … I think it must help them in feeling prepared. The Night Before Thanksgiving is all about getting ready for Turkey Day! 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.
Do you have any books you want to add? Leave me a comment if you do. My last book that everyone loves is Pete the Cat the First Thanksgiving! We actually did a fun craft to go along with this book… Check out our Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activity for a fun and easy craft to do with Kindergarten or first grader students.
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.