Thanksgiving Picture Books

  • Grimes, Nikki.
    Thanks a million
    Summary:What makes you thankful? A book? Weekends? Your family? How do you say thanks? With a flower? With a chocolate bar? With a surprise? In sixteen extraordinary poems that range in form from a haiku to a rebus to a riddle, Nikki Grimes reminds us how wonderful it is to feel thankful, and how powerful a simple "thank you" can be.

  • Sutherland, Margaret.
    Thanksgiving is for giving thanks
    Summary:A child lists all the things for which he is thankful, especially at Thanksgiving.

  • Jules, Jacqueline
    Duck for Turkey Day
    Summary:When Tuyet finds out that her Vietnamese family is having duck rather than turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, she is upset until she finds out that other children in her class did not eat turkey either.

  • Sorell, Traci
    We are grateful : otsaliheliga
    Summary:The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences. Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, this look at one group of Native Americans is appended with a glossary and the complete Cherokee syllabary, originally created by Sequoyah.

  • Ehrenberg, Cassie
    Pearl and Squirrel give thanks
    Summary:Pearl the dog and her shy friend, Squirrel, find much to be thankful for while roaming their big city on Thanksgiving, but at day’s end, they have a reason for lasting gratitude.

  • Swamp, Jake
    Giving thanks : a Native American good morning message
    Summary:"Giving Thanks is a special children’s version of the Thanksgiving Address, a message of gratitude that originated with the Native people of upstate New York and Canada and that is still spoken at ceremonial gatherings held by the Iroquois, or Six Nations."–

  • Dewdney, Anna
    Llama Llama gives thanks : an Anna Dewdney book
    Summary:"It’s Thanksgiving time for Llama Llama and his family! That means yummy foods and autumn leaves and being thankful for everything from pumpkin pies to blue skies. Thanksgiving may only come once year, but in Llama’s family, giving thanks is always here!"–

  • Markes, Julie.
    Thanks for Thanksgiving
    Summary:At Thanksgiving time, children express their gratitude for the people and things in their lives.