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Picture Books About Thankfulness

This month, let us help our children to develop an attitude of gratitude. Teaching a child to be thankful, generous and kind is a lifelong process and one that involves participation from friends and family. Holidays are a perfect opportunity to teach the real meaning of gratitude, charity, forgiveness and peace.
DianeYouth Services Librarian

I am Thankful by Suzy Capozzi

Throughout a Thanksgiving Day filled with family and fun, a child finds opportunities to be thankful.

100 Ways to Be Thankful by Lisa M. Gerry

Discover 100 creative ways to express gratitude for all that’s good in your life with this powerful little book, packed with positive thoughts, practical ideas, and take-action prompts.

Feeling Thankful by Shelley Rotner

Full-color photographs and simple text illustrate a variety of basic things for which people are thankful.

Thankfulness by Cynthia Amoroso

What is thankfulness — Thankfulness at school and your neighborhood, Thankfulness for your friends,  parents and family.

Duck and Hippo Give Thanks by Jonathan London

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and Hippo has his heart set on having a good old-fashioned feast with Duck and their friends. Together, Duck and Hippo go shopping for food and invite Turtle, Elephant, and Pig to share the special day with them. Join Duck and Hippo for a memorable, thankful, celebration!

Hello Kitty a Day of Thanks by Ellen Weiss

There are so many things to be thankful for! Join Hello Kitty as she gives thanks for all of the most special things in her life.

Peppa Pig and the Day of Giving Thanks by Candlewick Press 

Peppa Pig is out for a nature walk with Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. It’s a beautiful fall day, and there are so many things to be thankful for. When a rainstorm catches Peppa and her family by surprise, Peppa doesn’t feel quite so lucky. Will the rain ruin their perfect autumn day or will it leave a surprise that Peppa might be grateful for after all?

Round the Turkey: a Grateful Thanksgiving by Leslie Kimmelman 

As they gather to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, members of an extended family take turns describing, in rhyme, the things that make them feel grateful.

The Thank You Letter by Jane Cabrera

Grace’s thank-you notes for her birthday presents appear all over town, bringing love and happiness into everyone’s lives.

Thankful by Eileen Spinelli 

Combines rhymes and illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings.

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks—the question is, where to begin? From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what’s most important is being able to share them with family.

Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf

Every year a family and their friends gather in the woods to celebrate Thanksgiving among the trees. Everyone brings something to share and the day becomes a long celebration of family, faith, and friendship. Told in a gentle, lyrical style, this picture book includes warm illustrations of people gathered around bonfires and long tables adorned with candles and food, singing songs and sharing laughter.

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