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5 Childrens Books for Thanksgiving

Updated on February 6, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday Books

Kids love books about the upcoming holidays. A fun turkey story is what you need to have fun during Thanksgiving!
Kids love books about the upcoming holidays. A fun turkey story is what you need to have fun during Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Stories

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. The leaves changed colors, the days got cooler, and of course that tasty turkey dinner is what everyone is waiting for. Well what is there to do during the rest of November? After all the decorations, football, shopping, and tv specials there really isn't much to pass the time. Sure, on a nice afternoon you could go out and jump in a big pile of leaves but at some point you get tired. So why not sit down with a nice cup of hot chocolate or hot apple cider and read a Thanksgiving story? Children love stories about turkeys during the holiday. There are many different topics too like the life of a Turkey, Pilgrims and Indians, and of course the first Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving can be that much funner with a good book for a little one. Here are some of the 5 best picks for Thanksgiving Books for Kids:

These 5 children books are some of the most popular stories for Thanksgiving. These turkeys will help bring your little ones on a journey though the life of a turkey. All of these books are designed for ages 4-8 so they are perfect for your little one this season. A story that will be read again and again. During the lazy day afternoons or during the chilly nights anytime is a good time to bring out the stories.The best part of these books is they aren't the ones with built in sounds that drive parents mad! They are good old, illustrated, classic type children stories. Fun is only limited by the imaginations of the beholder. Why not read a turkey story today?

A summary of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Thanksgiving was also celebrated nationally in 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington. As a federal and public holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.

The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. This feast lasted three days, and it was attended by 90 Native Americans (as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow) and 53 Pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.


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      Naomi R. Cox 5 years ago from Elberton, Georgia

      Thranax, Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. In this day and time people don't stop to think about something as simple as reading a book to pass the time and when the children seems bored, there is no better time then to get them together and read to them. Thanks again for sharing.

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      Ratanak Ou 5 years ago

      That's good idea. Thank for sharing your great idea!

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