Below find some books about Thanksgiving, some for children, some for adults. Most of these books are a great way to teach, learn and describe Thanksgiving. They can be shared before the holiday in order to prepare or on the holiday as part of the tradition.
1.) 1621, A Look at Thanksgiving by Catherine O’Neill Grace
This book, geared toward third and fourth graders was written together with a living history museum and is from the Englishmen’s viewpoint. It is an accurate account of Thanksgiving.
2.) Ankle Soup by Maureen Sullivan
Your dog probably has his own perspective of what is going on during your Thanksgiving holiday, and that’s what this book is about. Carlos the French bulldog has quite the Thanksgiving holiday, and we see it all through his eyes. Geared toward ages 4 – 8.
3.) Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp
This book is about appreciating what we have and our land, as well as an “ancient message of peace.” Great for the family, and beautiful pictures inside. Great for most ages, 2 and up.
4.) The First Thanksgiving by Linda Hayward
Great description of the pilgrim’s journey to America and what they went through. It talks about some of the Indians helping, but it does not go into more than that, so this book is great for the young ones who don’t need to know all of the history, but the basics. Great for 3 year olds – 1st grade.
5.) 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
These are funny turkeys in costumes playing around and being silly. Great for the young ones up to first grade. A light and easy read.
6.) An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott
A wonderful classic set in New Hampshire. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the children of the Basset family end up having to be in charge of all of the Thanksgiving day preparations. This is a don’t miss. For teenagers and adults.
7. The Pilgrims and Pocahontas: Rival Myths of American Origin by Ann Uhry Abrams
There are two different stories regarding Thanksgiving, according to “English Settlers” and Native American Indians, and this book compares the stories finding differences as well as similarities. For adults.
8.) Book of Thanksgiving by Jessica Faust and Jacky Sach
A collection of traditions, recipes, trivia, decorations and so much more for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Adults.
9.) A Pioneer Thanksgiving by Barbara Greenwood
This book follows a family in 1841 celebrating Thanksgiving and is also filled with craft ideas and recipes. Great for kids 10 and up as well as adults.
All these books can be found at AMAZON.COM