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Picture Books and Board Books About Gratitude

Picture books and board books for when you're feeling grateful!

Stunning, diorama illustrations bring to life this lullaby of a picture book about celebrating everyday things that make life wonderful.

We Give Thanks
Illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

From acclaimed and beloved creators Cynthia Rylant and Sergio Ruzzier comes a cozy and quirky picture book that reminds us of all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for.

We give thanks for apple trees
and bushes filled with roses.
We give thanks for nice warm soup
and fires to warm our toeses.

Follow two sweet friends as they zip around town talking to all their pals about the things they love. The pair may even have a plan cooking to show everyone their gratitude! With its themes of thankfulness and inclusion, this playfully illustrated story is the perfect read for Thanksgiving—or for any day of the year.

Five Little Thank-Yous
Illustrated by Dawn M. Cardona

Shaped like a handprint turkey art craft, this colorful rhyming board book is all about the important things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Adapted by Daphne Pendergrass / Illustrated by Scott Jeralds

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this retelling of the beloved Thanksgiving TV special!

Thank You, Sarah

The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

From the author of Speak and Fever, 1793, comes the never-before-told tale of Sarah Josepha Hale, the extraordinary "lady editor" who made Thanksgiving a national holiday!

Turk and Runt

A Thanksgiving Comedy

Illustrated by Frank Ansley

Turk's parents are proud of him, the biggest, strongest, most graceful bird at Wishbone Farm. But no one ever listens to his brother, Runt -- even after people with seasonal plans and roasting pans begin showing up at Wishbone Farm, or even after the juiciest turkeys are chosen, one by one.

The Thanksgiving Story
Illustrated by Helen Sewell

In this festive Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, Alice Dalgiesh brings to life the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday for readers of all ages.

Thanksgiving Treat
Illustrated by Catherine Stock

Join one special family as they get together to create some tasty Thanksgiving treats in this charming holiday story.

Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy!
Adapted by Jason Cooper / Illustrated by Scott Jeralds

Give thanks with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this 8x8 storybook all about Thanksgiving!

The First Thanksgiving

A Lift-the-Flap Book

Celebrate Thanksgiving with this lift-the-flap book from Nancy Davis!

Thanksgiving Day at Our House

Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young

Illustrated by R.W. Alley

Nancy White Carlstrom's short, snappy verses and R. W. Alley's cheerful illustrations come together in a lively Thanksgiving book that is sure to be a welcome part of your own family's festivities.

Where Is Baby's Turkey?

A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book

Illustrated by Karen Katz

Little ones will love this new lift-the-flap board book from Karen Katz that’s perfect for Thanksgiving!

Green on Green
Illustrated by Felicita Sala

Discover the joys of nature, seasons, family—and the vibrant colors of them all—in this lyrical picture book from the author of the acclaimed Blue on Blue.

The Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim
Illustrated by Sanja Rescek

A fun and playful Thanksgiving twist on the favorite nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”!