November 8, 2020 | marianne
Looking for picture books for Thanksgiving but everything's checked out? Below is a list of books about family meals and being thankful that are perfect for getting you into the Thanksgiving spirit.
Stories About Family Dinners
As a family sits down to enjoy a meal, thoughts of those who provide the food, from farmers who plant and tend seeds to store clerks who sell groceries, fill each one with gratitude.
A two-time Caldecott Medalist celebrates family, community, generosity, and giving thanks in this stunning and innovative picture book set entirely around a blue table.
Numbers from one to ten are used to tell how members of a family shop and work together to prepare a meal.
For young Jay Jay, Sunday dinner at Gran's house is full of hugs and kisses, tasty dishes, all kinds of fishes, happy faces, and love.
Everyone knows that the little kids table is the place to be for any holiday or family gathering. This silly, rhyming story follows a group of rambunctious cousins from table setting to dessert.
Stories About Thankfulness
A celebration of how the body's parts work together, from hands and eyes to lips and heart, allowing one to exist in the wondrous universe.
Discover one hundred ways to say thank you with this book, which explores the meaning of thankfulness. Join one boy as he thinks about the people in his life he'd like to thank, the many reasons to be grateful, and the different ways of showing affection and gratitude to the people we love.
Maggie hosts a pajama party at which Clement, Alan Alexander, and Jean play a variety of fun games, tire themselves, and drift off to sleep, but not before sharing their gratitude.
Explores the ways thankfulness can find expression throughout the day.
Rhythmic text enumerates what various body parts can do, including hands to clap and a body to twirl, then expresses thanks for each of those parts-- and for the whole.
Eight children from eight different countries express their thanks for many special things including the sun that colors the sky, breezes that lift kites, clouds that paint cotton pictures and send rain, and sparkling stars that "shine like Mommy's eyes."
Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.