Gobble gobble. November is here which means Turkey time is right around the corner here. But before you watch the parade, throw around a football, and carve the big bird, curl up on the couch (or set up a designated reading teepee!) with your pumpkin-pie cuties and read one of these festive Thanksgiving books together.

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The Night Before Thanksgiving, by Natasha Wing

It was the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house... This rhyming, rollicking holiday storybook takes us through all the festive family fun that happens in the house the night before and day of the big turkey dinner. You'll love reading this out loud on Nov. 22, while "visions of drumsticks" dance through your head.


Balloons Over Broadway, by Caldecott Honor and Melissa Sweet

Gorgeous imagery tells the story of Tony Sarg, puppeteer and mastermind behind the gigantic helium balloons that fly through the sky at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since watching the parade is an iconic holiday activity for many families, this book is as meaningful for grownups as it is for kids.


A Turkey for Thanksgiving, by Eve Bunting and Diane de Groat

When Turkey is the only animal friend that doesn’t show up to Mr. and Mrs. Moose’s houe for Thanksgiving dinner, they all set out to find him. But Turkey is hiding; he thinks they don’t just want him at the table, but that they want him on the table—and in their bellies.


Thanksgiving Rules, by Laurie Friedman and Teresa Murfin

Follow Percy's ten Thanksgiving rules (i.e. "the early bird gets the turkey!"), and you're guaranteed to have a deliciously satisfying holiday. But there's more to TD that good eats, and throughout the book, Percy's rules evolve as he learned the true meaning of this happy, gratitude-filled day.


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