You know what helps get me in the holiday spirit?
Reading a good holiday book!
So, that’s what I love about this selection of Thanksgiving chapter books for kids. With some they’ll learn about the history of the holiday and in others they’ll learn about gratitude. But, with all, they’ll immerse themselves in the spirit of the holiday.
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No matter if your child is reading beginning chapter books (if so, check out the Owl Diaries book) or if they’re in more advanced books (if so, they’ll love the Dash), you’ll find some great Thanksgiving chapter books that they’ll love.
Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday
This nonfiction choice is a companion to Thanksgiving On a Tuesday. Learn all about the Mayflower, the pilgrims, and the first Thanksgiving.
Junie B. Jones #28: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)
Julie B's classroom is getting ready for their own Thanksgiving feast and there's a contest between classrooms to see which room can write the best thankful list. The contest turns out to be much harder than it seems!
Dr. Carbles is Losing His Marbles! (My Weird School, No. 19)
In this funny book, Dr. Carbles gets increasingly crankier as it gets closer to Thanksgiving, even firing the principal! Can the kids save the day?
Thanksgiving Thief (16) (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew)
Wild turkeys are running free and Thanksgiving food around town keeps disappearing. Can Nancy and her Clue Crew find the missing food (and round-up the turkeys)?
Mayflower Treasure Hunt (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, No. 2)
While on a trip to Plymouth, Massachusetts, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose learn about a sapphire necklace that went missing on the real Mayflower. Is that missing treasure hidden nearby?
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother
Gooney Bird want the lead role in her class Thanksgiving pageant. But, the role is going to go to whoever can find someone to be room mother. Gooney Bird finds someone but promises not to tell who it is until the day of the play. Who is the mystery room mother?
The Candy Corn Contest (The Kids of the Polk Street School)
It's almost Thanksgiving and Mrs. Rooney's room is having a contest to see who can most closely guess the amount of candy corn in a jar.
The Trip to the Pumpkin Farm: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #11)
On a trip to the pumpkin farm, a prize-winning pumpkin goes missing. Can Eva's class solve the mystery?
Capital Mysteries #14: Turkey Trouble on the National Mall
This year, KC and Marshall decide the President needs to pardon A LOT of turkeys, but the night before Thanksgiving, all 117 turkeys disappear. Can they find the missing turkeys before it's too late.
Don't Be Such a Turkey! (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo)
This fun book has two different Katie Kazoo stories. In the first, Katie becomes a young pilgrim names Patience Mitchell. And, in the second, she becomes one of the performers in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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