Here are our favorite Thanksgiving Picture Books, with a focus on gratitude and the fun of feasting and gathering.
I love Thanksgiving! The cooking and baking, the feasting (of course), and the gathering of friends and family. It’s one of my favorite holidays.
And being the bookworm that I am, I of course have a collection of books for my favorite holiday! We’ve been collecting Thanksgiving Picture Books for over a decade now and we’ve found some real gems.
For our Thanksgiving Picture Books Collection, I like to focus on the gratitude aspect of the holiday, as well as the feasting and gathering elements. I don’t have books here that perpetuate stereotypes about Native peoples, nor do I have any books on this list sharing sketchy historical tales about Pilgrims and Indians.
I studied American history as an undergraduate and graduate student, and I’ve taken far too many Early American History Courses and read too many books about Indigenous peoples in America to want to continue spreading those kind of false narratives.
That being said, the picture books on this list are wonderful, both new and old favorites to enjoy! Note: the Amazon links in this post are affiliate links.
If you’re looking for more general Autumn themed picture books, check out our Big List of Autumn Picture Books too!