We don’t normally do read alouds in our homeschool, mainly because our son has always enjoyed reading.
However, I have recently discovered that we should be reading to our children until AT LEAST the age of 13! Oops! Hey, I never said I was perfect! As we are fairly new to America, I thought finding the best Thanksgiving read alouds would be a fantastic place to start.
A child’s reading age, in general, catches up with their listening age around the age of 13.
That way we can both learn all about Thanksgiving together.
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I have split these Thanksgiving read alouds into picture books and non-fiction books.
Thanksgiving Picture Books
I Am Thankful
Is an adorable, rhyming storybook that follows three different families as they celebrate the holiday with their traditions. Including acts of kindness, and showing how they give back.
This poetic story will show children the true meaning of sharing and giving and how to be thankful for everything around them.
Thanksgiving in the Woods
Families and friends gather in the woods with bonfires and candlelight to celebrate Thanksgiving.
This picture book includes beautiful pictures of friends singing and laughing while sharing the day together.
Turkey is in trouble. It is nearly Thanksgiving, and he is going to be the main dish! A very funny book that finds the perfect disguise!
This is a perfect Thanksgiving read aloud, especially with silly boys!!
Magic Tree House Thanksgiving on Thursday
The Magic Tree House takes Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day.
Jack and Annie are asked by the Pilgrims to help get things ready for the feast. But will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feast go on?
‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving
From the author of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. this hysterical Thanksgiving read aloud book is perfect for all ages!
Non-Fiction Thanksgiving Books
What Was The First Thanksgiving?
After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors.
There are 16 pages of photos inside which makes it a perfect Thanksgiving read aloud book.
The Story of the Pilgrims
This is a great book about how the Pilgrims came to America and is perfectly written for younger children.
This book is really colorful and the appealing illustrations bring history to life! Get your copy here.
The First Thanksgiving Book
History comes to life on the page as readers learn the story of the Pilgrims hosting the first Thanksgiving.
Another historical book and as such might not be appropriate for very young children. However, it is written with younger children in mind, so it is a perfect book to check the kid’s reading as they can read it back to you.
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What are your favorite Thanksgiving read alouds? Let me know in the comments below.
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Last Updated on 19 October 2022 by homeschoolof1