Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays. Over the years, it’s become more about the turkey and stuffing, and less about love, family, and life. Thanksgiving is an opportunity to show our gratefulness to God and the people around us. It should be an outward expression of our inner gratitude.
Here are five books to read to your children during the Thanksgiving season to inspire them to love, give, and be thankful for their lives.
Ride along with the Bear family on Thanksgiving Day as Brother and Sister learn about all the things they- and YOU-can be thankful for…including faith, family, and the huge feast waiting for them at the end of their journey to Gramp’s and Gran’s.
My Thanksgiving Prayer, written by Crystal Bowman and illustrated by Claudine Gevry, delights with the tradition of Thanksgiving as a young child offers praise and thanks for big and small things in her life.
Since 1975, Mercer Mayer has been writing and illustrating stories about Little Critter® and the antics he stumbles into while growing up. Tommy Nelson is thrilled to bring this beloved brand to the Christian market with the Inspired Kids line of faith-based books featuring Little Critter.
In Being Thankful, Little Critter isn’t gettinganything he wants. Gator gets cool brand-new sneakers, while Little Critter is stuck with his boring blue ones. Tiger’s dad has a boat―but not Little Critter’s dad. And even at the ice cream shop, Little Critter can’t enjoy his chocolate ice cream cone because he would rather have a huge ice cream sundae instead. But on a trip to the farm, Grandma shows Little Critter why thankfulness is so important and helps make any situation seem so much happier.
Based on Psalm 107:1, this book will show children what gratitude is and why we should be thankful for all of the blessings God has given us.
Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks—the question is, where to begin? From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what is most important is being able to share them with family!
Julie Markes reminds kids and adults alike about the little details that make each day enjoyable, while Doris Barrette’s beautiful and striking illustrations bring her thoughtful words to life.
How do you teach a child to have grit? How do you encourage youngsters to show empathy to their peers? The books in the Rookie Talk About It series are a great way to introduce character education. Engaging text introduces each topic to the readers, while anecdotes provide real-life examples of how they can build these character strengths themselves.