Read All About It: It’s Thanksgiving!

These LA Public Library recommendations can help your family celebrate Thanksgiving.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Alive! reached out to the Children’s Literature Dept. at our favorite Library, Los Angeles Public Library, for suggestions to get young Club readers into the spirit of this quintessential American holiday. In celebration of Thanksgiving, the librarians created this list of books for families to share about gratitude and what we are thankful for. Thanks to the Librarians for their suggestions. Enjoy these stories of gratitude, everyone! (Some are available via digital download; some are physical books available for curbside pickup. Search at lapl.org)

Thanksgiving Children’s Books


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, Traci Sorel

Otsaliheliga means “we are grateful” in the Cherokee language. With gratitude and appreciation, Traci Sorell tells a story of the heritage and values of the Cherokee Nation.

Available:
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Overdrive e-book
Overdrive e-book (readalong)
Hoopla e-book

 


Gracias = Thanks, Pat Mora

This selection is a bilingual poem about being grateful for everyday things.

Available:
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Overdrive e-book

 

 

 


Thank You, Earth: a Love Letter to Our Planet, April Pulley Sayre

Stunning photographs of the Earth remind us to take care of our planet.

Available:
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Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, Illustrated by Marlena Myles; edited by Miranda Paul

This collection of poems from a diverse group of children’s book authors explores the different meanings of gratitude.

Available:
Library to Go
Overdrive e-book
Hoopla e-book

 


My Heart Fills With Happiness, Monique Gray, illustrated by Julie Flett

Designed for very young readers, this is a celebration of the everyday things and people that make us happy.

Available:
eBook
eBook (readalong)

 

 


Giving Thanks: a Native American Good Morning Message, Jake Swamp, illustrated by Erwin Printup

This Mohawk blessing gives thanks to Mother Earth.

Available:
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100 Ways to Be Thankful, Lisa Gerry

This National Geographic Kids publication offers ideas for taking action and for simply acknowledging ways to tap into gratitude.

Available:
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The Thankful Book, Todd Parr

This book is a list of things big and small we can be thankful for.

Available:
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