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The following reviews are based solely on my opinion from having read through the content and gathered feedback from other like-minded moms.  Some of the age ranges were taken from the author’s description, while others are my own opinions based on the vocabulary level, amount of words used in the text, and observations from having used them with children.  Be sure to check back for more great resources to come!

By: Kim Washburn
Zonderkidz

Best for ages: 3-6

This sweet fall board book teaches little ones about the wonder of God’s creation in the fall and all the blessings He gives to us this time of year.


By: Crystal Bowman
Zonderkidz

Best for ages: 2-6

This adorable book for the young is a Thanksgiving prayer to read with your young children on Thanksgiving day. The cute illustrations and rhyming text will help your children remember all the reasons they can be thankful this season and any time of year.


By: Kathryn Lynn Davis
Little Simon

Best for ages: 2-5

Help your little ones understand the first Thanksgiving through this sweet board book that explains in simple language the pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving. The lift-the-flap pages make the book extra engaging for little ones.


By: Dr. Mary Manz Simon
B&H Kids; Illustrated Edition

Best for ages: 2-6

This is a sweet board book that relates the carving of the pumpkin to our new life with Jesus.  I love how the kids can carve the pumpkin while reading the story.  This gives them not just the visual but sensory experience to help them understand how God cleans our hearts and shines brightly within us!


By: Kathy Jo Wargin
Zonderkidz

Best for ages: 3-6

This charming book takes little ones through the alphabet with signs of fall and reminders of God’s goodness throughout. This book would make a great fall gift for a young child!


By: Michelle Medlock Adams
Candy Cane Press

Best for ages: 3-7

This rhyming book is one of my favorites for younger kids to teach them God’s heart for Thanksgiving. Each page suggests different ideas of what thanksgiving is about, but by the end the conclusion is made that Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks to God who made all of it.


By: Liz Curtis Higgs
Thomas Nelson

Best for ages: 3-8

This is a great read for children in the fall to help them understand their newness in Christ through an allegory of a pumpkin! The story is about a farmer who plants pumpkins and transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a glorious sight as a jack-o-lantern, just as the Lord cleans and transforms us, and gives us His light to shine brightly for Him.


Essential Life Press

Best for ages: 4-7

This is an adorable story about a pumpkin that decides to runaway during Halloween time and how the farmer forgives Pete and brings him back home.  The sweet story of redemption is a great reminder that our loving Savior will always welcome us back when we mess up.


B & H Kids Publishing

Best for ages: 3-7

This adorable book by Veggie Tales is about Madame Blue who learns a lesson about being thankful for what God has given for her. This fun story will help teach your kids a lesson about contentment and thankfulness. An app is available to turn this book into a digital pop-up as a bonus feature!


By: Katharine Ross
Random House Books for Young Readers

Best for ages: 3-7

This book came highly recommended on Amazon and shares the story of the pilgrims as they come to America and their first Thanksgiving.


By: Ann Mcgovern
Scholastic Paperbacks

Best for ages: 4-8

This book also describes the Pilgrim’s trip to the new world and all the hardships they went through to get to the first Thanksgiving. I read this one with my kids to teach them about the first Thanksgiving, and they really enjoyed it.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy spending a little extra time snuggling with your children and reading books about this special holiday.