This Thanksgiving, take time to remember all the things that really matter: family, friends, good food, and great books. Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving books from the Albert Whitman collection. Stuffed with fun, these heartwarming tales are sure to leave you hungry for more.
It’s Thanksgiving, Chloe Zoe! (New Release!)
Chloe Zoe is on another adventure and this time Grammy Ella is here to help! Together, they are making Thanksgiving pie. Chloe Zoe gets all the spices for the filling, but when she accidentally uses the wrong ones the pie doesn’t taste the way it should. Grammy Ella reminds Chloe Zoe that Thanksgiving is about more than just food, it’s about being together as a family. Catch Chloe Zoe and her friends in their other books as well!
Ever wonder how Thanksgiving got its start? Even devoted Thanksgiving celebrants might not know this chapter of its interesting history: in the nineteenth century, Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned for this important day to become a national holiday. A writer and women’s magazine editor, Hale was groundbreaking in more ways than one. Paired with David Gardner’s beautiful watercolor illustrations, Hale’s memorable story is sure to inspire readers of all ages.
Duck for Turkey Day (New in Paperback!)
Come back to the modern age and see just how far our favorite holiday has come! Tuyet can’t believe that her family is having duck instead of turkey for Thanksgiving. She’s even more surprised when she finds out that she enjoys it! Back at school on Monday, everyone is talking about their Thanksgiving meals. From roast beef to enchiladas, everyone celebrated Thanksgiving in their own unique way. A celebration of diversity in America, this book is a perfect fit both at home and in school.
In the festive sequel to This is the Pumpkin, Max is back to celebrate Thanksgiving. As he and his sisters begin preparing all the Thanksgiving treats, more friends and relatives come to join the party. Soon, all sorts of new dishes and traditions are being passed around. Readers will want to return to this fun, rhyming book every Thanksgiving season.
After Mel’s father wins a live turkey from work, he decides that this year they will celebrate Thanksgiving for the very first time. Mel has lived in America for years, but his family has only ever celebrated the Jewish holidays. Mel can’t wait for the new holiday. There’s only one problem: Mel really likes this turkey! Steinberg’s hilarious story is a must-have for this holiday season.
Happy Thanksgiving! Plus, get a jump on the winter holidays by checking out more of our holiday books here.