Here is a list of my favorite books to read to my class for Thanksgiving.
1) The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
This is one of my all time favorite stories to read to my kindergarten class. This is a wonderful story that you can read between Halloween and Thanksgiving. It is about the troubles an ugly “pumpkin” come across when no one wants him for Halloween. This book is great for social emotional conversations about feelings and acceptance. My students also love the ending and are repeating it all week.
2) The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing
This is also a class favorite. The book is written in the perspective of a little boy named Gavin and his cousin Rhonda trying to escape all the obstacles you find at a family Thanksgiving to get to the swing set outdoors.
3) Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedmen
Join Percy Isaac Gifford (P.I.G.) as he explains the rules to have a successful thanksgiving for loved ones. This story is cute and funny; one of my classes favorites!
4) Thanksgiving Is… by Gail Gibbons
All of Gail Gibbons books are amazing! I always include one of them in every unit. Thanksgiving Is.. is a wonderful book filled with facts and information on all everything Thanksgiving from the Pilgrims and Native Americans to todays traditions.
5) Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
This book is always on my list to read to students around Thanksgiving. This book helps students understand the true meaning of Thanksgiving… giving thanks! This book has simple text and colorful illustrations portraying a family that gathers together to share in a Thanksgiving meal