Inside: The Best Thanksgiving Read-Aloud Books
Thanksgiving brings to mind images of a bountiful feast featuring a beautiful roasted turkey, plates piled high with homemade dressing, a variety of yummy side dishes, and many kinds of pie.
Along the way, stories about the Mayflower and the life of the Pilgrims in Plymouth get a little lost in all of the feasting and celebrating (and seconds on pie). Consider taking some time this season to gather and read about the real-life experiences behind the holiday.
The Best Thanksgiving Read-Aloud Books
This Thanksgiving, take your children on the Pilgrims’ challenging journey across the Atlantic. Experience the sacrifices and choices made when settling the New World. Help your children understand the perseverance required to survive and to appreciate the impact of those who helped them. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on those things.
On the booklist below, you’ll find picture books and chapter books to walk you through the Pilgrims’ life in England, their voyage of the Mayflower, and their real life on Plymouth Plantation.
We have also included some fun, non-Pilgrim Thanksgiving stories to enjoy year after year. These include some sweet ones, some with animals, and a true story about Thanksgiving with Butch Cassidy. It’s a fun variety!
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