My 12 favorite Thanksgiving books for kids on Epic!

 If you're looking for an easy button this Thanksgiving, I've got 12 great books for your kids, plus a free online unit study! Put your feet up and relax. #homeschoolmoms #freecurriculum #unitstudies

Thanksgiving books for kids on Epic!

I tend to take a short homeschooling break during Thanksgiving, but I like to keep my kids in the learning habit.  These books are perfect for that!  Maybe you just want to have some good resources for learning leading up to the holiday?  Again, there are some amazing options on Epic!  These are only a few of my favorites, and there are loads more to choose from.  You’ve also got to check out this free online Thanksgiving unit study!

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  • Who’s Coming for Dinner, Little Hoo?This book has a large group of animal friends coming to celebrate.  There is no turkey served (he is a guest), only a variety of vegetarian-friendly dishes.  So if that’s your family, this is a good fit!  There is a quiz available after this book and it also has a Spanish version.
  • It’s Thanksgiving! This is an informational book with an available quiz to follow up with.
  • The Thanksgiving Garden This is a “read to me” book, which allows for some independent practice for your learning readers.  The book also touches on the life cycle of plants and encourages getting in touch with the roots of our food supply.
  • The Snow Turkey- A gem for blended families.  This book addresses some feelings kids struggle with when blending families, and beautifully illustrates empathy and unity.


  • Project Popcorn- This is a homeschooling beauty right here!  It teaches about math and business while tying together fundraising and serving others.  The cast of kids also features a young girl in a wheelchair, and I love seeing that kind of diversity in kid’s books!
  • Rettie & the Raggamuffin Parade: A Thanksgiving Story-  THIS.  This is my favorite one by far.  It’s a great read-aloud for the entire family.  The illustrations are incredible, and there is a healthy dose of history, while still holding your attention captive.  Rettie… is a great dose of reality for comfortable kids.  How generations past have endured is up front and center.
  • Turkey Monster Thanksgiving-  This is a longer chapter book, something I don’t see quite as often in seasonal books.  There’s also a quiz at the end of the book if you’re one to double check comprehension.  This book also deals a bit with divorce and death a bit (something to beware of if it’s a trigger).
  • Creating Thanksgiving Crafts-  So often I see a ton of kids for the little kids, but this book has a lot of great Thanksgiving crafts geared towards our older kids.  If you want something to keep them creative while you take a break from learning, this is a great source!


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Author: Jill C

Jill is a Christian, homeschooler, "boy mom", and special needs parent. Jill has ADHD and has learned firsthand how adapting environments can be key to finding success! Her current mission is to empower parents whose desire is to homeschool their special needs children and helping them squash their self-doubt!

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