A Few Picture Books for Fall & Thanksgiving

Everything seems to be quickly turning to Christmas! How do you feel about that? For my own part, I don’t really have issues with people decorating early (you do you!), but I like to honor November as a time for all things fall and gratitude. All of my local shops did away with pumpkins the day after Halloween, leaving me pumpkin-less for the Thanksgiving meal this year. Not going to lie – I was so bummed by it, that I haven’t even thought about decorating for fall. And I quite love fall decor!

Let’s digress from that though and talk about books for fall and Thanksgiving instead! Next week, all of us in the States will be celebrating our last week of school before a well-earned week off. If you’re like me, planning for that last week is no fun at all. So, if you have students who would benefit from some book reading… here are some book ideas!

Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf

A boy shares how his family celebrates Thanksgiving in the woods at his grandparent’s farm. It is an ode to the appreciation of nature, as his family gathers outdoors each year and is rich with descriptions (and lovely illustrations!) of fall.

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James and Kimberly Dean

Pete the Cat is nervous to star in the school play telling the story of the first Thanksgiving, but learns a lot along the way.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro

I think we all know! The old lady swallows leaves and a bunch of other fall items.

The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders

“Marla Little’s has the perfect pumpkin – but it is rolling away! Join Marla as she tries to catch her escaped pumpkin before Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Town Or, Nothing Is Better Or Worse Than Pumpkins by Kate McKy

Juan and his brothers set out to save a town overrun by pumpkins due to a trick of the wind.


What are your favorite books for fall? Will you be reading this week as we get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday?

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