The leaves have changed colors, the days are shorter, and there’s a chill in the air – there’s no doubt about it, fall is here, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’ve been reading plenty of books about autumn/turkey day lately.

Thanksgiving is Here! by Diane Goode

A sweet, humorous story about one family’s crazy Thanksgiving Day, with great illustrations perfect for a game of “I Spy.”

The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing

We have quite a few Natasha Wing books in our library, all spins on the classic Christmas tale.  This one, about a family prepping for Thanksgiving Day, is full of traditions and clever rhymes.

This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story by Laura Krauss Melmed

A wonderfully illustrated book with plenty to see and find on each page – perfect for my two-year-old obsessed with counting.

The Turkey Ball by D. J. Steinberg

This fun board book is great for our younger guy, full of bright, bold illustrations and silly “turkey talk.”

The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Since discovering the Berenstain Bears TV show, our oldest has become obsessed with the Bear Family.  This story – about the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Papa Bear’s silly tactics to grow the biggest pumpkin in Bear County – is a favorite lately.

I Know It’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli

Not Thanksgiving-related per se, but perfect for this time of year and full of “signs” of fall – from apple picking to raking leaves – with a sweet and simple rhyming story.

Gobble-Gobble Crash, A Barnyard Counting Bash by Julie Stiegemeyer

A funny rhyming story about four noisy turkeys flying through a farmyard in the middle of the night, with bright, fun illustrations.

Looking for some Thanksgiving crafts to do with your kids?  Be sure to check out Andrea’s latest post full of great ideas!