20 BEST Thanksgiving Books for Kids

20 BEST Thanksgiving Books for Kids

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we are stocking up on Thanksgiving books. I’m hoping some of that gratitude and thanks talk will rub off on the toddlers.

Kids Thanksgiving Book That They Will Love!

Thanksgiving books for kids

While most of these Thanksgiving themed books are low tech, you can also find a few available high tech (Kindle!) as well.  Check out these 20 Thanksgiving books for toddlers and kids

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George

Today is Thanksgiving and George is so excited! He loves everything about the holiday—from the parade with music, jugglers, and big balloons to the delicious turkey shared with family and friends. But even on Thanksgiving the curious little monkey manages to stir up some trouble! Follow George through his Thanksgiving adventures with the short poems in this board book. The fun, tabbed pages are perfect for little fingers! (Age Range: 3 and up)

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T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story Paperback

Little ones will love learning about Thanksgiving in Tanya Lee Stone’s newest shaped alphabet book. Join in as the elementary school puts on a play that tells the true story of the first Thanksgiving. Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from Harvest to Pilgrims to Turkey and features a cute Thanksgiving story for kids. (Age Range: 3 – 5 years)

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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims

Ten little Pilgrims and ten little Wampanoag boys and girls are getting ready for the harvest feast. In colonial Plymouth, the young Pilgrims hunt ducks and geese and dig up turnips and carrots. In a nearby village, the Wampanoag children dig for clams, fish for cod, and gather nuts and berries. Finally, it’s time for the meal. Turkey, cornbread, cranberry stuffing, pumpkin, and Indian pudding are all on the menu-yum! First, everyone gives thanks, and then it’s time to eat and celebrate. The simple, rhythmic text and autumn-colored illustrations are just right for sharing the history and fun of Thanksgiving with young children. This makes a great turkey book for preschool.  (Age Range: 3 – 8 years)

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Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

Join Pete in New York Times bestselling artist James Dean’s Pete the Cat picture book series as Pete celebrates Thanksgiving in this groovy lift-the-flap book!. If you are looking for a fun Thanksgiving story – Pete the Cat won’t disappoint. Starring in the school Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous. But when Pete the Cat gets onstage, he makes learning the story of the first Thanksgiving fun. With thirteen flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises, this book is sure to be a holiday favorite for every Pete the Cat fan. Don’t miss these Pete the Cat gift ideas(Age Range: 4 – 8 years)

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10 Fat Turkeys

This silly rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards. Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more. Veteran author Tony Johnston has written a joyful text, which first-time illustrator Richard Deas brings to life as wild and wacky fun! (Age Range: 3 – 5 years)

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Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks

Sure, Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history–and turkey, of course!–but most importantly, it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together. (Age Range: 3 – 6 years)

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Biscuit Is Thankful

Biscuit is thankful for his bone, his biscuits, and lots more, too. Sweet puppy! Woof! (Age Level: 4 – 8)

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Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet

This is going to be the best Thanksgiving ever! There is a gigantic turkey, Grandma’s secret stuffing, green beans, and authentic cranberry sauce, the kind that doesn’t come out of a can. And desserts? There are almost too many to count. Join Nancy and her entire family as they celebrate Thanksgiving in this brand-new storybook, complete with more than thirty swanky stickers. (Age Range: 4 – 8 years)

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It’s Thanksgiving! (I Can Read Book 3)

It’s time for turkey! The parade is about to start. The pumpkin pie is in the oven. The whole family is gathered around the table. And everybody wants to pull the wishbone! From Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky comes a scrumptious helping of twelve Thanksgiving poems to enjoy every day of the year! (Age Range: 4 – 8 years)

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The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings Ride along with the Bear family on Thanksgiving Day as Brother and Sister learn about all the things they—and YOU—can be thankful for … including faith, family, and the huge feast waiting for them at the end of their journey to Gramp’s and Gran’s. Includes a sheet of colorful stickers featuring the whole Bear family. (Age Range: 4 – 8 years)

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Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving Hardcover

This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of the Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian, but God. In 1608, English traders came to Massachusetts and captured a 12-year old Indian, Squanto, and sold him into slavery. He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. Ten years later he was sent home to America. Upon arrival, he learned an epidemic had wiped out his entire village. But God had plans for Squanto. God delivered a Thanksgiving miracle: an English-speaking Indian living in the exact place where the Pilgrims land in a strange new world. (Age Range: 5 – 10 years)

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Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the eve of the first Thanksgiving. There they meet the Pilgrims as well as Squanto, a Native American who helped them. The story offers an age-appropriate, in-depth picture of what life was really like for early settlers, as well as the usual Magic Tree House adventure and excitement. (Age Level: 6 – 9)

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Thanksgiving Jokes

“Thanksgiving Jokes” is a feast and a “corny-copia” full of funny short jokes for kids. Each joke is about some silly aspect regarding Thanksgiving, from turkeys to pilgrims to pumpkin pie. Kids will gobble up these humorous and short jokes while they look at the funny illustrations throughout the book. Every joke features two illustrations; one for the question and one for the punchline, so each joke can be enjoyed even more. Find out what a pilgrams favorite music is, what a space turkey says, why turkeys go ‘Gobble, gobble’, and many more silly riddles. (All ages)

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Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage

Plimoth Plantation and the National Geographic Society come together to tell the true story behind the legendary voyage of the Mayflower. A meticulously researched work, Mayflower 1620 offers children a compelling, fresh account of this much-told story. Vibrant photography of a rare reenactment using the Mayflower II leads readers imaginatively into the narrative. The vivid and informative text explores the story behind the exhibits at the living-history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Primary sources record what the voyagers wore, what they ate, and telling details of their journey. First-person accounts reveal the hopes and dreams they carried. Readers share in the long hours at sea, and in the dangers faced after landfall. Extensive end notes, a map, a detailed chronology, and a bibliography round out the full story of the Mayflower. (Age Range: 8 – 12 years)

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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (I Am American)

In cooperation with the Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum in Massachusetts, National Geographic has recreated the first Thanksgiving. Photographs by National Geographic photographers of the recreation at Plimoth Plantation illustrate this book. In 1621, in a small settlement on the edge of the sea, 52 English colonists celebrated their first harvest. The colonists were joined by 90 men of the Wampanoag tribe for a gathering that was to last three days in a town now known as Plymouth. Over the centuries, there have been countless versions of this story, creating a popular myth of the first Thanksgiving. Many Americans imagine brave, peaceful settlers inviting a few wild Indians over for a turkey dinner. But there was no pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce at this celebration. There were no Indians with woven blankets over their shoulders and large feathered headdresses. No pilgrims with somber black clothes and silver buckle hats either. The English didn’t even call themselves Pilgrims. This book puts aside that myth and takes a new look at our American history. It questions what we know and recovers lost voices of the Wampanoag people. True history includes the voices of all its participants. 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving invites young people to read, listen, and think about our shared history. The book also features a forward, a section on the actual reenactment and the concept of living history, a chronology, an index, and a bibliography. (Age Range: 8 – 12 years)

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The Sign of the Beaver

\Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no way to shoot game or to protect himself. When Matt meets Attean, a boy in the Beaver clan, he begins to better understand their way of life and their growing problem in adapting to the white man and the changing frontier. Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Honor-winning survival story is filled with wonderful detail about living in the wilderness and the relationships that formed between settlers and natives in the 1700s. Now with an introduction by Joseph Bruchac. (Age Level: 9 – 12)

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My Name Is America: The Journal Of Jasper Jonathan Pierce, A Pilgrim Boy

A young orphan journeys on the Mayflower to a new land full of adventure and mystery. When the crew arrives at Plymouth, they find a countryside of magnificent beauty, but also a life of harsh struggle. Jonathan strikes out on his own and forms a powerful friendship with the feared Nauset tribe. (Age Range: 9 – 12 years)

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American Documents: The Mayflower Compact

The eagerly-awaited final title in National Geographic’s popular American Documents series completes the broad sweep of the collection by casting all the way back to our country’s original document of record, the Mayflower Compact. The Mayflower Compact includes: an engaging, interactive, and age-appropriate text, vetted by experts 40 pages generously illustrated with period artwork and archival photographs biographies of key figures in the document’s history the entire text of the original document and a complete list of its signatories excerpt from Mourt’s Relation, written by Edward Winslow and William Bradford, two of the colony’s founding fathers the charter of the Colony of New Plymouth Web links to further information a detailed glossary and index. (Age Range: 10 and up)

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Blood on the River: James Town, 1607

Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier is a lowly commoner on the streets of London. So when he becomes the page of Captain John Smith and boards the Susan Constant, bound for the New World, he can’t believe his good fortune. He’s heard that gold washes ashore with every tide. But beginning with the stormy journey and his first contact with the native people, he realizes that the New World is nothing like he imagined. The lush Virginia shore where they establish the colony of James Town is both beautiful and forbidding, and it’s hard to know who’s a friend or foe. As he learns the language of the Algonquian Indians and observes Captain Smith’s wise diplomacy, Samuel begins to see that he can be whomever he wants to be in this new land. (Age Level: 10 and up)

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The Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ New World

Adapted from the New York Times bestseller Mayflower! After a dangerous journey across the Atlantic, the Mayflower’s passengers were saved from certain destruction with the help of the Natives of the Plymouth region. For fifty years a fragile peace was maintained as Pilgrims and Native Americans learned to work together. But when that trust was broken by the next generation of leaders, a conflict erupted that nearly wiped out Pilgrims and Natives alike. Adapted from the New York Times bestseller Mayflower specifically for younger readers, this edition includes additional maps, artwork, and archival photos. (Age Level: 10 and up)

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Don’t Boil Your Eggs – BAKE THEM! Read How

Don’t Boil Your Eggs – BAKE THEM! Read How

Bake eggs for Easter egg dyeing – people, seriously this is the way to go! Last year, we tried something new when it came to dyeing Easter eggs. We baked eggs instead of boiling them.

Boiling eggs has always been a sore spot for me. I never ever seem to get the length wrong. I have to sit there and watch for the water to boil. It all just seems tedious for this mom who has no time for non-sense.

STOP Boiling Your Eggs! How To Bake Eggs -> 

Baking hard boiled eggs is super easy and PERFECT when it comes to dying Easter eggs. Here is what you do, it’s super simple:

  • Place eggs in muffin pans. I can typically fit 24 eggs in my oven to bake at a time. Unless I am boiling multiple pots for water for eggs, this isn’t happening on my stove top.
  • Once eggs are in the muffin pans, place in oven and bake on 325 – 350 degrees. My oven runs a little hot, so I keep it around 325 degrees.
  • Remove after 30 minutes.
  • Place in eggs in a bowl of cold water.
  • Your eggs may come out with a small brown spot. With the cold water, this typically disappears.

Here is the fancy version of the recipe:

baking easter eggs

Baked Hard Boiled Eggs

Bake your Easter Eggs instead of Boiling them!
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
  • 2 Dozen Eggs
  1. Place eggs in muffin pans. I can typically fit 24 eggs in my oven to bake at a time. Unless I am boiling multiple pots for water for eggs, this isn’t happening on my stove top.
  2. Once eggs are in the muffin pans, place in oven and bake on 325 – 350 degrees. My oven runs a little hot, so I keep it around 325 degrees.
  3. Remove after 30 minutes.
  4. Place in eggs in a bowl of cold water.
  5. Dye your Easter Eggs!

Bake Eggs for Egg Dyeing

Happy Easter Egg Dyeing! Did you bake your eggs? Let us know your thoughts!

Printable Nerdy Valentines Day Cards

Printable Nerdy Valentines Day Cards

Free Printable Nerdy Valentines Day Cards from who other than the geek mom herself, Digital Mom. We have the geeks in your life covered for this Valentine’s Day – enough to make your nerdy heart explode with geeky delight.

Free Printable Nerdy Valentines Day Cards to Make Your Geek Heart Happy!

Who doesn’t love an easy project? These unique V-day cards are super easy. All you have to do is download these printable nerdy Valentine’s Day Cards, print, cut and write a message on the back! Pass these out to your favorite nerds. We printed these on cardstock, but you do you and use whatever you have.

Free Printable Nerdy Valentines Day Cards

Our free downloadable geeky V-day cards feature words perfect for the nerd in your life. By request, you can now pick and choose how you would like to download the cards. They are available on individual sheets or you can print with 1 of each variety. Just click what you want below and shazam – FREE valentines day cards for you. 

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What will you be getting your nerd for Valentine’s Day?


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MORE Free Valentine’s Day Card Printables

Check out our other free printables – brought to you by Digital Mom Blog. Need to Valentine’s Day card printables? We got them!

View our All Things Valentine’s Day page. 

Love memes? We have all types of funny Valentine’s Day memes – perfect for posting on social!

Have copy suggestions for more nerdy Valentine’s Day cards? Leave them in the comments, we would love to hear them!

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Free Minecraft Valentines Day Cards – Print at Home – Your Kids Will Love Them!

Free Minecraft Valentines Day Cards – Print at Home – Your Kids Will Love Them!

We’ve created 4 free Minecraft Valentines Printables – perfect for your little Minecrafter!  I’ve mentioned this before and it still holds true – my kids are obsessed with Minecraft.

As I type this – my son is on the PC playing, another on the iPad and then another on the Xbox upstairs. Oh, and my husband — he is playing in his office. This is a nightly ritual so when I saw that Valentine’s Day was approaching, I knew I needed to create these because I am pretty sure that I am NOT alone when it comes to a Minecrafting house!

Free Minecraft Valentines Day Cards

Free Printable Minecraft Valentines Day Cards

Here are 4 free printable designs featuring some Minecraft favorites.

  • You make my heart explode
  • I dig you
  • Be Mine Craft
  • Valentine, let’s build a world together

Perfect for that Valentine’s Day card exchange in the classroom.

Free Minecraft Valentine's Day Cards Printables

These Minecraft Valentine’s Day card printables are FREE, easy to make (no crafting!) and your kids will love these – or at least I hope! Just click the download PDF button above, print out the valentine’s cards, cut and have your child write a message on the back of each card. Easy, peasy – right? How many easy things do us moms get, NONE – well maybe with this we can count it as one!

From our Minecrafting family to your’s…. Happy Valentine’s Day Minecrafters!!!

Minecraft Valentines for Kids

All Things Minecraft

Are your kids or family into Minecraft? Yep – so are we! The whole fam (minus the mom) are huge Minecrafters. Check out All Things Minecraft – here are a few of our favorite posts:

If you do end up using these, we would love to know! Give this post a share on Facebook and Pinterest! We appreciate it!

This post was originally posted in 2015. 

Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Golden Girls Fans

Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Golden Girls Fans

Who wouldn’t love receiving a Golden Girls Valentine’s Day card? If you grew up in the era or Rose, Blache, Bea and Sophia – here are your must-have Valentine Day cards!

golden girls valentines day cards

Free Golden Girls Valentine’s Day Cards

Check out these printable Golden Girls Valentine’s Day Cards!

  • Bea: Bea Mine (Bea Arthur played the roll of Dorothy)
  • Blache: I Blanche at the thought of losing you
  • Rose: A single rose on Valentine’s day
  • Sophia: I haven’t had sex in fifteen years and it’s starting to get on my nerves! (seriously, though: maybe tonight? At least consider it.)

How priceless are these?

Golden Girls FYI

And to anyone who doesn’t know the Golden Girls are (bless) – here’s a little introduction:

The Golden Girls was a TV show that ran for 7 seasons, 180 episodes starting in September of 1985 – May 1992. It was the perfect combo of funny humor mixed with these old women. This award winning show starred Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, as four older women who share a home in Miami, Florida. Yes, THE Betty White. Enough said, go buy the whole Golden Girls Collection on Amazon.


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complete series is available on Amazon

Golden Girls Quotes

A few of my favorite Golden Girls quotes – this will give you a taste of the GG GREATNESS. 

“People waste their time pondering whether a glass is half empty or half full. Me, I just drink whatever’s in the glass.” -Sophia

“Honey, you don’t do too well under pressure. Remember the coffee shop when you didn’t have enough money, so you tried to climb out the ladies’ room skylight?” – Blanche

“That doesn’t happen anymore since I switched to decaf.” – Rose

Rose: You know what I think?
Blanche: No, do you?

Rose: You can buy sperm.
Blanche: Buy? Sperm used to be free. It was everywhere!

Blanche: He wants to be a pacemaker in me.
Sophia: Everyone has a different name for it.

“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.” -Blanche

Mastermind behind these fabs: Joey Devilla

These were first posted in 2012 and have continued to be a hit through-out the years!

Were You (or Are You) a Golden Girls Fan?

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas – Review

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas – Review

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas is an annual Christmas tradition for our family. With 4 kids, finding somewhere with something for everyone can be a challenge. Our kids are now 5, 6, 11 and 13-years old. Each has an opinion (imagine that.) But one thing we can all agree on is that we love the Anatole, especially at Christmas. 

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas TX

From the time you walk into the Hilton Anatole in downtown Dallas, you immediately are greeting with CHRISTMAS. The foyers are decked to the nines. The decor throughout the resort is all prettied for the season. It just has that Christmas vibe that says “let’s celebrate.”

Animated reindeer at the Hilton Anatole

Animated reindeer at the Hilton Anatole

Family Christmas Activities

The Hilton Anatole offers a plethora of fun family Christmas activities, such as: 

    • Breakfast with Santa
    • Lights in the Park
    • Festive Decor
    • Kids Popcorn Bar
  • Rudolph’s Reindeer Barn
  • Photos with Santa
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Face Painting
  • Geppetto’s Marionette Theater Holiday Shows
    …and much more!

Breakfast With Santa Package


It’s a wrap at the @hiltonanatole – another fun year of all things #christmas #christmasattheanatole

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In Dallas for the holidays or need a staycation? Book a Breakfast with Santa package!

  • Guest room
  • Breakfast With Santa for up to two adults & two kids at 9 AM
  • Self-parking
  • Christmas At The Anatole Weekend Activities
    • Holiday movie night at 7:30pm on day of arrival with kids popcorn bar
    • Gift bag per child given at breakfast with Santa
    • Breakfast With Santa Experience (Activities Include:  breakfast with Santa, holiday scavenger hunt, face painting, Gingerbread Bakeshop cookie-making, stories at Rudolph’s Reindeer Barn, Snapshack photo ops, letters to Santa and more!)

*Photos with Santa are available from 11am – 1pm.  Photo packages start from $25 and can be paid for directly to the photographer.

Remaining dates available for Breakfast With Santa are December 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, and 23.  

*Late checkout at 2 p.m. is included.

Learn more about the Hilton Anatole 

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