Because of the repetition, cumulative tales, such as this one, are perfect for building oral reading fluency skills and sequencing events in an oral retell. It's always fun when a story is based on a song like, "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." Nice text-to-song connection. Ideal for grades 1-2.
(There are just so many good things about this book. Check out my blog post 8 Ways to use Bear Says Thanks as a mentor text at Thanksgiving.)
Ideal for grades 1-3.
This is a nicely illustrated collection of Thanksgiving poems for younger primary kids in grades K-2.
I love this poetry book written and illustrated by Douglas Florian. He expertly takes poetic license and plays with language in the most wonderful, unexpected ways while the artwork marries beautifully to the exquisite autumn poems. I'd put this collection on the must-have bookshelf. Ideal for grades 2-5.
Who says math and poetry can't be friends? This concept picture book counts down from ten fat turkeys in verse. It's a light and fun read-a-loud primarily for grades K-1.
(This picture book is an adaption of the most iconic Thanksgiving poem. Check out my blog post about the poet, L.Maria Child. She was an early abolitionist & feminist who fought for the rights of slaves, women, and Native Americans. A stellar title for grades 2-5.
I'm sad this collection of Thanksgiving poems is getting so difficult to find. Many wonderful poetic voices are represented, so If you can find it, get it. Grades 2-5.
Written in verse, this Thanksgiving counting story (again, math and poetry) is a nice title for grades K-1. The Wampanoag and pilgrim children are counting to get ready for the big Thanksgiving feast. Adorable illustrations with hidden surprises that add to the fun.
A nice bit of history told in verse, this story tells the journey of the pilgrims and the very first Thanksgiving. It's a good choice for grades 2-5.
This title is a charming Thanksgiving adaption of the iconic Christmas poem, "The Night Before Christmas," by Clement Clarke Moore. This picture book adaption has cute illustrations. Ideal for grades K-2. Nice text-to-text (or poem-to-poem) connection.