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12 books perfect for teaching your kids about Thanksgiving

Sarah grew up in Monterey, CA and now lives in Los Angeles. When she's not writing, you can find her enjoying a good book, fine wine, sunflowers and long walks on the beach.

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Get in the spirit

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Get in the spirit

Teach your kids about the pilgrims, the Mayflower and the true meaning of Thanksgiving with these books.

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'What is Thanksgiving?'

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'What is Thanksgiving?'

What is Thanksgiving? is a fun story written in rhyme.

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'The Story of the Pilgrims'

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'The Story of the Pilgrims'

This story details the rough voyage and first harsh winter the pilgrims faced.

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'Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks'

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'Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks'

This book for preschoolers takes the emphasis off the pilgrims and the feast, and puts it on giving thanks.

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'... If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620'

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'... If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620'

This one is great for elementary schoolers curious about the first year in America.

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'Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving'

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'Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving'

Geared for kids 5-and-up, this book tells the story of Squanto and how he learned English.

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'The First Thanksgiving'

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'The First Thanksgiving'

This is an easy to read story of how the first Thanksgiving came to be and is vividly told with color illustrations.

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'Pilgrims of Plymouth'

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'Pilgrims of Plymouth'

This awesome book shows your child just what it was like to be a pilgrim child living in 17th-century Massachusetts.

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'1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving'

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'1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving'

Nat Geo tells the Thanksgiving story from the POV of both the English colonists and the Wampanoag people.

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'Thanksgiving: The True Story'

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'Thanksgiving: The True Story'

For children ages 10-and-up, this book discusses many of the Thanksgiving traditions we celebrate today.

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'Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember'

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'Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember'

This one aims to enrich awareness about the history of Thanksgiving with an emphasis on religion.

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'The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World'

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'The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World'

This book includes maps, artwork and photos to interest the older reader.

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