Picture Books to Inspire Thankfulness!

Picture Books to Inspire Thankfulness!

This year, it's as important as ever to practice thankfulness! Mrs. Wendy has compiled some of her favorite picture books that inspire thankfulness, and you can check them out at the library!

Thankful by Eileen Spinielli 
Combines rhymes and illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings 

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson 
Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own. 

The Thank You Book by Mo Willems 
Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important 

The Thank You Book by Mary Lyn Ray 
Explores the ways thankfulness can find expression throughout the day. 

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts 
Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size. 

The Thank You Letter by Jane Cabrera 
Grace's thank-you notes for her birthday presents appear all over town, bringing love and happiness into everyone's lives. 

Thank You, Omu! By Oge Mora 
When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit. 

What is Given From the Heart by Pat McKissack 
Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire. 

Apple Cake by Dawn Casey 
Join a young girl for a walk through the countryside to gather ingredients for a delicious cake: honey from the bees, milk from the cows, and apples from the trees. This simple story teaches little ones to celebrate the natural world and give thanks for nature's gifts. 

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell 
Otsaliheliga is a Cherokee word that is used to express gratitude. Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for celebrations big and small. A look at modern Native American life as told by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. 

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