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Nov 14, 2022

10 Turkey Books for your Preschool Classroom

Mackenzie Lee
Mackenzie Lee
Mackenzie Lee

Mackenzie Lee

10 turkey books
10 turkey books
10 turkey books

It's that time of year again! The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting colder, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This year, why not celebrate Thanksgiving with some fun turkey books for kids? In this blog post, we will share our favorite turkey books and stories for preschoolers. These will keep your kids engaged, giggling, and loving to learn about the holiday. So get ready to learn all about turkeys and enjoy some Thanksgiving fun with our list of the best preschool Thanksgiving books!

  1. Who Will Carve The Turkey This Thanksgiving? by Jerry Pallotta. This is a fun and interactive book about all the different animals who could carve the turkey this Thanksgiving. From beavers to bears, raccoons to rabbits, each animal has their own unique way of carving the turkey. This is a great turkey book to get your students laughing and engaged in learning about Thanksgiving. Purchase here.

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  2. A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman. This is a hilarious story about a turkey who is determined to avoid being Thanksgiving dinner. He comes up with some outrageous plans to make himself less appealing to the farmers, but will any of them work? Find out in this fun and silly turkey book for preschoolers! Purchase here.

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  3. 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston. This is a fun and rhyming book about ten turkeys who are very proud of their big bellies. But when they find out that they are being fattened up for Thanksgiving dinner, they decide to take action! This is a great book to teach your children about numbers and counting backwards. Purchase here.

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  4. How To Catch A Turkey by Adam Wallace. A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey. This children's picture book combines STEAM concepts and traps with a silly story and fun illustrations. Purchase here.

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  5. The Rainbow Turkey by Sara Svetich. This is an imaginative book that focuses on the primary and secondary colors. Open children's minds and imaginations with this rhyming story about a series of turkeys with feathers of all colors. This book combines movement with learning as children can wiggle and wobble while the turkeys gobble! Purchase here.

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  6. Gobble Gobble Mr. Wobble by Becky Cummings. Wobble the turkey loves Thanksgiving because he is Farmer Joe’s dinner guest for the special day. Wobble’s friends on the farm do not share his excitement about the holiday. Find out how dinner ends for Wobble in this adorable story that captures the true meaning of Thanksgiving and will have your students on the edge of their seats. Purchase here.

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  7. Turk And Runt by Lisa Wheeler. Poor Runt is the misunderstood sibling in this Thanksgiving tale. He just wants to save his brother from the dinner table but "nobody listens to Runt." There are lots of details in the illustrations and the repetitive narrative of the story grabs little ones right into the story. Purchase here.

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  8. Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano. Turkey knows that it's time for Thanksgiving and is not too keen on the idea of being the guest of honor. He escapes the barn and decides a costume will help him hide out from the farmer. After each costume change, he still looks too much like a Turkey. He comes up with a brilliant idea in hopes of diverting everyone's attention from turkey dinner. Purchase here.

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  9. The Very Stuffed Turkey by Katharine Kenah. This turkey book follows a large turkey who has been invited to everyone’s home for dinner! With five homes to visit and family who can't wait to celebrate the holiday with Turkey, this book will teach your children about being included and honored at a Thanksgiving dinner. Purchase here.

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  10. This Little Turkey by Aly Fronis. These little turkeys have a lot of work to do to prepare for Thanksgiving! One goes to the market, one sweeps the floor, one draws pictures, one knits a sweater, and sets the table. The perfect turkey story for your children. Purchase here.

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These are 10 great turkey books for your preschool classroom. They are perfect for teaching kids about Thanksgiving, turkeys, and cooperating. These books are a great way to get your students engaged and learning. Want more books for Thanksgiving? Check out our blog on our favorite Thanksgiving themed books. For more fall and Thanksgiving themed lesson plans and ideas, check out our blog post on interactive fall themed activities for preschoolers.

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