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Books About Gratitude

Help your independent readers learn valuable lessons in gratitude with these fun titles. They'll thank you for the book suggestions!
 
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The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

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Everyday Angel #1: New Beginnings
Series: Everyday Angel, Book #1
by Victoria Schwab

Meet a guardian angel like no other, from a writer like no other: bold rising star, Victoria Schwab, making her whimsical, inspiring, and clever middle-grade debut.

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The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
by Ann McGovern Illustrated by Elroy Freem

Full-color illustrations bring to life this historically accurate account of how the children of Plymouth Colony helped make the first Thanksgiving possible.

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If You Were at the First Thanksgiving
Series: If You...
by Anne Kamma Illustrated by Bert Dodson

Nearly half of the fifty-two Pilgrims at the First Thanksgiving were children age sixteen and younger. What was it like being part of the historic harvest festival that inspired our modern holiday? How did the children contribute to the feast? What did they wear? Did they have turkey and pumpkin pie?

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Thanks a Million
by Nikki Grimes Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera
This collection of sixteen poems reminds children that there are so many things for which to be thankful and shows how important the words "thank you" are.
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Andy and the Lion: A Tale of Kindness Remembered or the Power of Gratitude
by James Henry Daugherty Illustrated by James Henry Daugherty
In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw.
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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
by Jake Swamp , Chief Jake Swamp Illustrated by Erwin Printup , Erwin Printup Jr

Based on the Thanksgiving Address of the Iroquois people, the words in this read-aloud book reflect the Native American tradition of greeting the world each morning by giving thanks to all living things.

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