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Books on Gratitude

Did you know that being grateful leads to positive health outcomes for kids? As a holiday dedicated to showing gratitude, we use Thanksgiving to talk with our children about what gratitude means and how to show it to others.



Giving Thanks: More than 100 ways to say thank you

by Ellen Surrey


Discover one hundred ways to say thank you with this book, which explores the meaning of thankfulness. Join one boy as he thinks about the people in his life he'd like to thank, the many reasons to be grateful, and the different ways of showing affection and gratitude to the people we love.







The Thankful Book Hardcover

by Todd Parr


The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for. From everyday activities like reading and bathtime to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child, Todd inspires readers to remember all of life's special moments. The perfect book to treasure and share around the holidays and throughout the year.



We Are Thankful

by Margaret McNamara


It's almost Thanksgiving, and Mrs. Connor asks the class to think about their thankful for. Reza and his mama make a list together. He can't wait to talk to his class about his family, dog, bike, and so much more! But then, at school, everyone takes turns saying what they're thankful for, and the other kids say the same things Reza wanted to say! Can Reza think of something else he's grateful for before it's his turn to speak?








What a Wonderful World!

by Suzanne Chiew


As a little bear and his mommy travel around the world, they see so many beautiful sights. There are stunning sunrises, deep blue oceans, forests full of golden leaves, and new friends and companions around every corner. This is a glorious book of thanks perfect for little ones who are beginning to understand the wonders of this world and the glory of our Lord.



What a Wonderful World

by Bob Thiele


First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, and with over one million copies, "What a Wonderful World" has become a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. Sweet and cheerful in its message, with bright, beautiful art, this book is sure to be a hit.





Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

by Chief Jake Swamp


Giving Thanks is a special children's version of the Thanksgiving Address, a message of gratitude that originated with the Native people of upstate New York and Canada and is still spoken at ceremonial gatherings held by the Iroquois, or Six Nations.










The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems


Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.

Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.


Gerald and Piggie are best friends.


In The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.






Giving Thanks by Jonathan London


How can a young boy ever show his gratitude for all the beauty he sees? He will learn from his father, who thanks to the earth and the sky, the frogs and the crickets, the hawk and the deer — even the trees that wave their arms in the breeze. Majestic as the most beautiful autumn day and filled with glimpses of favorite woodland animals.









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