10 of the Best Turkey Books for Kids


Are you looking for some fun Thanksgiving-themed books to share with your kids?  Here is a list of some of my favorites – the best turkey books for kids. These fun books are a great way to supplement your Thanksgiving activities during storytime or in your class library.

turkey themed books for kids

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Run Turkey Run

This book takes kids on a tour of the farm as the turkey tries to hide from the farmer.  Kids enjoy the repetitive text in this fun book and will help the turkey by yelling “Run, Turkey, Run!”

10 Fat Turkeys

Gobble, gobble, wibble, wobble….. this is a rhyming number book with some fun, repetitive text.

Five Silly Turkeys

Here is another rhyming number book.  This one is short and sweet…perfect for young kids with a limited attention span.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey

A Thanksgiving version of the Old Lady Books.  That silly old lady….she’s always been quirky!

All About Turkeys

Don’t forget to add some non-fiction books into your turkey theme unit or lesson plans.  This one provides plenty of facts about wild turkeys and the illustrations are GORGEOUS.

A Plump and Perky Turkey

The townspeople hatch a plan to catch a Thanksgiving bird.  The turkey is plump and perky, but very clever as well.  I think that you will find this to be a fun story filled with LOTS of descriptive vocabulary and rhymes.

This is the Turkey

This is the rhyming book that provides a great illustration of how a traditional Thanksgiving meal is lovingly prepared and shared with family and friends.  But a surprising mishap shows kids that family and friends are the most important part of Thanksgiving.

This Little Turkey

This is another short and sweet book for little learners. It pus a Thanksgiving-themed twist on the classic nursery rhyme of “This Little Piggy.”

Turkey Trouble

Silly turkey tries to disguise himself as different farm animals to hide from Farmer Jake.  His costumes are hilarious and the book ends with a very non-traditional Thanksgiving meal.

How to Catch a Turkey

Kids try to catch a silly turkey for their Thanksgiving play and he ends up with a new career.

I hope that you enjoy some of these titles.  If you have some favorite turkey books that I forgot to list, please let me know.  Check out these additional books for preschoolers.

Additional Turkey Activities for Your Kids

Now that you have LOTS of turkey book ideas, are you interested in more Thanksgiving-themed learning activities?  Check out these fun, interactive Thanksgiving theme activities from my store:

Thanksgiving crafts and fine motor activities - The set includes a printable turkey craft, a pumpkin pie craft, and an ear of corn craft.

Buy The Turkey Activities on TPT

Do you prefer to shop on TPT? You can also find the fun Thanksgiving activities in my TPT store.

Additional Thanksgiving Activity Ideas