10 of the Best Turkey Books for Kids

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This list of my favorite turkey books will help you find some Thanksgiving-themed read-aloud for your kids. These fun books are great for circle time or your class library.


Are you looking for some fun books Thanksgiving-themed books to share with your kids?  Here is a list of some of my favorite turkey books for kids.

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.

Turkey Themed Resources from the Store

Looking for some hands-on turkey-themed activities for your kids. Check out these activities in the store.

turkey name puzzles
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