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Gratitude Picture Books
We Give Thanks by Cynthia Rylant
Follow two sweet friends as they zip around town talking to all their pals about the things they love. The pair may even have a plan cooking to show everyone their gratitude! With its themes of thankfulness and inclusion, We Give Thanks is the perfect read for Thanksgiving—or for any day of the year.
Grateful: A Song of Giving Thanks by John Bucchino
Grateful is a beautiful song — a loving reminder of the gifts available to us when we approach life with gratitude. It is a song that inspires courage, compassion, and hope.
Ten Beautiful Things by Molly Beth Griffin
Lily and her grandmother search for ten beautiful things as they take a long car ride to Iowa and Lily’s new home with Gran. At first, Lily sees nothing beautiful in the April slush and cloudy sky. Soon though, Lily can see beauty in unexpected places, from the smell of spring mud to a cloud shaped like a swan to a dilapidated barn. A furious rainstorm mirrors Lily’s anxiety, but as it clears Lily discovers the tenth beautiful thing: Lily and Gran and their love for each other.
Ten Beautiful Things gently explores loss, a new home, and finding beauty wherever you are.
Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds
Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other. They used to gather at the table, with food and love, to make memories, share their lives, and revel in time spent together. But now her family has been drifting apart, and with nobody to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller.
Can Violet remind her family of the warmth of time spent together, and gather around the table once more?
Apple Cake by Dawn Casey
In this simple rhyming story, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special… a delicious Apple Cake!
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning until night, All the World affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to the warmth of family connections, to the widest sunset sky.
Looking for more gratitude picture books? Check out these Thankful Read Aloud Books!
Free Picture Book List
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