11 Charming Thanksgiving Children's Books to Read Before the Long-Awaited Feast

In the days and nights leading up to Thanksgiving, there's not much that kids can do but wait. Sure, with patience comes a delectable feast of heaping portions—and dessert with whipped cream to boot—but it can still be incredibly tough to count down the days before dinner. To help your child prepare for the big event, or to teach a young one about the merits of the holiday, we've gathered 11 books that can be read in anticipation of Thanksgiving.

As you wander through pumpkin patches and apple farms throughout November, and watch the leaves turn colors outside, prepare your chefs in the making with these humorous, heartwarming, and charming reads. There's a story about a little girl who's finding it hard to write a list of things to be thankful for, another tale about a pilgrim family arriving in the New World on the Mayflower, and a different scenario about a turkey who is trying to avoid becoming the main course. In other words, there's something for everyone at the kids' table.

Through the laughs, lessons, and illustrations, you and your kids can ride out the Thanksgiving wait with each fun read. By the time the holiday arrives, you'll be glad you had these books to help with patience and preparation.