Make Thanksgiving a season of practicing gratitude. These books help elementary-age children recognize and begin to develop gratitude as a life-long habit.

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edward

Written by Julie Andrews (yes, that Julie Andrews of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music), this fantastical tale originally written in 1974 is worth dusting off and reading together. It inspires children to notice the world and the creatures around them.




The 3-Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids

A practical journal to help kids take notice of all the things—big and small—they have to be thankful for. Get the whole family involved in exploring how much they have to be grateful for.




Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Based on a Chinese fairytale, this book follows the journey of Mini, a young girl who lives in the valley of fruitless mountain and is desperate to change her family’s fortune.