Storytime Share: Being Thankful

30 11 2017

For my November storytimes I didn’t necessarily want to do a Thanksgiving-themed storytime. I’ve done them in the past, but wanted to go in a different direction this year. Some years rather than read all about turkeys I’ve done food-themed storytimes, which works well. This year I decided to do my storytimes around the idea of being thankful.



Thank You for Me! by Marion Dane Bauer; illustrated by Kristina Stephenson

Children are thankful for all the things from nose to toes that make them special. Toddler; Preschool


Bear Says Thank You by Michael Dahl; illustrated by Oriol Vidal

Little Bear shows young listeners the importance of saying, “Thank you.” Toddler; Preschool


Thank You Bear by Greg Foley; illustrated by the author

When Bear finds a small box, he can’t wait to show it to his friend Mouse, but he starts to have doubts when other animals don’t think the box is as special as he does. Toddler; Preschool


Ten Thank-You Letters by Daniel Kirk; illustrated by the author

When he sees Pig writing a thank-you letter to his grandmother, Rabbit is inspired to write a series of letters of his own. Preschool


The Thankful Book by Todd Parr; illustrated by the author

This bright, happy book reminds readers to be thankful everyday for all the people and things around us. Toddler; Preschool


Feeling Thankful by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly, Ed.D.; photographs by Shelley Rotner

A listing of reasons to be thankful accompanied by photos of joyful children. Preschool


Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson; illustrated by Jane Chapman

Bear’s plan to have a feast for his friends is thwarted by an empty cupboard, so he is thankful when his friends bring food for a gathering to him. Preschool


“I’m Thankful”

sung to: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

I am thankful for my friends

And my family

I’m thankful for the food I eat

I’m happy to be me.


“If You’re Thankful and You Know It”

sung to: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

Sing verses as usual substituting “thankful” for “happy” adding this last verse:

If you’re thankful and you know it, say “Thank you”