Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and is always a good time to remind ourselves to be grateful. Expressing appreciation for what we have, noticing the small and big things in our lives that are good and positive, helps us feel more energized and happier. It’s also contagious! That happiness and well-being we feel shows in our relationships and in our day to day interactions with others.
So how about reading some great picture books on feeling grateful?
Gracias Thanks by Pat Mora; illustrated by John Parra
A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson; illustrated by Jane Chapman
Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.
The Thankful Book by Todd Parr
Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.
Do you know what I’m grateful for? I am very grateful for picture books!
During this Thanksgiving season, visit your neighborhood library to find these books and more!