Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for all the little and big things that happen in our lives. And that’s a very good thing: feeling thankful helps us to stay positive! When we focus on little acts of kindness and moments of joy, it’s easier to feel happier.
But being thankful does not have to happen only once a year. We can choose to be thankful all year long! And to help you get started, check out our nifty booklist and the following titles:
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga written by Traci L. Sorell and illustrated by Frane Lessac
The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude.
The Thank You Book by Mary Lyn Ray and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
This book explores the many ways of being thankful that can fill a child's day. Timely, wise, and accessible, the poetic text and tender illustrations celebrate the powerful impact gratitude can have on our lives.
Thank You and Good Night by Patrick McDonnel
This bedtime book captures the magic of a sleepover with friends and reminds us to cherish life's simplest pleasures. During a fun pajama party, three animal friends dance and play, but at last everyone is getting sleepy. Is it time for bed yet? Not before taking the time to say thank you for the day, the night, and good friends.
Visit your neighborhood library to find these books and more!