Autumn can be a challenging transition time for families and little ones. The days are getting shorter and colder (boo!). But we do get to break out cozy sweaters and those long, dark evenings are the perfect time to reread some favorite books (yay!). 

The following titles can remind your child of things to be thankful for: walking in the woods, giving a gift or simply being with the people we love. Reading books with children is a wonderful way to bring some sunshine into your home, illustrate different ways to show appreciation and remind them that they can help to make the world a better place. 

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The Blue Table

The blue table becomes more than just a blue table, as plans are made, families gather, and food is served, and gratitude is felt. 

A Day So Gray

A winter’s day is transformed from bleak to beautiful by warm friendship and a new perspective.


A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful. 

May We Have Enough to Share

A beautiful board book about gratitude by celebrated Indigenous author Richard Van Camp, complemented by photos from Tea & Bannock, a collective blog by Indigenous women photographers. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

Thank You, Mr. Panda

Mr. Panda has presents for all his animal friends, but many of the gifts are not quite right–but as little Lemur knows, it is the thought that counts. 

The Thankful Book

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.