Top 5 Turkey Books

November is the best! Thanksgiving is the start to the holiday season, and the turkey books are silly and fun and fabulous. Plus, TIME OFF SCHOOL. My students have always loved reading about all these crazy turkeys (and one crazy old lady). As always, I like to keep my book lists short and sweet. These are books I have read in my own classrooms, and I have adapted resources to go along with them to make sure I’m prepared for all of my students needs during story time.


10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston

Kind of like the “ten in the bed” rhyme, but instead these silly turkeys are falling off a fence!



Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

This silly turkey tries everything to make sure he isn’t Thanksgiving dinner.



Run Turkey Run by Duane Mayer

My students can’t get enough of turkeys that disguise themselves, but they love to participate by yelling, “Run, Turkey, Run!” This is the perfect predictable text to add a recording button for students to push so they can participate.



 There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! by Lucille Colandro

We always love the old lady books, and they are so perfect for working on sequencing.



 The Very Stuffed Turkey by Katharine Kenah

This book is so cute! The turkey visits all of his friends and eats way too much!


Need activities for this month?

Check out the packs below!

Thanksgiving Story Time

Thanksgiving Easy Art Pack


Made for Me Literacy: Turkey Unit



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