Giving Thanks

There are many ways -- and countless reasons -- to say thank you. Since this season recognizes how and why we acknowledge gratitude, Bank Street Book Store suggests expressing the giving spirit through books families can read, share, and enjoy together. Here is a sampling of some of our favorite titles. They rework traditional themes of giving to create indelible words and images about ourselves, each other, and the precious moments we come together in thanks.

"Why Am I Me?" by Paige Britt

"Last Stop on Market Street" by Matt de la Pena

"Windows" by Julia Denos

"Look and Be Grateful" by Tomie dePaola

"Llama Llama Gives Thanks" by Anna Dewdney

"Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty" by Anne Herbert

"Lovely" by Jess Hong

"What a Wonderful World" by Tim Hopgood

"Imagine" by John Lennon

"Otis Gives Thanks" by Loren Long

"Brave" by Stacy McAnulty

"Thank You and Good Night" by Patrick McDonnell

"Thankful Book" by Todd Parr

"Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving" by Katherine Paterson

"Thank You Book" by Mo Willems


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