November is National Gratitude Month! National Gratitude Month was established by Stacey Grewal in 2015. These children’s books reinforce lessons on being grateful and thankful for the people and things all around us. We can recognize gratitude in small and big ways. Maybe we show gratitude by writing a list of people or things we are grateful for today or by composing a thank you note to a friend or family member. How do you plan to celebrate National Gratitude Month?

A child tries to keep a positive attitude by being mindful and practicing gratitude.

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.

Thanks a Lot by Raffi

As a little boy explores his neighborhood, he takes time to appreciate it–the sun in the sky, the birds in spring, and the wonder within him. Raffi’s popular and catchy song encourages mindfulness and gratitude in kids for their worlds, their families, and themselves.

We Give Thanks by Cynthia Rylant

A rabbit and a frog zip around town talking to their friends about all the things they love, before cooking up a way to show everyone their gratitude.

Thankful by Elaine Vickers

When the first snow falls, a girl writes on strips of paper what she is thankful for, from a safe and warm home to wishes come true, as her family makes a Thankful Chain.