Great Children’s Books About Gratitude
Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible that acknowledge the goodness in their lives.
Plymouth’s Faithful Pilgrim Gary D. Schmidt Near starvation. Scurvy, tuberculosis, and pneumonia. Bitter cold. Daily deaths. This was the Pilgrims’ first winter in Plymouth Colony. But thanks in large part to William Bradford, the colonists survived–and went on to celebrate the following year what we call Thanksgiving. William Bradford came to the New World with the other Pilgrims in search of religious freedom. With great faith in God and in his own abilities, he established a stable colony, doing his best to be just and fair to his fellow colonists as well as to the Native Americans living in the area. After he became governor of the colony, he was reelected more than thirty times. Filled with maps, paintings, and historical illustrations, this fascinating biography by Gary Schmidt introduces readers to the dramatic story of the founder of Plymouth Colony.
J. Bradley Wigger Jago
A heartwarming reminder of life’s blessings This bright, lyrical book offers readers of all ages and backgrounds the perfect chance to reflect on all the things that they have to be grateful for. Thank You, God is a celebration of family and friends, of homes and food to share, and of the wonder of creation from the first light of day to the calm, peaceful night. This inspiring book, with its elegant yet accessible text and vibrant illustrations, is sure to have a powerful impact on readers as it encourages them to view the world around them with fresh eyes.
“Birds pray, trees pray, flowers pray, mountains pray, the winds and rain pray, rivers and the little insects pray as well. The whole earth is in constant prayer, and we can join with its great prayer,” says award-winning author and illustrator Paul Goble. Every element of creation — from the magpie to the minnow — glorifies God in its own way in this bold and brightly illustrated work, adapted from The Book of Common Prayer. Goble invites readers to join with the land and the animals in singing praise to God.
Written by Charo Pita Illustrated by Anuska Allepuz
Isabella has lots of questions about the world. She asks her grandma, “Why does the sea stop at the sand?” and “What keeps the moon from falling out of the sky?” and “Who paints the clouds?” But maybe Isabella doesn’t need to have all the answers. Maybe it’s enough to simply appreciate the amazing world around her. Perfect for sharing, Thank You! will inspire readers of all ages to take a fresh look at the wonders and everyday marvels of nature.