5 Books to Inspire Gratitude

 This month we’ve been focusing on gratitude and the ability to slow down and be mindful of all our blessings.

Heading into December and the month of giving, it’s a perfect time to embrace being thankful. After all, gratitude is a key virtue to embrace and express all year-round!

These books are wonderful reminders about the importance of being grateful -- so cuddle up with your littles and enjoy reading them some of our favorite books about gratitude:

1- Thankful - by Eileen Spinelli and Archie Preston 

Thankful

A sweet reminder to be thankful for the small, everyday blessings in our life, told with the help of charming rhymes and beautiful illustrations. Examples like the gardener who is thankful for every green sprout and the fireman who successfully put the fire out, help show how everyday things make a big impact for every person.

2- Bear Says Thanks - by Karma Wilson and James Chapman 

 Bear Says Thanks

Bear wants to thank his friends for all that they do, by having a big dinner party. But when he searches his cupboards, he discovers they are empty. So his forest friends show up one by one, with food to share. It’s their way of showing him that he fills their lives up so much!

 3- The Things I'm Grateful For... (Volume 1) - by Arnie Lightning

The Things I'm Grateful For...

Featuring 5 adorable short stories about gratitude and appreciation, your littles (and you!) will love the beautiful lessons about appreciation. It also includes fun activities, such as maze puzzles. 

4- An Awesome Book of Thanks!by Dallas Clayton

An Awesome Book of Thanks

This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect reminder of just how wonderful life can be. It's about a walk through a world of magical unicorns, robotic dinosaurs, and all of life's simple moments. Made for children and adults of all ages, this timeless tale is sure to be a classic.

 5- Andy and the Lion - by James Daugherty

 Andy and the Lion

Winner of a Caldecott Medal of Honor in 1939, it's the retelling of Androcles and the Lion. It's about a boy named Andy who meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw. 

Be thankful and be good!

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