Gratitude Books for Read Aloud to a Child Week

Read Aloud to a Child Week, highlighting the importance – and fun – of reading aloud. This year, the week falls on October 24-30. We invite you to join in the celebration.

According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report, 87% of kids aged 6-7 “loved or liked read-aloud time.” So, an eagerness to spend time together is likely already present. By reading aloud from a book selected by your child, you can unlock a wealth of benefits.

Read Aloud to a Child Week is presented by Read to Them. For this one week, our goal is to encourage families to spend time reading with their children and to inform everyone of the benefits this habit brings to children. Read to Them is a nonprofit located in Richmond, Virginia, working to bring a culture of literacy to every home.

The 2021 event will run from October 24 – 30th, which is right around the corner. Be sure to mark your calendar— you won’t want to miss it!

The Read Aloud to a Child Week 2021 theme is GRATITUDE. During this turbulent time, this theme encourages you to reflect on the positive parts of your everyday life, any part that brings you joy.

Here are some great booklists to share with the readers and adults in your life that focus on Gratitude and being Thankful.

Mia from Pragmaticmom always has wonderful booklists and her list of Picture Books that Teach Gratitude does not disappoint!

Jodie at Growing Book by Book shared, “Life looks a lot brighter when we take time to be grateful for what we have. This list of books for kids will model characters living with gratitude and appreciation.”

That being said, let’s dive right into this list of children’s books about character strengths of gratitude and appreciation.

diverse books about Gratitude

Nell from Rhythms of Play also has an exceptional list of Gratitude Books for Kids That Inspire Thankfulness.

What are YOU grateful for?

Keep Calm and Read On!

Becky Flansburg



Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg is an author, freelance writer, and project manager for the non-profit online children’s literacy initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day/ #ReadYourWorld. Join the celebration! Our 9th annual celebration will take place on January 28, 2022. For more information, visit Multicultural Children’s Book Day on the web.


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