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10 Best Parade Books

I don’t think anyone is more excited about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade than me! I’m planning on dragging my family to join the other 3.5 million people and watch it live. How can I get my kids and husband excited to stand outside for 2+ hours in the freezing cold? Brainwash them! Here’s 10 books on parades that I hope will get the job done!

  • Balloons Over Broadway 1 of 10
    Balloons Over Broadway
    I bought this book the other day! Love it. Do you know who invented the giant balloons that float down the streets of NYC? Do you know why he created them? This books tells all!
    Find this book at Amazon
  • Macy’s on Parade! 2 of 10
    Macy's on Parade!
    Love that the format of this book is a pop-up. Only seems fitting for the Macy's Day Parade.
    Find this book at Strand
  • Ernie and The Big News 3 of 10
    Ernie and The Big News
    This story is about a boy named Ernie caught in a snow storm as his tries to chase a good story at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Yikes! Let's hope there won't be a snow storm when we're there. I hope this book has a happy ending!
    Find this book at Strand
  • Pippa at the Parade 4 of 10
    Pippa at the Parade
    Ok, I realize the parade in this book takes place on the Fourth of July. Not exactly the right season, but her love for the parade makes up for it. I also love that this book's illustrations show the parade from a child's point of view!
    Find this book at Amazon
  • The Great Doughnut Parade 5 of 10
    The Great Doughnut Parade
    The first line of this book is brilliant: The great parade began with a doughnut that Billy had tied to his belt with a string. How's that to set the scene? I hope my kids reenacted this book! So funny.
    Find this book at Amazon
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 6 of 10
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    This is one of the books I'll use to convince my husband that watching the Macy's parade is a historical event. I hope that works since he was a history major.
    Find this book at Amazon
  • Life: America’s Parade 7 of 10
    Life: America's Parade
    The other book I'll use to convince my husband of the historical significance of this parade. I think two books with beauiful large photographs and interesting facts might be enough to convince him this is a good idea. Right, Rob?!
    Find a used copy at Strand
  • A Pig Parade is a Terrible Mistake 8 of 10
    A Pig Parade is a Terrible Mistake
    This book is so silly and funny! I might bring it along to the parade to keep the mood light!
    Find this book at Amazon
  • Parade 9 of 10
    Does anyone do children's books better than Donald Crews? Every picture in Parade could be framed. Love love love this book.
    Find this book at Amazon
  • Milly And the Macy’s Parade 10 of 10
    Milly And the Macy's Parade
    Based on a True Story! I can already hear myself saying to my kids half way through the Macy's parade, "Kids come on! If Milly could do it, so can you!" I'll tell you how that goes.
    Find this book at Amazon

Have you ever watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live? Have any tips to share with me?

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