On a cold and blustery day, there’s not much better than snuggling up under a huge quilt with some winter books for kids.
These are some of our favorite winter books for kids. Great pictures, fun writing…grab a cup of cocoa and your fuzzy socks and try a few.
- No Two Alike by Keith Baker — the illustrations in this book are just gorgeous
- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening written by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers — more gorgeous illustrations, mostly black and white and gray with bright pops of color (and hidden animals! See if you can find them)
- The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett — a fun twist on “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”
- Owl Moon written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr — a classic, and for good reason. Beautiful.
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats — my kids always like hearing about Peter’s adventures in his city, after a snowstorm
- Snow by P.D. Eastman — a fun, silly rhyming book, and a good one for new readers
- Winter Friends by Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick — lovely photography of winter animals, paired with imaginary conversations the animals might be having
- Rabbit’s Winter Walk by Lorna Hussey — Rabbit heads out on a snowy walk, to see if he can figure out where spring is hiding
- The Snow Bear written by Miriam Moss, illustrated by Maggie Keen — a sweet story about a bear cub looking for his mother (spoiler alert: he finds her in the end. Don’t worry.)
- Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems written by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey — a fun, silly rhyming book that’s chockful of information about penguins (I learned a lot!)
- Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee — a little girl’s adventures walking around on a snowy day. Another great one for early readers
- The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett — a twist on “The Gingerbread Man.” An entire village is turned upside-down, trying to catch the sneaky little gingerbread baby. But who can actually get him?
- Big Tracks, Little Tracks written by Millicent E. Selsam, illustrated by Marlene Hill Donnelly
- Red Sled by Lita Judge
- Animals in Winter written by Henrietta Bancroft, illustrated by Helen K. Davis
Do you have a favorite winter book?
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