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A new season provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce new books to kids. These winter books include great illustrations and cute story lines. They touch on all parts of winter – snow, hibernation, snowmen, and winter animals.
I love to keep a basket of themed books available for my kids at all times. This book basket sits next to my fireplace where my kids see it daily. I frequently find them curled up with a book and blanket next to the fire.
Fiction Winter Books
Woodland creatures explore a lost mitten in this Jan Brett classic.
Hedgie wants to stay awake so he won’t miss out on fun winter activities.
This is a cute arctic twist on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
The mayor of Mouseville has announced a snowman contest. Two mice use teamwork to build a huge snowman.
Sneezy the Snowman has a cold and needs his friends to help him find a way to get warm without melting.
This winter book for kids contains almost no words – allowing the child or adult to make up the story based on picture clues. This is fantastic for pre-readers because they can be fully engaged in the book.
This silly story features the Old Lady who swallowed a fly in a winter setting. The rhyming text is a hit with young children.
A young boy and his dog notice a few snowflakes falling. Despite naysayers, they believe it will become a full snow storm.
A sweet tiny family lives inside of a snow globe. They hope that someone will shake up the globe so they can enjoy their snowy wonderland.
Fans of Mike the steam shovel will love this story. A blizzard has fallen and Katy the tractor needs to help the town.
Kevin Henkes sums up the best parts of the season in Winter is Here.
Nonfiction Winter Books
Join Ms. Frizzle’s class as they learn how snow is made.
The Magic School Bus transforms into a bear to help the class learn about hibernation.
Read all about snow – how it is made, crystal formations, and more.
This beautiful picture explores winter above ground as kids play and below ground as animals hibernate.
Read about the helpful and dangerous sides of snow with this Let’s Read and Find Out Science book.
What happens to animals in the winter? How do they survive the harsh conditions?
Read about the science of snow and the history of major snow storms in this Smithsonian book.
Kids can learn about the winter solstice with this cute book about the shortest book of the year.
What are your favorite winter books?
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