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If you love filling your bookshelves with seasonal books, don’t miss this collection of childrens books about winter. Winter-themed fiction and nonfiction picture books!
Picture books are perfect for kids of all ages. You can use them to introduce young children to new topics. Or, you can use them to reinforce concepts with older children.
These picture books for kids are perfect for the winter months and are great for ages 3-10!
Children’s Books About Winter
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of winter themed children’s books that will help your students celebrate and learn about winter.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Snow – Follow a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother as they enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.
Sneezy the Snowman – B-R-R-R-R! AH-CHOO! Sneezy the Snowman is cold, cold, cold. To warm up, he drinks cocoa, sits in a hot tub, stands near a warm fire–and melts! But the children know just what to do to build him up again–and make him feel “just right”.
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! – This time, the old lady is swallowing everything from snow to a pipe, some coal, a hat, and more! With rollicking, rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page. And this time, there’s a surprise at the end no reader will be able to guess!
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter – As leaves fall from their trees, animals huddle against the cold, and frost creeps across windows, everyone knows―winter is on its way!
The Snowy Day – This sweet story reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter – This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring’s new growth, summer’s heat, and fall’s bounty to winter’s well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it’s time to sleep.
Blizzard – Blizzard is based on John Rocco’s childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island.
A Loud Winter’s Nap – Every year Tortoise sleeps through winter. He assumes he isn’t missing much. However, his friends are determined to prove otherwise! Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun of winter?
Owl Moon – Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.
Snow -No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.
The Snowy Nap – When winter comes, Hedgie tries to stay awake so he doesn’t miss out on all the fun his friends are having.
Winter on the Farm – Winter has come to the Wilder family farm in upstate New York. Almanzo goes through his afternoon barn chores, and then sits down to eat a hearty farm supper with his family.
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder – How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of real snow crystals in all their beautiful diversity.
What Can You See in Winter? – In Winter, children are taken on a tour of things they can see in winter including typical winter activities and changes in the natural world. Beautiful photos, very simple repeated text, high frequency and decodeable words and strong photo-to-text matching make this a perfect book for early readers to enjoy.
All About Winter Weather – It’s cold, snowy, and icy. Winter is here! Celebrate the season with with lovely photos and a simple design that beautifully support early readers.
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