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Winter has arrived, and with it comes dreams of building snowmen! Get kids excited about the winter season with a wonderful collection of snowman books for kids!
We got our first snow this weekend. I was out of town and missed it, but it put me in a winter mood! Now is the perfect time of year to read about snowmen. So, I’ve rounded up a list of 24 snowman picture books for you and your kiddos to enjoy.
Snowman Picture Books
Fill your book basket with a great collection of snowman picture book for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
Snowmen at Night – Snowmen play games at night when no one is watching.
Stranger in the Woods – Forest animals, awakened by the birds’ warning that there is a stranger in the woods, set out to discover if there is danger and find, instead, a wonderful surprise.
The Twelve Days of Winter – It’s wintertime! That means it’s the season for mittens, snow, and twelve days of surprises. In this high-energy, school-loving class, the teacher introduces a new winter activity every day. Three penguins—Antarctic fun! Four weather words—brrrr! And twelve treats for tasting—YUM!
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow – Rhyme follows rhyme as layer after layer of winter clothing (“bunchy and hot, wrinkled a lot, stiff in the knee, and too big for me!”) is first put on and then taken off to the relief of the child bundled inside.
Snowmen at Play – The cool, lovable Snowmen are back in this brand-new sticker activity book, packed with fun things to make and do. Readers can help the Snowmen sit differences, make their way through mazes, create doodles, finish sticker puzzles, and much more. This bright, busy, book will spark imaginations and creativity and is perfect for holiday vacations.
Snow Party – If the first snow falls on the first day of winter, the snow men, snow women, and snow children come out for a special party. The festivities include food, dancing, singing, and some surprises!
Snowballs – Pull on your mittens and head outside with Lois Ehlert for a snowball day! Grab some snow and start rolling. With a few found objects, like buttons and fabric and seeds, and a little imagination, you can create a whole family out of snow.
Pip & Squeak – Far from home, Squeak sees that Pip has left their gift behind. Oh, no! Squeak is mad. Pip is in a pickle. They are late already, and deep snow is everywhere! How will Pip and Squeak ever find the perfect present for their friend Gus?
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”.
The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and work, but their snowmen just aren’t big enough.
The Snowman – A wordless story. The pictures have “the hazy softness of air in snow. A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night.
Snowmen All Year – In this lighthearted, funny follow-up to the previous Snowmen bestsellers, our young narrator dreams of a non-melting snowman friend who joins him for all of the year’s events. They ride a roller coaster together, dive into a swimming pool in the summer, watch the Fourth of July fireworks, and trick-or-treat on Halloween.
Frosty the Snowman – Everyone’s favorite snowman with a magic hat, a button nose, and eyes made out of coal comes to life on Christmas every year.
Snowbaby Could Not Sleep – Unable to get Snowbaby to fall asleep on a snowy winter night, Snowpapa and Snowmama decide that a more creative solution than counting snowflakes is needed.
The Smiley Snowman – Small Fox, Little Bear, and Fluff Bunny have a great time building a huge, smiley snowman out of fresh snow. And they have even more fun playing with their new snowman friend all afternoon. But when they return the next morning, their snowman looks all shivery and his happy smile is gone! What went wrong?
Snowmen at Work – Ten years ago, on the publication of Snowmen at Night, we discovered the secret lives of snowmen. While we humans sleep, the snowmen go sledding, play baseball, and drink cocoa. But now it’s revealed that snowmen don’t just play all night–they have jobs to do, just like the parents of human kids
A Really Good Snowman – On the day of the big snowman-building contest, Jack goes to join Angie and Melden in the park, with his tag-along little sister, Nancy, sticking to him like glue. Nancy loves to help Jack, but her “help” can be disastrous, so he’s relieved to find that the rules say no more than three to a team. Then he sees that this time Nancy is the one who needs help, and to his own surprise, he pitches in . . . and enjoys it!
Snowzilla – Cami Lou and her brother build the biggest, hugest, most mammoth snowman the world has ever seen. It’s Snowzilla! The snowman becomes an instant sensation, and tourists pour into the small town. But not everyone is impressed. Some say the giant snowman brings giant problems.
Snowman in Paradise – We all know what happens the night before Christmas, but have you heard the story of the day after Christmas?
Heart of a Snowman – Very Christmas Eve, a boy named Owen builds the very best snowman he can, only to see it melt away on Christmas Day. There must be a way to make it last, he thinks.
Splat the Cat and the Snowy Day Surprise – When Splat wakes up to learn that today is a snow day, he’s super excited about all the things he and Seymour are going to do. They go sledding, build a fort, and at the end of the day, Splat and Seymour make the best snowcat ever in this fun-filled lift-the-flap storybook.
Snowman Magic – When George stays home from school for a snow day, he finds himself staring out the window, bored. But when he sees the beautiful white slopes in his yard, he gets himself dressed to face the cold weather. George starts rolling the snow into balls and assembling them into a snowman. After his snowman is made, something unexpected happens! How long will George’s enchanted fun with his new friend last?
Snowman’s Story – One wintry day, a hat lands on the head of a newly made snowman and brings him to life. Hiding inside the hat is a rabbit, who listens to the snowman read a story to some animal friends. When the snowman falls asleep, the rabbit hops away with the book. But the snowman isn’t about to let his story—or the mischievous rabbit—get away. The chase is on!
100 Snowmen – As you count and add, watch the snowmen enjoy a snowball fight, make funny faces, play hide-and-seek— and just plain have fun. And you’ll have fun, too!
ENHANCE YOUR SNOWMAN UNIT STUDY
In addition to this fun list of snowman picture books, I’ve teamed up with some other bloggers to offer you a collection of snowman-themed activities for your homeschool and classroom unit studies. Be sure to check out these fun activities.
• Snowman Biography Book Reports – Perfect for the winter months!
• January Interactive Poetry Notebook – This interactive poetry notebook for January contains original poems covering Martin Luther King, Jr., New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year, Setting Goals, and Penguins with activities that are perfect for your January poetry station!
• Osmosis: Snowman Science States of Matter – Your students will be singing, “Science is Snow Much Fun!” after they participate in this snowman states-of-matter experiment!
• Snowman’s Secret Number – 24 winter themed task cards for adding and subtracting ten from multiples of ten, through 120.
• Snowmen at Night Literature Reading and Writing Unit – This is a short unit that accompanies the book Snowmen at Night. This unit includes before reading activities, reading comprehension questions, after reading book project, summarizing using the somebody, wanted, but, so, then strategy, and a final story writing and craftivity where students write their own story about snowmen at night and create their own snowman craft.