Wonderful Winter is Almost Here!

By Megan W. RSS Mon, December 10, 2012

Young children can learn so much about their world through seasonal books and discussions.  With the change of the season just around the corner, why not visit your local library and check out all of our great winter-themed children’s books?  Whether you’re looking for something on snow, hibernation, a specific holiday, or just a fun story taking place in a winter setting, you’re sure to find some great reads to share with your child!  Here are just a few examples:

Winter by Ron Hirschi

Stunning photographs and lyrical language take you on a journey through nature.

Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart

Find out what happens to the animals in the woods, the insects in the garden and the creatures in the pond when the chilly weather arrives. 

Winter White by Christianne Jones

This book is part of a series on colors, and offers simplistic text, colorful illustrations, and a fun fact section.

In the Snow: Who’s Been Here? By Lindsay Barrett George

While walking in the snow, two children see signs of life all around them.

White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt

An oldie but goodie, this 1948 Caldecott Medal Winner takes the reader through a snowstorm from start to finish, highlighting different perspectives along the way.

The Hat by Jan Brett

On a cold, windy day, Hedgie finds himself a very interesting hat, which he shows to all of his animal friends. 

Snow by Uri Shulevitz

A little boy and his dog watch their town transform into a winter wonderland.


For many more choices, stop by your local branch today!


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As a native Michigander, I love snow! Thanks for a great list Megan. Another nice one is the Caldecott winner of 1998, Snowflake Bentley. It's about a scientist who studied snowflakes.
Donald - Philadelphia
Monday, December 10, 2012

As a native Michigander, I love snow! Thanks for a great list Megan. Another nice one is the Caldecott winner of 1998, Snowflake Bentley. It's about a scientist who studied snowflakes.
Donald - Philadelphia
Monday, December 10, 2012

Thanks for the great suggestion, Donald! I love the woodblock prints by Mary Azarian. This book is great for a variety of ages because even though each page has only about two sentences to a paragraph each, the vocabulary is rich and there are many facts, information and quotes on the sides that make it interesting for older kids too!
Megan - Northeast
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Good list. I'm going to try these with my two kids, ages 3 and 5.
Jim - Philadelphia
Thursday, December 20, 2012