Guest Picks: Winter Reading List
We don’t get a lot of snow around here, but we like to cross our fingers and hope for it. Books are my kids’ biggest window into the world of snow, so I help them check out a lot from the library that give us all insight into the science of snowflakes. This is one of those books that lets you investigate snow while staying warm inside on your couch.
This looks like a nice collection of everything you ever wanted to know about winter, from holidays to traditions to favorite stories. The cover art really speaks to me, as I’d love to join a group of woodland animals around a lantern and read a story with them.
The Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out science series is one of my very favorites. The information is presented in such an enjoyable format, and I always end up learning right along with my kids. Whenever I find these books at a thrift store, I pick them up to add to my collection.
This is an inspiring true story about a man whose fascination with snowflakes becomes his lifelong passion (and contribution to science).
My kids and I love looking at photographs of real snowflakes. There are several books by this author, and we like all of them.
This is another great science option for young children who are curious about snow.
The winter landscape is beautifully depicted in this story of two birds. I love the illustrations and bright colors.
Little Critter books are favorites from my childhood, and now my kids love them just as much as I did.
Lois Ehlert has an exquisite style and manages to charm children with every book she creates. My kids and I are big fans of her books.
My two daughters are obsessed with Frozen right now, and we all enjoy the Little Golden Book editions of favorite Disney movies.
Here’s another great print version of my kids’ current favorite movie.
This is one to add to your bookshelves at home. I am not generally a fan of walking in the snow at night, but this book makes me want to take a moonlit stroll with my kids.
This is a classic, but it’s always a winner every time my kids and I read it. Keats’ illustrations are some of my favorites.
The illustrations are calling out to me on this one. It looks like the perfect icy read for a winter’s day.
What do animals do during the winter? Where do they go? This is a fun way to explore those questions. My kids have this one and enjoy it regularly.
The My First Little House series is another of my kids’ favorites. This one is a great story about making maple syrup.
I haven’t read this, but it looks like a story my kids and I would love.
This looks like a great book for younger children and toddlers. I like the bright colors and modern graphic style. I could see my kids and I reading this one over and over again.
Here’s a great choice for older readers. I’ve put this on my wish list.
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