Books for Snow Days

Every winter I get very excited waiting for snow. Curling up under a big blanket on a snow day is one of my favorite things to do and I enjoy sharing that experience with the boys. As a mom of four boys between two and 20, I can assure you that every book I’m about to share has been tested! If, I cannot stand to read the book, I don’t include it on the list.

Check out from the library, borrow from a friend, or shop on Amazon to have it delivered.

Best Books on Winter for Toddlers

I admit the books I have shared for toddlers are not exclusive to winter. But, where to wear your hat and seeing cute arctic animals are pretty great quality time together. Baby Beluga, Polar Bear Polar Bear What do You Hear, Blue Hat Green Hat, Press Here

Best Preschool Books about Snow

One of my preschoolers favorite books is Hello, World! Arctic Animals by Jill McDonald. He likes to learn about each animal then flip back to the first page and find the animals on the map as we read.

I’m a big fan of by The Snowman by Raymond Briggs because the entire book has no words. I let my son share with me how he interprets the images on each page.

The Mitten by Jan Brett is a silly book my son enjoys. He laughs at the ridiculous notion of these animals squeezing into a glove. We have ran around the house to see how many toys we can fill in his glove before too.

Uri Shulevitz’s Snow is a simple read that my son could quickly share back with me. I like that the little boy in the story is right and the adults are wrong.

The Snowy Day by Ezra is a fun book that had us walking with our toes out, and our toes in, and dragging our feet down the hallway to bed.

On my check out list is Katy and the Big Snow. I’ll let you know what he thinks.

Best Books for Elementary Readers for Snow

The book Agate by Joy Morgan Dey and Nikki Johnson is beautifully animated and inspired by each month’s birthstone. Not a difficultly long book, but the book has a number of words my children don’t see everyday. However, they knew their gems; thanks to Minecraft.

White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt is an older book and therefore it opened up some conversations about careers and terminology for some of our everyday items.

Robert Frost’s simple, short poem is an introduction into poetry and nicely illustrated in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

Next on our reading list is Snowflake Bentley and, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose.

Middle School

Handed our young man the Call of the Wild and asked him to tell me what he thinks…. I’ll update if he reads and shares.

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