With the snow covering the ground, now is the perfect time for two things . . . sledding and hot chocolate. Not at the same time of course. Below you’ll find over 15 winter books for preschoolers to accompany that hot chocolate.
When the snow starts to fall around here, the kids grab their snow gear and head outside as soon as they wake up. It is a tradition in our home to have hot chocolate when coming inside from playing in the snow after they get their wet clothes, gloves, hats, and boots put away (unexpectedly stepping in a wet puddle is a mood wrecker, am I right??).
Once the wet things are put away, we wrap up in blankets or robes, grab some good books, and sip our hot drinks.
The books listed below are some that my children have loved to read in the winter time.
Animals in Winter – This fun book talks about different animals that migrate, hibernate, gather or hunt during the winter to survive. The story helps younger kids understand how animals adapt to the changing winter temperatures. It also has a section at the end that talks about different ideas on how you can feed animals (birds, squirrels) in the winter.
The Thing About Yeti’s – This one is so cute! It talks about all the things yetis love about winter, BUT they miss summer sometimes too. It’s very relatable for kids who are cooped up in the winter.
Let It Snow – From building snowmen to drinking hot chocolate by the fire’s warm glow, Let It Snow celebrates wonders of winter!
The Mitten – This classic is one of our wintertime favorites! When a child drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger, and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.
My Snowman,Paul – Paul is a fun-seeking snowman who loves going on adventures with friends. In this book, Snowman Paul and Dan become best friends in an adventure-filled winter wonderland. This book teaches your little ones the valuable lessons of true friendship and courage.
Winter Dance – This is a beautiful book with very tender illustrations of nature and animals.
The Snowy Day – This classic records the adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Tracks in the Snow – This delightful tale is sure to capture the interest of your littles! The illustrations are beautiful and the story is fun.
Dream Snow – Just like the other Eric Carle classics, your littles will love this fun story about Christmas and a farmer.
Snowmen at Night – If your children have ever built a snowman, they’ll get a kick out of this book! You get an inside peek at what snowmen (and snowwomen!) do at night.
The First Day of Winter – Alive with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first ten days of winter bring special gifts for a special friend. This cumulative tale will have children chanting along as they discover all the trimmings needed for the most perfect snowman ever!
Pizza Pie Snowman – This funny story is a great one to read over and over with your little ones!
Winter is Here – Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Through the preparations for winter, your children will enjoy funny rhymes and beautiful illustrations.
The Animals Winter Sleep – This awesome bedtime story describes how 13 North American animal species—such as black bear, ermine, pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grouse—survive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow – This one is pure nonsensical fun. We all need a little of that now and then, right?
Over and Under the Snow – Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow lies a secret world of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals making their winter home under the snow. This book reveals the tunnels and caves formed beneath the snow but over the ground, where many kinds of animals live through the winter, safe and warm, awake and busy, but hidden beneath the snow.
Well, there you have it! Over 15 fun Winter Books for Preschoolers. You’re sure to find some new family favorites, as well as classics in the above list.
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