In the cold days of winter, there’s nothing like cozying up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. Here are some of our favorite winter themed picture books you and your family will love.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Nicki’s grandmother knits him a pair of white mittens, which he wears as he goes outside to play in the snow. But white mittens can easily be lost- – Nicki loses one, and soon the forest animals become interested in it. How many animals can fit in one mitten? Young children will find out in this charming and humorous book.
Winter on the Farm by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Young farmer boy Almanzo goes through his afternoon barn chores, and then sits down to eat a hearty farm supper with his family. In this first book about Almanzo, young readers are able to share in the warmth and joy of another Little House family and celebrate new Little House adventures.
The Berenstain Bears Winter Wonderland by Jan & Mike Berenstain
It has snowed in Bear Country and there are so many fun activities for Brother and Sister Bear to do! Join these Bear siblings in this fun, interactive book, as they go sledding, skating, and so much more.
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
A modern-day classic, Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman is a haunting look at a one-night adventure as the little boy and his snowman friend fly over field and ocean to reach the North Pole.
Mr. Putter and Tabby Hit the Slope by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like winter. But when the snow is deep outside and there’s nothing to do inside, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, pull two sleds out of the garage. The four friends head for the sledding slope for the wildest ride ever.
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Have you ever wondered about the secret life of a snowman? One morning, did you notice that his hat was droopy and his grin a little crooked? Did you ever wonder, what do snowmen do at night? This charming tale let’s you in on their magical nighttime adventures.
Curious George in the Snow by H.A. Rey
George and the man with the yellow hat enjoy watching the winter sports competition. When they stop to warm up with some cocoa, George’s curiosity about the racing equipment leads to some wild rides up and down the slopes. He creates quite a stir at the resort, and may even create a new sport!
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Katy is a big bulldozer that plows snow in the winter. But when winter comes and there isn’t much snow, all the other plows are put to use and Katy is kept in. Until one day, a great snowstorm hits and everyone in the town, including all the other snow plows, are stranded! Now, it’s up to Katy and her “chug, chug, chug” endurance to get the town moving again.
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Snow in Vermont is as common as dirt. Why would anyone want to photograph it? Snowflake Bentley is a biographical portrait of a farm boy who loved snowflakes. He loved them so much that as he grew up he learned to photograph them and share them with the world.
We hope these book recommendations are a blessing to your homeschool this winter! For more book suggestions and ideas for how to incorporate picture books into your homeschool, head here.