All this cold weather has me thinking about mugs of hot chocolate and fuzzy socks. But one of my favorite things about winter is reading all the adorable winter books for preschool age children.
I’ve read some beautiful picture books and written children’s book reviews for some adorable stories over my years of blogging.
While I’ve read a LOT of winter books, I haven’t read them all, so please leave me your recommendations in the comments so I can check them out.
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My Favorite Winter Books for Preschool and Beyond
As winter gets closer, Fox is wondering what he should do. He gets advice from other animals, but none of it is right for him until he meets another fox. Together, the two foxes dance with the falling snow.
It’s a quiet reminder that not all people/animals are the same, but there’s a potential friend out there for everyone if you’re willing to look for them.
There’s a good reason this book has become a modern classic. It’s beautiful. From the cut paper illustrations to the urban setting to the quiet story of a boy enjoying a day in the snow.
You’d think that after so many years, a book would lose its charm, but this one has stood the test of time. My toddler loves it and it’s a must-have for your stack of winter books.
When Mina is stuck inside on a dull, gray day, she decides to make use of her crayon and create a snowy world full of imagination and beauty. She makes new friends and discovers the magic of creativity.
If you have a little artist in your family, you will want to put Mina’s White Canvas on your “winter books to read” list.
Can you find the yeti in this adorable picture book? Humor, adventure, and searching for the hidden yeti on each page make No Yeti Yet a delight to read with kids.
Two little boys decide to go on a yeti hunt. Along the way, they discuss what a yeti looks like, smells like, and sounds like, but meeting a real yeti is a much different experience than either of them anticipated.
This book is super cute and is a wintertime reading staple in my house. I can’t even count how many times I’ve read this to my kids!
Yetis love winter, that’s a fact. But the thing is, sometimes even yetis get tired of being cold.
On those days when you just can’t get warm and you’re itching for spring to arrive, pull this book out and read it with your kids. Besides having the cutest illustrations on the planet, it’s a beautifully written story about a young yeti dreaming of spring.
If the illustrations don’t sell you on this book, nothing will. The pictures are full of goofy, hilarious snowmen performing various acts of tomfoolery and shenanigans.
Other than being a laugh-out-loud picture book, it’s also an interesting counting book. Each page adds up the snowmen in the picture until it gets to ten, then starts counting down again. But the tricky thing is, there are exactly 100 snowmen in this book.
Super cute and a ton of fun to read. Add this one to your winter books reading stack!
And speaking of hilarious snowmen. We can’t leave this one off the list!
I read this book several years ago and instantly fell in love with it. An alternate title could be The Secret Life of Snowmen.
Haven’t you always wanted to know what snowmen do at night when you’re not watching? I know I sure have.
What are your favorite winter books? Let me know in the comments!
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