Books about: Snow and Winter

Winter Books

Red Sled by Lira Judge
This is a mostly wordless book, but the illustrations tell the story. After a little girl leaves her sled outside, some animals find it and proceed to have a wonderful time. The illustrations are wonderful and this book is sure to get a laugh out of any child!

The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader
This story follows all kinds of animals at the start of winter and mentions whether they hibernate or migrate. Then there is a big snow and the story shows how the animals come out of hiding and look for food. At the end the animals a shown eating food that some people put out at their house. It’s kind of long, but the story shows so many different kinds of animals and tells about their habits.

Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story by David A Johnson
This book is entirely onomatopoeia (words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. Such as buzz, squish, slam). There’s a big storm and the illustrations go from the snow falling, to the snow plow driving down the street, all the way until the little boy leaves on the bus for school. The illustrations are just wonderful, and the lack of story lines leads to lots of imaginative story. The onomatopoeia just adds to the stories!

Mama, Will It Snow Tonight? By Nancy White Carlstorm
In this story there is a baby fox, a baby rabbit, and a little girl, all who ask their mothers “will it snow tonight?”. Throughout the book the mothers say ‘no’ as they prepare for the snow. It’s neat to see the parallel through the 3 young ones and the mothers who prepare.

Oh! by Kevin Henkes
The cute story of animals and kids playing out in the snow all day long!  I love Kevin Henkes and this book does not disappoint!

The Last Polar Bear by Laura Geringer
This is the story of a boy who is approached by a polar bear and thinks he is being asked to follow the polar bear.  When he does he realizes that the climate change it causing the polar bears to die and that he (and his village) are responsible for the last polar bear).

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
This is one of my absolute favorite stories.  We actually own this book which has 4 wonderful stories from Burton.  Katy is a bulldozer/snow plow that is very powerful.  When all the other snow plows break down Katy is sent out.  After a particularly big snow, Katy is the last snow plow left and she frees Geoppolis from the snow build up.

The Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer
There are so many wonderful books in this series that I couldn’t choose just one to link up.  Lars is a little polar bear who goes on many many adventures.  Each book has a fun story line and typically features a different animal/location.  Lars is curious to a fault, but he always manages to find his way back home!  We’ve read so many of these, and I would recommend any of them!


There are so many wonderful winter/snow books that I know I missed some great ones.  Please leave me suggestions in the comments so I can check them out!

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