Winter Books and Activities for Kids
We are in the midst of a blizzard so it made sense to pull out all our winter books as we are trapped inside for two days. I’m not a fan of winter themed books. You know, the books that are tagged as winter and are usually boring with a lot of hibernation going on.
I’d rather read a book that just happens to include winter but has a way of inveigling its way into my mind and heart. Books you remember long past when winter is over. These books do that for me. I remember some from my own childhood. Others have special associations. What are your favorite winter books? Please share!
Favorite Winter Books From Readers
Thank you so much to readers who offer up their very favorite winter books for kids!
Jen Fischer recommends Snow Sounds and Trouble with Trolls.
MaryAnne of Mama Smiles loves Red Sled. (Wouldn’t you know it? There are two Red Sled books. One is by Lita Judge, the other is by Patricia Thomas. I am guessing it’s the one by Patricia Thomas).
Susan Marx of Read Aloud Guide suggests Lois Elhert’s Snowballs. She says, “Engaging text and illustrations makes a snow family come alive in Lois Ehlert’s “Snowballs”. Young children learn how to make a snow family using many different objects. This book is sure to foster children’s creativity as well as encourage them to bundle up and spend fun time outside during the winter. See “Help Me Get Ready To Read” for other wintry books.www.readaloudguide.com Happy Reading Aloud!”
@granolasusan on Twitter recommends Cynthia Rylant’s Snow.
Catherine of Story Snug loves Bear Snores On and One Snowy Night.
Bernadette from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas loves Snow by P. D. Eastman.
Erica of What Do We Do All Day recommends chapter books Icefall and Breadcrumbs.
Favorite Winter Books for Kids
1. Best Winter Inner City Picture Book
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Hands down, this is our favorite winter picture book. Never has the inner city seemed more appealing. Since two of my kids spent a few years in the city, this is especially fun for us to see Brownstones and snow piled high. Life was like this during the big storm when we lived in the South End of Boston.