A cozy blanket, a good book and a warm couch are the perfect ingredients for a snuggly winter day. Books tastes change with the seasons, and winter begs for stories about Artic adventures, a snowball mishaps or a snowman who wants to play. Some of my boys favorite memories are the winter stories we return to year after year as the days shorten and the opportunity for quiet together time lengthens.
A few of our favorites, with gorgeous illustrations that should not be missed, these winter books are well worn and loved in our home.
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
With one of the best rhyming schemes in childrens literature, the mesmerizing rhythm is enchanting.
Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer
An adventurous polar bear sets off on adventure in wonderfully illustrated scenes of the Arctic tundra.
The Mitten by Jan Brett
A classic folktale told with authentic illustration.
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martine
A beautiful story of the man who proved no two snowflakes are alike.
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
A touching tale of a snowman who wants to come indoors – told only with pictures. No words are needed!
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The classic tale of the joy of the first snowfall.
Toot and Puddle: Top of the World by Holly Hobbie
Two adorable pigs enjoy the winter in Woodcock Pocket with watercolor illustrations that are suitable for framing.
Winter’s Tale: An Original Pop-Up Journey by Robert Sabuda
To describe this book as a simple “pop-ups” belies the engineering and wonder that go into each marvelous page.