It has been a beautiful snowy day here and I am glad we have no place to go. We can stay warm inside and read some great books. Here are some of our favorite books about snow and winter. Please leave a comment with what you enjoy reading during the winter months.
Chirri and Chirra: The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi is part of a series that can be read on its own. It was translated from Japanese by Yuki Kaneko. These two kids travel around on their bikes in a winter wonderland. They encounter animals and enjoy igloos and warm winter drinks. The illustrations are beautifully done.
Snow Happy! by Patricia Hubbell and illustrated by Hiroe Nakata is cute rhyming story of kids playing in the snow. Grandma and Grandpa join in the fun and they make a snowman and drink hot cocoa.
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and art by Christopher Silas Neal is a cute story about a little girl and her Father talking about what happens under the snow as they are skiing over the snow. The author’s note at the end of the book explains more about the different animals in the book.
Mice Skating by Annie Silvestro and illustrated by Teagan White. The illustrations are beautiful in this book. We have been binge reading everything that Teagan White has illustrated or written. Her artwork is beautiful. This cute story is about a mouse that wants to go outside and her mice friends do not want to go outside until it warms up. She goes by herself outside and begins to ice skate. She then makes gifts for her friends to wear outside and they change their mind to go outside with her.
Snow Sisters by Kerri Kokias. This is another beautifully illustrated book by Teagan White. This book is about two sisters on a snowy day. The girls spend their day in opposite ways and then end up together to enjoy the snowy day.
Snow by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by John Wallace. This author is one of my favorites that I use a lot for our homeschool books. He makes wonderful educational books. This book is great for young readers.
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlies’s Snow Day is based on the books by Ree Drummond for the I Can Read Series. This book is great for young readers. My kids love this series to find the chipmunk on every page. Charlie the dog helps find another dog hidden in the snow while the family is sled riding.
Here are some more books about winter and snow:
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder is the sixth book in the series of Little House on the Prairie books. This book makes me appreciate living in modern times where food is plentiful in the United States. The Ingalls family has little food since there is so much snow and the train cannot make it through with their supplies. It is especially fitting since the groundhog predicted another six weeks of winter, thus making it a long winter.
The Snow Globe Family by Jane O’Connor is adorable and very creative about a family in a snow globe and the family that owns the snow globe. They both want a big snow to be able to play outside. This is a favorite in our house.
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