Winter is among us, isn’t it? Even though winter can be cold and dreary, I do enjoy cold days inside!
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Favorite Books About Winter
As always, I’ve personally read each one of these books with my own children. This is not simply a list of books for which I searched on Amazon or Google!
I will never recommend a book that I haven’t read myself.
I added my own thoughts and reasons to each book, so you can decide if it’s a good fit for you and your children.
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Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft
The Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Series is one of my all-time favorites! There are so many varied topics, and I only wish our local library carried more of them!
Animals in Winter is a Stage 1 book in this series, so it’s a bit on the younger side, but the content is excellent. Winter is described in detail, and the author explains about migration and hibernation using real-life examples. A great read!
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Mitten is such a lovely, timeless classic! Young Nicki loses one of his mittens in the snow (grandmother said so!), and we get to follow the animals and their adventures as they use the mitten for warmth and hiding – all cuddled up together!
This is the perfect mix of humor and delight for young ones!
Our favorite part of this book is the illustrations along the side of each page. Such a neat, unique perspective!
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Winter by Robert Frost
My own sweet Daddy bought me this book a couple of years ago for Christmas. I’ve adored it ever since! Make sure you find the copy with the illustrations by Susan Jeffers. They are nothing short of magnificent!
My kiddos and I memorized this poem last year, and we will work on remembering this January.
As a homeschooling mom of several with a never-ending to-do list, I often think of this line of the poem:
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep.
A great motivator!
A New Coat For Anna by Harriet Ziefert
We just love A New Coat for Anna, regardless of whether it’s frigid outside or we’re burning up in summer! It’s such a marvelous read.
If you’re a FIAR fan, there are endless possibilities for learning activities with this book.
As we watch the many steps that Anna and her mother must go through just to get Anna a coat, it’s a great opportunity to talk with our kiddos about being appreciative of what we have.
Winter is Coming by Tony Johnston
Winter is Coming is a fascinating look at one girl’s view of the fall season changing to winter. We start with the girl and her sketch pad in the month of September, moving steadily along until the snow comes in late November.
We see how the different animals of the forest understand that winter is coming – from rabbits to skunks to chipmunks to wild turkeys.
The illustrations in this book make it a wonderful read!
It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing! by Jack Prelutsky
What a fun rhyming book for the elementary crowd! These are neat poems to memorize together as a family.
In the past, my children and I have enjoyed reading one of these poems and then drawing different scenes of what the poem describes. It helps them listen intently and then their imaginations run wild! The activity makes great memories!
Winter Trees by Carole Gerber
If you and your kiddos are nature fans, then Winter Trees will be a must read! Very often, we will see trees be the focus of nature study during the fall and spring, but rarely do we see that for the winter months.
This book is a wonderful guide to encourage us in looking for the ‘skeleton’ of the tree during the winter while trees are dormant.
Each tree’s bark, shape, and characteristics are described in a fun, rhyming way.
The Snow Globe Family by Jane O’Connor
I just ordered The Snow Globe Family from Amazon. Sadly, our library only has 3 copies with 20+ people on the wait list!
I can’t wait to read it with my children, as it gets wonderful reviews! I will update here when we finish, to make sure it is a Mama Recommended title. 😉
What are YOUR favorite books about Winter?