It’s not snowing where I live right now, but the air is changing. It is sure getting cold and I find myself layering up more and more each day. I miss the warm summer and fall days of going on walks and playing outside, but I love cuddling on the couch and reading stories all day. These 8 children’s books are perfect stories to tell as we prepare for the winter months and snowstorms that may come in the near future.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats-This classic follows a little boy who explores the wonder of snow for the first time.
Snow by Uri Shulevitz-I love this short story about a boy who is watching a snowstorm as it begins. It starts with just a few flakes, but by the end of the book the whole city is covered in snow. I love the boys belief and joy in the snow that is coming from the very beginning. It is so enjoyable to read.
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin-I love learning new things about people or historical events through children’s stories, and this is the perfect story about the life of Wilson Bentley. He spent all his life photographing snowflakes because he thought they were so beautiful and he wanted to share it with others. It is an inspirational and interesting story.
Winter is Coming by Tony Johnston-I love this beautiful story about how winter comes slowly through the months of September through December. The writing is lovely and the illustrations are gorgeous.
Snowbots by Aaron Reynolds-This is a really fun story about a robots city who woke up to a snowstorm and the fun everyone had playing in it. It is a cute and silly story.
Blizzard by John Rocco-I really love this book about a real story about a young boy who experienced a Blizzard that left people homebound for about a week. I love this story because we experienced a similar snowstorm last winter and it was such a unique and fun experience.
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen-Owl moon is one of my favorite books to read aloud. It is beautiful and peaceful and makes me want to go owling with my dad.
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs-This wordless book is a classic as well. It is a fun story to create and it is always fun to read a book I remember looking at as a child.