Eight Picture Books About Winter

There’s a chill in the air and ice and snow on the ground. Winter is in full swing! So today I’m rounding up a few of my favorite winter-themed picture books.

Cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa and check out these fun reads that the whole family will love!

cold-snapCold Snap by Eileen Spinelli and Marjorie Priceman

owl-moonOwl Moon by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr

perfect-dayA Perfect Day by Carin Berger

the-mittenThe Mitten by Jan Brett

charley's first nightCharley’s First Night by Amy Hest and Helen Oxenbury

no-two-alikeNo Two Alike by Keith Baker

snowy-dayThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Stranger-in-the-WoodsStranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick

What are your favorite wintertime reads?


  1. We like One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth. I recommended it on Story Snug last week.

  2. The Mitten and Owl Moon are two of my all time favorites! So glad you included them here. Great list!

  3. This is a great list! We haven’t read A Perfect Day or Charley’s First Night yet. I think my so will really like them. One of our favorites is Red Sled by Lita Judge. I would be interested in hearing what you think of it!

  4. I absolutely adored The Mitten when I was little & I still have my copy! 🙂

  5. LOVE your list. The Snowy Day and Owl Moon are favorites of ours!

  6. I’ve been looking for some more great winter books! I’m going to check these out from our library! We read Cold Snap a few days ago, and we loved it so much that I wrote about it here: http://sunlitpages.blogspot.com/2013/01/kidpages-cold-snap-by-eileen-spinelli.html

  7. A lovely selection. I agree with Catherine, One Snowy Night is beautiful.

  8. “No Two Alike” sounds like it might be a good book for my twins (who are dealing with looking very much alike while being quite different in personality). Thanks for the recommendation!

  9. Such a rich list of stories that were read till they were ragged in our house.
    I suppose if I were to add anything else, it might be Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, and the first in the series of Toot & Puddle. Holly Hobbie’s illustrations of the wintertime parts still make me want to jump into her story and snuggle up with a couple of pigs and some pancakes.
    Why must our children grow up?? *sigh*

  10. I love how you pick a mix of newer books and old (really old) favorites! I agree with the comment above– love Raymond Brigg’s The Snowman and the video of that book with it’s gentle lilting music.

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