Snowy Reads for Little Ones

Don’t let the midwinter blues get you down! Curl up with the kids (and some hot cocoa!) and enjoy one of my favorite snowy reads.

Three Snow BearsThe Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

In Brett’s retelling of the classic tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a young Eskimo girl looking for her missing sled dogs stumbles upon an igloo belonging to a bear family.

The Snowy DayThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

This story of a little boy playing and exploring in the snow has been beloved for generations. This cozy read is the perfect way to wind down and warm up after your own snowy adventures.

Snowmen at NightSnowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

With rhyming text and whimsical, painterly illustrations, this story gives kids a glimpse of what their snowmen do a night. Among the snowy activities: drinking hot cocoa, ice skating, sledding, and more!

The MittenThe Mitten by Jan Brett

This classic Ukrainian folk tale, adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett, was a childhood favorite of mine. When a boy loses his mitten in the snow, a mole burrows inside it to get warm. Soon he is joined by a rabbit, an owl, and a host of other animals.


  1. Rebecca Douglass says:

    A great selection! I love Jan Brett’s illustrations. Of course, living where we do, we read books like that so the boys would have some idea what winter is 🙂

  2. I LOVE Jan Brett. She’s why I got into illustration in high school. I raved about her on my list of Christmas reads on my blog. Anyway, great list. I feel the need to get some cocoa and snuggle up with a book now.

  3. I love The Mitten! I still have the book, the illustrations are so pretty! 🙂

  4. Love your list Katie! It makes me want to snuggle up!! (And we do have the snow for it!)

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