Winter Favorites

Winter Favorites

Enjoy sharing these cozy winter books with your child!


Compiled by:
Ellen A.
Bear Snores On

Karma Wilson
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Wil)

On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.


Here Comes Jack Frost

Kazuno Kohara
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Koh)

One cold morning, a lonely boy wishes for something to do. Then someone who knows what winter is all about comes to play.


No Two Alike

Keith Baker
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bak)

Follows a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey through a winter landscape, where everything everywhere, from branches and leaves to forests full of trees, is unique.


Owl Moon

Jane Yolen
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Yol)

On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.


A Polar Bear in the Snow

Mac Barnett
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bar)

Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human... where is he going?


Snow

Uri Shulevitz
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Shu)

As snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them, and only a boy and his dog think that the snowfall will amount to anything.


The Snowman

Raymond Briggs
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bri)

A wordless story. The pictures have the hazy softness of air in snow. A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night. The boy invites him home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.


The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Kea)

The adventures of Peter, a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than this book. With its universal appeal, the story has become a favorite with millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.


The Storyteller's Candle/La Velita de los Cuentos

Lucia Gonzalez
(Espanol Juvenil - Espanol Ej Gon)

During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta.


Under the Snow

Melissa Stewart
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 591.43 Ste)

Animals in forests, ponds, and fields survive the winter and the snow by slowing down their metabolisms and resting in in such places as burrows, nests, stone fences, at the bottom of ponds, under leaves, or in the mud.


William's Winter Nap

Linda Ashman
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ash)

A cozy winter bedtime story, featuring a boy and animal characters, that touches on the concept of hibernation.


Words to Make a Friend: A Story in Japanese and English

Donna Jo Napoli
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Nap)

When a young Japanese girl moves into her new house, she is happy to see a girl her age playing in the snow just outside her window. The only problem is the Japanese girl doesn't speak English and the American girl doesn't speak Japanese. But each girl's love of the snow teaches them that they don't need to speak the same language to have fun!


You're Snug With Me

Chitra Soundar
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Chi)

A mother polar bear answers the questions of her two curious cubs about what lies beyond their cozy winter den as they wait for spring to arrive.