Welcome the season of hot cocoa and bonfires with Picture Winter Books for Kids. These books will bring warmth to the frosty season and keep your kids mindfully and happily engaged.
Irrespective of whether it snows where you live or not, these wintertide reads are sure to warm up your kids and you! From cute picture books for preschool children to chapter books for promising readers, there is a book for every child in this list.
- Picture Winter Books For Toddlers
- Winter Picture Books for Pre K
- Best Winter Books For Kindergarten
- Winter Boots For 6 year old & Above
These toasty Winter Books for Kids double up as a wonderful family winter read alouds that will have everyone snuggling together and making everlasting memories.
Picture Winter Books For Toddlers
A picture is worth a thousand words! This couldn’t be more true for toddlers. Children at this stage are keen observers and learn plenty from visual clues.
These little visual learners love looking at pictures and making sense out of them. While they might be just guessing as to what is going around in the picture book, there is no reason for parents and caretakers should be concerned.
Adding winter-themed books to your toddlers’ library will help them understand frosty landscape while building love for books and reading in general.
1. A Little Book About Winter
Kick-start your winter reading with this beautiful picture winter book for toddlers. Your toddlers are sure to pick a lot of information and ask you a zillion questions looking at the pictures of three cute mice out-and-about their winter adventure.
2. Little Owl’s Snow
Another lovely addition to the Little Owl’s family, this winter picture book is wondrous. Join the little owl as it uncovers the signs of winter.
The author and illustrator, Divya Srinivasan, captivates her audience yet again with her stunning illustrations.
Quick Tip: Pair these books with Cool Winter Facts for Kids.
3. Little Snowflake
Charm your toddlers with this winter picture book that packs in a punch! Besides eye-catching illustration, its clever story incorporates educational elements in a fun way to get your little ones learning a tonne!
Did you know that Wood frog of North America freezes during winter and thaws back to life in spring? Crazy but true!
Check out more Amazing Animal Fun Facts that will astound your kids and you!
4. The Mitten
This book by Jan Brett brings alive the magic of the Ukrainian folktale. Beautifully narrated with equally splendid pictures, this is a modern classic winter book for young kids that your tot would want you to read to them over and over again.
5. Dr. Seuss’s Winter Things
What could be better than Dr Seuss’s take on winter things! “Dr. Suess’s Winter Things”encompasses all the charms and joys of the wintertide season. A great book to club with winter activities for kids, this silly story is sure to get kids excited.
6. Ten On The Sled
What a fun take on the classic number rhyme – Ten in the bed! This rhyming, silly winter book is just the right book to add to your winter-theme math unit.
Cute winter animals and fun rhyming make this book a hit with younger audiences. You will have your kiddo singing to it in no time!
7. The Poky Little Puppy’s Wonderful Winter Day
Poky Little Puppy’s winter adventure is sure to delight toddlers. Much like the other books in the series, this one too is a classic and much fun to read with kids.
8. Biscuit’s Snowy Day
This is a cute winter book about a puppy’s snowy adventures. Simple story and pleasing illustrations make it a perfect addition to your toddler’s library.
9. Winter Wonderland Sound Book
Make your picture winter books come to life with the cute winter sounds.
A great way to engage your child’s senses, this multi sensory book is pure delight and a warm addition to winter books for toddlers who live in warmer regions, where these sounds and sights are nowhere to be found.
10. No Two Alike
Follow the birds in this charming book as they explore the winter wonderland where nothing from birds to snowflakes are alike.
Packed with beautiful illustrations and simple text, this book will enchant your toddler.
11. Winter Dance
This is a beautiful story of how animals prepare themselves for the winter. Everyone seems to have a plan and advice for the fox but none that pleases the fox.
At last Fox does meet someone who has the perfect advice for him. Marion Dane Bauer – the Newberry Award winning author enchants his readers yet again!
Winter Picture Books for Pre K
Preschoolers are ready to explore wordier books that are simple, have captivating illustrations and easy to fathom.
Make the best of these learning years by including age-appropriate books that will not only strengthen their grip on literacy but also widen their minds.
These winter reads make a perfect companion on a snowy day and are just the right way to keep little minds buzzing during winter break.
Quick Tip: Pair these reads with Winter STEM Activities for Kids for hands-on learning.
12. The Snowy Day
Any list of winter books for Pre K is incomplete without this classic winter picture book. A heartwarming book, this book brings home not only a wondrous story but also representation and inclusivity.
13. The Biggest Snowman Ever
If your children have enjoyed The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, they are certainly going to love this delightful story!
There is a snowmen contest in town and Clayton and Desmond are determined to make the BIGGEST snowman but it ain’t always easy. Cleverly written, it delivers a great message on collaboration and teamwork.
Sure to excite children to try making biggest snowman! And in case, it does not snow where you live, don’t worry! Try this easy fake snow recipe and let your kids get down to making their very own biggest ever snowman!
14. Winter Is Here
Immerse into the beautiful landscape of wintertide with this sweet story. This classic winter read aloud details the season’s characteristics from the viewpoint of preschool kids and does a great job at defining winters for little minds.
Coming from Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, this book is a pure delight.
15. Winter in the Forest
Follow the two raccoons and uncover the winter mysteries the forest keeps with this cute lift-the-flaps book. Every page packs a little surprise to excite young readers and keep them hooked.
16. A Blessing For a Winter’s Child
This is a one of a kind winter picture book for preschool that showers blessings on children born in winter months and celebrates the individuality & uniqueness of each child.
An enchanting read that warms-up the hearts of its readers, it packs Stunning watercolour illustrations and soulful poetic phrases that makes it a soulful read.
17. Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter
A great book to help preschool and young children contrast and compare the seasons, “Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter” is an educational book that helps kids identify signs as autumn rolls into winter.
Easy to understand conversational style coupled with pretty illustrations make this a perfect book for preschoolers.
18. All Around Bustletown: Winter
Another one from the Bustletown series, this one is our personal favourite. Perfect for a younger audience, this beautifully illustrated book depicts how winters take over the Bustletown.
From people budding up for the chilly season to getting ready for Christmas, this book lists numerous everyday details of the season.
Related: Also check out these glorious Christmas Books for Kids. Sure to delight your kids, they make for thoughtful Christmas gifts.
19. The Story of the Snow Children
Get ready to be transported to the magical world of snow children! We bet after reading this book, your children will see snowflakes in a new light.
This classic winter book for preschool & young kids is both magical and lovely!
20. Winter Walk In The City
This winter book for preschoolers is an absolutely stunning book that walks its readers through different winter holidays.
Mindfully designed for the younger age group, each page features a number and a beautiful narrative to go with it.
Perfect for families for who practise multiple faiths and parents who wish to raise inclusive kids.
21. Snowmen At Night
A delightful winter book, “Snowmen At Night” is charming at its best! Its clever plot makes kids wonder if the snowmen (or snow angels) that they build during the day come alive at night! A great, fun read to explore the secret life of snow sculptures.
22. Here Comes Jack Frost
This is a story about a boy who gets lonely as winter approaches! Seems like everyone is away with no one to play with. The season appears gloomy but then he meets Jack Frost and a new friendship blossoms.
23. Wolf in the Snow
Winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal, Wolf in the Snow is a heart-warming tale of a girl and a wolf cub lost in the snow.
This almost-wordless winter story for kids leaves readers believing in the power of kindness and bravery.
Best Winter Books For Kindergarten
Delight your kindergartener with these charming winter-themed books that are great for winter read alouds as well! Perfect to club with hot cocoa on a chilly evening, these books pack wonderful stories that will keep your kindergarten kids warm and having fun.
24. The Fairies of The Frost
This beautiful winter book for kids is packed with lovely illustrations and an equally magical story.
In this rhyming winter book for kids, each fairy comes from a diverse origin and has her own charm. Highly recommended!
25. Hibernation STEM Journal
Introduce your children to the science of hibernation with the hands-on way. Loaded with information, hibernation activities, worksheets & crafts, this e-book is perfect for your budding ecologist.
26. Snowflakes in Photographs
You will absolutely adore this book!
Unearth the magic of snowflakes and admire their beauty with this book that features one of nature’s most beautiful and unique creations – Snowflake.
27. Sneezy The Snowman
This fun winter story will have your little ones giggling with delight. Sneezy, the snowman is cold and nothing seems to work.
But the kids know the trick to fix him! Hilarious, this fun winter book for kindergarten will have your kids rolling with laughter.
28. Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story
Packed with heart-warming illustrations and facts about the winter sleep of animals, this kindergarten winter book doubles up as an educational read.
It is a story of a young boy, staying with his grandmother, who discovers the science behind seasons. Sure to elevate your child’s curiosity and get them observing the subtle signs of winter.
29. A Day So Gray
This is a wonderful story to nurture gratitude and help children see the half glass full.
An ever-discontented girl only manages to see the dullness of winter months till her friend asks her to have a more mindful look. A must add to your kid’s winter books.
30. Little Red Gliding Hood
This fractured fairy tale is a great twist to the classic story. Little Red is a skating enthusiast and in search of a partner.
But who is going to skate with her? Witty and charming, this kindergarten winter read will have your children (and you!) amused and pleasantly surprised!
31. Dear Yeti
Gear-up for the best winter adventure with Dear Yeti. A lovely tale of adventure, kindness and friendship, Dear Yeti will certainly please kindergarteners.
32. Freddie The Farting Snowman
This is a hilarious winter read for some serious fun! Freddie The Farting Snowman will have you and your kids laughing out loud!
33. Got to Get to Bear’s!
This story of friendship teaches children a great lesson on resourcefulness and grit. Chipmunk Izzy needs to go to the bear and even a blizzard cannot stop her!
A great story of perseverance, “Got to Get to Bear’s!” weaves warmth and joy.
34. Ten Ways to Hear Snow
This is a cozy story of what all beautiful, lovely things can be done on a chilly, winter day only if we really pause and listen. It is a calm, loving winter picture book for kindergarten.
35. When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods
Think winters are soundless affairs in the animal kingdom? This snowy book will take you on a forest exploration during the cold winter month and help you see the buzzing life of the winter woods.
36. Owl Moon
This beautifully illustrated book is just a perfect winter night read for kids. It is the story about a little girl who goes looking for night owls with her father.
The character portrayal and lyrical description on the North American landscape will leave you mesmerised.
37. The Shortest Day
This is a warm, lovely book about the winter solstice and the cultural practices associated with it around the world.
The story beautifully weaves science and culture together, bringing out a masterpiece.
38. Snow Globe Wishes
This pleasing snow book comes with a much needed gentle reminder to slow down, take a break from technology and the mundane business of life to cherish the joys winter brings with family. Sure to make you think and plan a fun-filled day in snow with kids & family.
Winter Books For 6 year Olds and Above
Indulge your growing readers with these fascinating Winter Chapter Books that cover an array of themes, most importantly, friendship, love and hope!
Set in the wintertide landscape, these stories will keep your children’s minds hooked and their hearts warmed! Perfect to read together with the whole family, these chapter books for kids are perfect for the season of snow and dropping temperatures.
This heartwarming book about friendship, forgiveness and empathy will leave you and your kids all warm and fuzzy inside.
Thomas misplaces his basket of dried fruits and is just too quick to presume that it is stolen. What follows next is the change of heart, forgiveness and new friendship.
40. The Return of Light
This winter book for kids 6 years and above talks about the Winter Solstice and its traditions around the globe. An insightful read, this book will surely intrigue your kids (and you!).
It is a collection of winter solstice tales that takes its readers on an exploratory journey to North America, China, Scandinavia, India, Africa, South America, Europe, and all the way to Polynesia.
41. The Little Winter Book of Gnomes
This is a perfect winter book for the entire family. Packed with Scandinavian wisdom, this book is simply a delight to read and like a balm to the soul.
Highly recommended, this winter book for kids will bring hygge in your home!
42. Odd & The Frost Giants
This fantasy winter chapter book is sure to enthral your budding reader who is deep into Nordic tales and mythology! It is an adventurous tale of a boy named Odd who must recover Thor’s hammer to save the Gods.
43. Winter of The Ice Wizard
This is a mesmerising winter chapter book for 2nd graders from Magic Tree House Merlin Missions.
Jack and Annie are on a quest to find Merlin the magician and Morgan le Fay. Racing against time, they must crack the Ice Wizard’s riddle before it is too late. Certain to keep your young reader hooked and nose deep into this thrilling book.
44. The Poet’s Dog
This beautiful, comforting story will tug at your and your child’s heart strings alike. It’s a heart stirring narrative of a beautiful companionship between two lost children and a dog!
A story of hope, love and loss, The Poet’s Dog is a mesmerising book that adults will cherish as well!
45. Miracles On The Maple Hill
A Newbery Medal winner, this is a classic winter book for kids 8 years and above that unboxes the perplexity of human emotions.
It is the story of a family who relocates from Pittsburgh to the countryside of Pennsylvania and in the process rediscovers & mends the broken spirit of the human soul.
46. The Big Snow
This Caldecott award winner is a classic winter book for kids. Get ready to be transported to a winter wonderland and greet animals, as they get ready for winters.
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