This morning my daughter called me to the window because she discovered a white peak that had formed over the night on our little bird feeder. It was indeed a charming sight! The fresh powdery snow sat like a small cap on the feeder. As I looked around at the snow trimming the rails of our porch, the bare trees, and the roofs of the houses behind our home, the last line of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Winter-Time” came to mind: “And tree, and house, and hill and lake / Are frosted like a wedding-cake.”
My children are especially excitable this winter because we lived in Southern Texas for three years where we had exactly one dusting of snow (emphasis on the dusting). They will finally be able to experience the joys of sledding down a hill and building a snowman taller than themselves.
Snow doesn’t need an introduction but I’ve been reading my children books about snow since they were toddlers and it has only increased their anticipation for their first big Midwest snowfall.
We have read MANY winter books over the years, but this is a list of the ones we love most. I hope these delightful books make their way into your library bag or on your bookshelf and that you enjoy them as much as we do!
The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader
Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Sleep Tight Farm by Eugenie Doyle
The Snow Globe Family by Jane O’Connor
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt
Now it’s your turn! What are your family’s favorite picture books about wintertime? Please share in the comments below.
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