February 29, 2024

Cozy Winter Themed Books for Preschool Kids

Winter brings with it a cozy atmosphere, making it the perfect time to curl up with a good book.  If you’re looking for some delightful reads to share with your little ones— here are five winter-themed books that are sure to warm your heart and theirs: 

1. Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Age Range: 2 – 4 years 

In ‘Snowballs,’ acclaimed author and illustrator Lois Ehlert invites readers into a world of creativity and imagination. Through stunning collage illustrations, Ehlert crafts a winter wonderland where snowflakes transform into whimsical creatures and objects. From snow cats to snow mice, each page is filled with intricate details that capture the magic of a snowy day. ‘Snowballs’ is a delightful celebration of winter’s beauty and the joy of play. 

2. If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws! by Kim Norman and Liza Woodruff

Age Range: 2 – 4 years 

Join a lively group of animals as they frolic and play in the snow in ‘If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws!’ Written by Kim Norman and illustrated by Liza Woodruff, this charming picture book is filled with catchy rhymes and adorable animal characters. Each page invites readers to join in the snowy fun with a playful twist on the classic song ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It.’ With its engaging text and lively illustrations, this book is sure to delight young readers on snowy days. 

3. No Two Alike by Keith Baker

Age Range: 1 – 4 years 

In ‘No Two Alike,’ author and illustrator Keith Baker takes readers on a journey through a winter wonderland where no two snowflakes are alike. Through simple text and captivating illustrations, Baker explores the beauty of individuality and the wonder of nature’s creations. As two curious red birds embark on an adventure, they discover the uniqueness of each snowflake and the magic of winter’s landscapes. ‘No Two Alike’ is a timeless tale that celebrates the beauty of diversity and the wonders of the winter season.

4. Blizzard by John Rocco

Age Range: 3 – 7 years 

‘Blizzard’ by John Rocco is a picture book that captures the magic and excitement of a snowstorm. Set in 1978 during the historic Blizzard of ’78 in New England, the story follows a young boy named John who experiences the storm of a lifetime. As the snow piles higher and higher, John and his family find themselves trapped inside their house, forced to rely on their wits and resourcefulness to survive. With stunning illustrations that evoke the beauty and power of nature, ‘Blizzard’ is a heartwarming tale of resilience, community, and the bonds that hold us together even in the harshest conditions. 

5. The Mitten by Jan Brett

Age Range: 1 – 5 years 

‘The Mitten’ by Jan Brett is a beloved winter classic that tells the story of a lost mitten and the curious animals who seek shelter inside it. Set in a snowy forest, this tale follows Nicki, a young boy who loses his white mitten in the snow. As the mitten sits on the forest floor, one by one, a series of woodland animals, from a mole to a bear, squeeze into the cozy mitten to keep warm. Jan Brett’s illustrations, filled with rich detail and vibrant colors, bring this Ukrainian folktale to life in a visually stunning way.  

Engaging with these books alongside your little one will not only help them stay connected to the world around them during this winter season but also nurture a deep affection for reading and storytelling. 

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