Our Favorite Children’s Winter Books {book sets}

winter books

Lucy has been begging for the winter books to come out. I usually make a big deal and switch the seasonal books out on the first day of the new season, but she was just so excited, I couldn’t make her wait any longer. So last night I switched out the fall books for the winter books while she was in bed asleep. She woke up this morning and ran straight to them! And now that this is the first time she’s seen the winter books since she’s become an independent reader, she’s been sitting by them reading each and every one! (The only drawback to this surprise was it resulted in a difficult battle trying to get her ready for school. And so I will note that as a future lesson for myself~ don’t switch the books out on a school night!)

Here are some of our favorites from our winter book collection~ (with commentary by Lucy, age 4, in green)~


by Gerda Muller

“It shows you what you do in the winter.”

We have the Gerda Muller books for each season and love them! As like the others, the winter book has no text allowing for so many possibilities when reading this story. The illustrations are full of fun, active things that can be done in winter.
The Story of the Snow Children

by Sibylle von Olfers

“It’s about these little angels and a princess that live in a magical land. And a little girl gets to go visit them.”

A perfect little make-believe story of a girl visiting a beautiful snow kingdom!

Flannel Kisses

by Linda Crotta Brennan

“It has rhyming. And it tells you about winter time.”

We fell in love with the summer equivalent of this story, Marshmallow Kisses, so we had to get the winter one! I love how the concise text still conveys so much (Lucy loves how it rhymes~ it’s fun to read.) The illustrations are great too!

The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

“I really like Peter. I’ve seen other Peter books, and I love them. Peter really wanted to go outside to play in the snow. He made snow angels, made a snowman, and climbed snow mountains. Peter tried to keep the snow in his pocket, but it melted.”

This is an old favorite! I can remember Lucy being enthralled with this story when she was 2. She always loved the part where Peter would make footprints in the snow and we’d pretend we were also making footprints while we were reading along. (As a matter of fact, she loved it so much, we made the story out of felt pieces to go with our felt board.) This story is perfect to practice retelling.

The Hat

by Jan Brett

“I love The Hat.  It’s about when a porcupine finds this stocking, and he puts his nose inside and it sticks on him! Wow, how silly he is!”

Another cute book (of course, aren’t all of Jan Brett’s books cute?). I love the additional illustrations she puts on the pages that give you clues as to what’s coming next.

~Some books on our Winter Wish List~

I’ve got these books on our wish list for Christmas. I think they will be our next additions! Have any of you read these yet?
No Two Alike

by Keith Baker


by Cynthia Rylant

Please share some of your favorite winter books! As usual, we are always looking to add to our collection!

If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in these previous posts~
1. Our Favorite Books to Read Year Round
2. Learning to Read
3. Bookshelves from IKEA Spice Racks
4. Homemade Felt Boards and Stories
5. Our Favorite Christmas Books
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8 Responses to Our Favorite Children’s Winter Books {book sets}

  1. Amy says:

    This is a great list, and I love that you have some space set aside just for the seasonal books. We need to do that!

    One of our favorite wintertime books is Katy and the Big Snow. My boys love the idea of having so much snow that it covers everything in an entire city! 🙂

    • buggy & buddy says:

      I don’t know that book yet. So excited to check it out! Lucy loves any book about snow since we don’t get any here. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. What a wonderful list! Thanks for sharing. We haven’t read The Hat, but we read The Mitten. Jan Brett does some great books. 🙂

  3. Natalie says:

    This is an awesome list. One of our favorite winter books is called Little Bear’s Special Friend about the friendship between a Bear (that is, strangely, awake) and a snowman. It’s cute.

  4. These are great choices. I love Sibylle von Olfers’ illustrations. Thanks for linking up at The Children’s Bookshelf.

  5. Nice list! We love Snowman at Night right now.

  6. Sugar Aunts says:

    We are always looking for new books, love the themes! Thanks for linking up on Share it Saturday!

  7. Sugar Aunts says:

    Thanks for sharing on Share It Saturday! We just checked out a bunch of Winter books from our local library. It is so much fun to pull out a bunch of themed books!

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