Winter Books & Activities

winter books for kids-read alouds for your family

Our Family Favorites

owl moon activities

Owl Moon – My absolutely favorite book to read in winter. I still love reading it.
Owl Moon Activities

Katy and the Big Snow

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Katy & the Big Snow Activities

the hat by jan brett     the mitten jan brett

The Hat by Jan Brett
The Mitten by Jan Brett

Compare & Contrast these 2 books by clicking here or here

Unit for The Mitten

Snowy Day Keats

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

mr poppers penguinsMr Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Mr Poppers Penguins Unit Study

Classic, chapter a day read aloud!

Did you know????In 1932, Richard Atwater and his wife, Florence, took their two daughters to see a documentary film about Richard E. Byrd’s Antarctic expedition. Mr. Atwater was very impressed by the movie, and he decided to write a book about the penguins from Antarctica.

When one of his daughters objected to children’s books about history, he started to write a magical story about a group of penguins, which would later become Mr. Popper’s Penguins.


Other Books You'll Enjoy

Many of these are Caldecott winners!

Geraldine’s Big Snow by Holly Keller
The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg
Little Penguin’s Tale
by Audrey Wood
Little Polar Bear Finds A Friend
by Hans de Beer
by Uri Shulevitz
Snow Bear
by Jean Craighead George
Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The Three Snow Bears
by Jan Brett
Little Penguin’s Tale
by Audrey Wood
The Big Snow
by Berta & Elmer Hader
White Snow, Bright Snow
by Alvin Tresselt


Animals in Winter

Why not start with a cool photography book introducing your family to animal life in winter? Sans and Stoick are a husband-wife team & professional photographers to boot. You’ll love these books!

Winter Friends by Carl Sans & Jean Stoick (Board Book)
Stranger in the Woods by Carl Sans & Jean Stoick
Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft (Level 1 Reading)


Books Just for Fun

Clifford’s First Snow by Bob Barkly
Curious George in the Snow by Margret Rey
Curious George Snow Day by Margret Rey
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
by Laura Numeroff
by P.D. Eastman
Fancy Nancy: There’s No Day Like a Snow Day
by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser


For Older Readers

Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
The Long Winter
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Winter Days in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *