Top Ten Best “Snowy-Day” Books for Your Kids

Since the kids can’t do as much outdoors during the snow season, Ann Holeman with King’s English Bookstore reveals the top ten best Snowy-Day Books for your kids.


Winter is the Warmest Season, Lauren Stringer

A young boy recounts all the things that make winter his favorite month including sleeping radiators waking to their dragon selves! (5 and up)

Hans Brinker, retold by Bruce Coville

This classic tale of a young boy’s braveness and determination is beautifully illustrated by Laurel Long. (5 and up)

Marja’s Skis, Jean E. Pendziwol

Illustrated in delicate pastels, the book shows young Marja and her Scandinavian family using cross country skiing as a practical method of moving about the cold and snowy North Woods. (5 and up)

The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats

This classic tale of young Peter going out to play in the snow has continued to delight generations of readers young and old. (3 and up)

An Orange in January, Dianna Hutts Aston
How does that juicy orange end up in your lunchbox on a cold winter day? This delightful tale traces the fruit’s journey from an orange blossom to your table. (5 and up)

Tacky and the Winter Games, Helen Lester
We all love the Olympics and our favorite penguin is no exception. Get ready for the upcoming games with this laugh-out-loud for young people. (4 and up)

Winter Babies Wear Layers, Michelle Sinclair Colman

A sweet board book for the youngest of readers; these simple pictures of winter fun will delight babies. (2 and up)

Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World, Juliana, Isabella, and Craig Hatkoff
Here is the true story of a newborn bear at the Berlin Zoo, abandoned by his mother and cared for by the zookeeper. (7 and up)

Danny’s First Snow, Leonid Gore

Not every bunny hibernates in winter. Danny can hardly sleep from the excitement of going out in the snow for the very first time! (3 and up)

It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing! Winter Poems, Jack Prelutsky

One of our most beloved children’s poets presents these poems, full of wit and humor, for new readers. (5 and up)


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