Winter is here! Now is the time for hot chocolate, blankets and fuzzy socks. Enjoy all of those together on the next cold day your family is stuck in the house and read one of these great books together. Warm wishes to you all!

Picture Books

Winter Dance by Marion Bauer
A fox wonders how he should prepare for the coming winter, but what other animals advise will not work for him until another fox comes to his aid. 

Winter Lullaby by Dianne White
Geese are calling, a chilly wind is blowing, and the sky is turning gray. Winter is on its way. For Mama Bear and Small Bear, that means it’s time to tuck into their den for a long sleep. But Mouse is scurrying by, and Chipmunk is still gathering nuts beside the lake. And look at Hare and Skunk, still romping through the leaves! Why can’t Small Bear stay up, too?

Winter’s Eve: Love and Lights by Lisa Johnson
A fairy named Eve describes winter holidays and their associated rituals that humans celebrate including Diwali, Hanukkah, St. Lucia’s Day, Advent and Christmas, Los Posadas, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year.

Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman
Discover how animals stay alive in the wintertime and learn about their secret lives happening under the snow.

Bright Winter Night by Alli Brydon
In this luminous, winter-themed celebration of the joy and beauty of nature and the gift of friendship, a group of woodland creatures use items found on the forest floor to build something special together, then race off to catch a glimpse of one of nature’s most astounding wonders.

Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart
Woodchucks sleep soundly all winter long, while even on the coldest days red-spotted newts “dodge and dart, whiz and whirl” in ponds below the ice. Hidden from view, there is life under the snow.

Lucia and the Light by Phyllis Root
One winter in the Far North the sun disappears and Lucia, accompanied by her milk-white cat, braves the freezing cold and trolls who want to eat her, trying to find the sun and bring it back.

Chapter Books

Winter According to Humphrey by Betty Birney
Humphrey the hamster and the students in Mrs. Brisbane’s class get ready for the holidays and a special Winter Wonderland program.

The Sea in Winter by Christine Day
After an injury sidelines her dreams of becoming a ballet star, Maisie is not excited for her blended family’s midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up.

The Mystery in the Snow by Gertrude Warner
When the Alden children accompany their grandfather to the Snow Haven Lodge, a series of odd occurrences threaten to disrupt the annual winter games.

The Cobble Street Cousins: Special Gifts by Cynthia Rylant
Nine-year-old cousins Rosie, Lily, and Tess spend their winter vacation learning to sew with their neighbor Mrs. White and preparing for a special winter solstice dinner with Aunt Lucy and her boyfriend Michael.

Snow Foal by Susanna Bailey
When eleven-year-old Addie goes to stay with a foster-care family on a remote Exmoor farm in the midst of a very cold winter, she is full of hurt, anger and a deep mistrust of everyone around her. Until one day, when she rescues a tiny wild foal from the moorland snow and Addie discovers that perhaps she’s not so alone after all. And as adventure and unexpected friendship blossom, Addie is determined that both of them will know what is to be home again soon.