I love introducing new seasons with read alouds. This is a fun way to preview any changes the season brings with little ones and build excitement.
Here are five winter-themed books to read aloud with your kids:
1. The Mitten
by Jan Brett
“A bestselling modern classic that has been a family favorite for over 25 years.
When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.”
2. Good Morning Snowplow!
by Deborah Bruss, illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson
“As the rest of the town settles in to bed, one man, his dog, and a trusty snowplow get ready for a night’s work. Follow them through slick roads and swirling drifts in this sweet, rhyming book by Deborah Bruss and New York Times bestselling illustrators Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson.”
3. Over and Under the Snow
by Kate Messner, art by Christopher Silas Neal
“Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow lies a secret world of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals making their winter home under the snow. This beloved nonfiction picture book exploring the subnivean zone reveals the tunnels and caves formed beneath the snow but over the ground, where many kinds of animals live through the winter, safe and warm, awake and busy, but hidden beneath the snow.”
4. Baby Loves Winter
by Karen Katz
What will Baby see?
What’s outside the window?
Look! Giant snowflakes!
Little ones will love lifting the flaps in this book to reveal a red sled, a giant snowplow, a cute furry groundhog, and everything else that Baby loves about winter! The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share.“
5. Tacky the Penguin
by Helen Lester
“Tacky’s perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.”
What are your favorite books to read aloud this winter?
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Laura Szaro Kopinski
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