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Winter Wonderland

As the weather gets colder, cozy up with a good book! Here are some of our favorite children’s books about winter. Click the links to place holds on our catalog or borrow in other formats from hoopla and more. You can also download a paper copy of our Winter Wonderland Bibliography.

Board Books

Biscuit’s Snowy Day (2005) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

All the Little Snowflakes (2020) by Cindy Jin

Winter Is for Snow (2013) by Robert Neubecker ; also available in picture book format 

Easy Readers

Snow (1990) by Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman

Snow Day (2020) by Margo Gates ; also available as hoopla ebook

Chicken in Mittens (2017) by Adam Lehrhaupt ; also available as hoopla ebook

Snow Hens (2016) by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Fox Versus Winter (2020) by Corey R. Tabor ; also available as overdrive ebook

Oliver & Amanda and the Big Snow (1995) by Jean Van Leeuwen                                                       

Picture Books

No Two Alike (2011) by Keith Baker

Winter Dance (2017) by Marion Dane Bauer

The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale (1989) by Jan Brett

The Three Snow Bears (2007) by Jan Brett

The Snowman (1978) by Raymond Briggs ; also available as hoopla movie

A Home in the Barn (2018) by Margaret Wise Brown

Good Morning, Snowplow! (2018) by Deborah Bruss

Snowmen at Night (2002) by Caralyn Buehner

Katy and the Big Snow (1971) by Virginia Lee Burton ; also available as hoopla ebook

One Winter’s Day (2006) by M. Christina Butler

Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic (2012) by Mônica Carnesi

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! (2003) by Lucille Colandro ; also available in our kit format and as hoopla e-audiobook

The Shortest Day (2019) by Susan Cooper

Wolf in the Snow (2017) by Matthew Cordell ; also available as overdrive ebook

Snowballs (1995) by Lois Ehlert

Winter Is Here (2018) by Kevin Henkes

Red Sled (2011) by Lita Judge

The Snowy Day (1962) by Ezra Jack Keats ; also available as hoopla e-audiobook, hoopla movie, overdrive ebook, and overdrive video

The Little Snowplow (2015) by Lora Koehler

Here Comes Jack Frost (2009) by Kazuno Kohara

A Day So Gray (2019) by Marie Lamba ; also available as overdrive ebook

Winter Cats (2019) by Janet Lawler; also available as hoopla ebook

Little Red Gliding Hood (2015) by Tara Lazar

Lines (2017) by Suzy Lee ; also available as hoopla ebook

Tacky the Penguin (1988) by Helen Lester

Got to Get to Bear’s! (2018) by Brian Lies ; also available as eReadIllinos ebook

Froggy Gets Dressed (1992) by Jonathan London ; also available as hoopla e- audiobook

Over and Under the Snow (2011) by Kate Messner ; also available as hoopla ebook, hoopla e-audiobook, eReadIllinois ebook, and overdrive ebook

Wintercake (2019) by Lynne Rae Perkins

When the Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall (2019) by Jean Reidy

Blizzard (2014) by John Rocco

Snow (2008) by Cynthia Rylant

Before Morning (2016) by Joyce Sidman ; also available as hoopla ebook

Brave Irene (1986) by William Steig ; also available as hoopla ebook

Winter is the Warmest Season (2006) by Lauren Stringer ; also available on tumblebooks

The Snowbear (2017) by Sean Taylor

Mouse’s First Snow (2005) by Lauren Thompson

White Snow, Bright Snow (1988) by Alvin Tresselt ; also available as hoopla ebook

Bear Snores On (2002) by Karma Wilson ; also available as hoopla e-audiobook1, hoopla e-audiobook2, and hoopla movie

Owl Moon (1987) by Jane Yolen ; also available as hoopla e-audiobook

Fiction

Twelve Kinds of Ice (2012) by Ellen Bryan Obed ; also available as hoopla audiobook

Brian’s Winter (1996) by Gary Paulsen ; also available as eReadIllinois ebook, eReadIllinois e-audiobook, overdrive ebook, and overdrive e-audiobook

Snow Day (2016) by Jessie Haas

Pee Wee & Plush (2002) by Johanna Hurwitz

The Fast and the Frozen (2014) by Geronimo Stilton

The Mystery in the Snow (1992) by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; also available as hoopla ebook and hoopla e-audiobook

Nonfiction

The First Day of Winter (2005) by Denise Fleming

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder (2009) by Mark Cassino with Jon Nelson ; also available as hoopla ebook, eReadIllinois ebook, overdrive ebook, and tumblebook

Snow (2021) by Harriet Brundle ; also available as hoopla ebook

Best in Snow (2016) by April Pulley Sayre

Curious about Snow (2016) by Gina Shaw

A Bed for Winter (2000) by Karen Wallace

Penguins! (2009) by Anne Schreiber ; also available as hoopla ebook

Snowflake Bentley (1998) by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; also available as hoopla e-audiobook1 and hoopla e-audiobook2

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (2001) by Robert Frost

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold (2014) by Joyce Sidman ; also available as hoopla ebook

En Español

Tú Puedes Hacerlo, Sam! (2003) por Amy Hest, traducido por Alberto Jiménez Rioja

Un Dia de Nieve (1992) por Ezra Jack Keats

El Pinguino Taky (2001) por Helen Lester, traducido por Yanitzia Canetti ; también disponible como eReadIllinois e-book

Los Pingüinos (2015) by Anne Schreiber ; también disponible como hoopla ebook