10 Best Children’s Books About Snow


Where we live in Texas, it almost never snows. My kids have learned more about wintry weather from Frozen than from being frozen. And they’ve learned more about snow from Frosty the Snowman  than from making snowmen.

A list of 10 fiction and nonfiction picture books about snow, with short descriptions of each book. Stories for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged kids.

Although… last weekend we went to a local festival. The big draw? A pile of fake snow. My kids look forward to it every year. The girls insisted we take snowman parts with us.

A list of 10 fiction and nonfiction picture books about snow, with short descriptions of each book. Stories for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged kids.

They did the best they could. It was pretty slushy.

Liam joined the boys his age in throwing snowballs, and learned a lesson. Getting hit with slushy snowballs on your bare skin (because you’re only wearing shorts and a t-shirt) hurts like heck!

As you can see, they have a lot to learn about snow.

We need to expand our experience beyond TV and movies. We need books!

I’ve searched carefully and found the cream of the crop. These are my favorite 10 books about snow.


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The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler. A little snowplow works hard all year and ends up being a hero in a blizzard.

Blizzard by John Rocco. The true story of the author’s experience as a child in the Blizzard of 1978. The illustrations will help kids in warmer climates understand blizzards.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This classic Caldecott winner shares the wonder and adventure of a first snowfall. It’s told in simple language accessible to toddlers as well as preschoolers.

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino. For older kids, this nonfiction book will draw in curious little scientists and leave them with a sense of wonder.

 

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin is another Caldecott winner. It’s a biography that pairs perfectly with the previous book.

Kipper’s Snowy Day by Mick Inkpen. A sweet story for Kipper lovers, or future Kipper lovers. Two doggie friends play in the snow.

 

Snow Day! by Lester L. Laminack. Anticipation builds about the possibility of a snow day.

 

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. Another classic snow plow story, from the author of Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

Finally, I have two books with the same title: Snow.

 

Snow by Uri Shulevitz – a Caldecott Honor Book and a magical story of snowfall in the city.

Snow by Cynthia Rylant – Beautifully written, and appealing to all ages.

Whew! 10 children’s books about snow. Which one will be your favorite?

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A list of 10 fiction and nonfiction picture books about snow, with short descriptions of each book. Stories for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged kids.

 


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  • Kid Minds

    Katy and the Big snow is probably the favorite one because of all the fun maps and diagrams. But they also love everything by Cynthia Rylant. It's one of their favorite author. We just read Little whistle's Christmas five times in a row. Again.