10 Wonderful Winter Books for Preschoolers

Inside: 10 winter books for preschoolers that they’ll love and you’ll adore reading aloud

There are so many lovely children’s books about winter. As I put together this list, I included some of my all-time favorite picture books. I also found you a great selection of newer titles that I think you’ll love.

Pair your stack of favorite books with one of these cozy reading nooks for kids, or just grab a snuggly blanket and a warm cup of cocoa. Let’s get reading…

Classic Winter Theme Books for Preschoolers

First, let’s start with the classics. Your winter theme wouldn’t be complete without these.

owl moon cover

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen is one of my all-time favorite books, and wintertime is the perfect season to read it. Get the kids to make the owl sounds with you!

the snowy day cover

No list of winter books for preschoolers would be complete without Ezra Jack Keats’ Caldecott winning classic The Snowy Day.

New Picture Books About Winter

These next selections all came out within the last five years or so. In fact, a few of them just came out this year. If it’s time to refresh your collection, this is a great place to start.

snowball moon cover

Snowball Moon by Fran Cannon Slayton is a simple and relatable rhyming story about a family playing in the snow on the evening of a full moon.

no two alike cover

No Two Alike by Keith Baker is a beautifully illustrated picture book about two birds exploring their snowy world. The gently rhyming, simple text is perfect for preschoolers.

mina's white canvas

Next, Mina’s White Canvas by Hyeon-Ju Lee is an imaginative wintertime story. It’s sure to draw in preschoolers able to sit and listen to a longer story.

one very big bear cover

One Very Big Bear by Alice Brière-Haquet is a cute counting book that would fit right in with an arctic animals unit.

red sled cover

Red Sled by Lita Judge has few well-chosen words, yet would make an engaging interactive read-aloud.

wolf in the snow cover

2018 Caldecott winner Wolf in the Snow is another book with few words. The storyline reminds me of the summer classic picture book Blueberries for Sal. It would be interesting to read them one after the other!

the colors of winter book cover

The Colors of Winter by Danna Smith is a sweet concept book for younger preschoolers.

the snowy nap book cover

Finally, I adore The Snowy Nap, Jan Brett’s cozy companion to her beloved book The Mitten. This is a fitting story for teaching children about hibernation as well as about winter.

Update: I have a cute hibernation craft activity to go with this story now. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Furthermore, if you’re still looking for more book ideas, you may like to check out one of my other related book lists:

children's books about snow
children's books about the months of the year
picture books about weather

You also might like this related free printable 4 Seasons emergent reader:

seasons emergent readers

Happy Teaching,


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