Our Winter Reading List (20 Winter Nature Books For Kids!)

Updated: Aug 7



Winter is here and there are days where we just want to snuggle up and read inside with a warm cup of cocoa (or coffee for me!) So I've put together a Winter Reading List for this season. Look through your bookshelves and head to your local library or bookstore and read with us!


Would you like a downloadable list of the books? Check out our Printables page. I designed a free Winter Reading List for you to download and print.




1. "Winter Dance" by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Richard Jones

2. "Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter" by Kenard Pak

3. "Over and Under the Snow" by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

4. "Animals in Winter" by Henrietta Bancroft & Richard G. Van Gelder, illustrated by Helen K. Davie

5. "The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder" by Jon Nelson

6. "Snow" by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Lauren Stringer

7. "Winter in the Forest" by Cottage Door Press & Rusty Finch, illustrated by Katya Longhi

8. "The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice" by Wendy Pfeffer, illustrated by Jesse Reisch

9. "Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter" by Eugenie Doyle, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander

10. "What's a Season? WINTER" by Kelly Grettler

11. "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" by Richard B. Smith & Felix Bernard, illustrated by Tim Hopgood

12. "First Snow" by Bomi Park

13. "Little Penguins" by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Christian Robinson

14. "Winter is Here" by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

15. "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats

16. "The Mitten" by Jan Brett

17. "The First Day of Winter" by Denise Fleming

18. "Snowballs" by Lois Ehlert

19. "Snowmen at Night" by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner

20. "Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story" by Sean Taylor & Alex Morss, illustrated by Cinyee Chiu


"Reading is a passport to countless adventures."

Mary Pope Osborne

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