winter-themed books to read with preschoolers

December 21, 2009

Here are some books to celebrate the start of winter:

It's Winter by Linda Glaser

We always enjoy Glaser's books about seasons. This was no different. Juliet particularly enjoyed saying "Shhhh!" along with me as we read about all the sleeping and hibernating animals under the ground and under the pond.

Snow Moon by Nicholas Brunelle

I have to admit, this one is a little weird the first time you read through it, but the last page is quite magical as you see the main character inside of a snow globe. Juliet gasped with wonder--what is it with those things? Kids love them!

Flannel Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan, Illustrated by Mari Takabayashi

I LOVE this one. The illustrations are so wonderful and the story is cozy and comforting. It describes a typical winter day with hot oatmeal, playing in the snow, drying socks by the fire, hot stew, fireside story, and finally "flannel kisses by pale starlight." What could be better?

Winter Visitors by Elizabeth Lee O'Donnell, Illustrated by Carol Schwartz

This is not a songbook, but a counting book. A little girl takes a walk in the snow with her cat and when they return home, find ten wild turkeys gobbling around their door, nine feisty chickadees inside their house, etc. They make a mess of the house until a skunk sprays (yuck, I know) and then they all run back into the woods. It's cute and fun and Juliet enjoyed it.

Anna's Rain by Fred Burstein

This is a really sweet book. A little girl wants to restock the birdseed in her backyard feeder. It's pouring rain, so her dad tries to get her to wait, but she insists. They run out together and feed the birds. Simple, yet one we read over and over again. It inspired us to go out and buy more birdseed for our own backyard feeder.

I'm linking up with What My Child is Reading at Fantastic Find this week!


Annie said...

Those are all wonderful books! Lizzie's favorite book right now is "The snow white mitten" we read it then she wants to play in the snow :)

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Chels said...

I think 'Snow Moon' is wonderful! I'll have to find the others! I love wintertime books!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Great books! I am going to add them to our January list, and obviously we just have to get Anna's rain. I love books with my daughter's name in them.

Anastasia Suen said...

This is a great list of books!

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