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Warm Up With a Wintry Picture Book

Outside, the wind whistles; the temperature drops. You look skyward, and see the first white flakes of snow drifting gently towards the ground. It's the perfect time to curl up indoors with one of these wintry, snowy picture books listed below.

Sheltering in a cavern, Chirri and Chirra enjoy sweet treats, a game of marbles, soaking in a hot spring, and a comfortable rest in an igloo that is just the right size.

First snow by Nancy Viau

Friends gather outside to celebrate the first snowfall of the season with snowball fights, sledding, building igloos, drinking hot chocolate, and making the most of a windy, wintry day.

Good morning, snowplow! by Deborah Bruss

As the town goes to sleep, a snowstorm begins, and the man who drives the snowplow goes to work, keeping the streets clear throughout the night.

I wish it would snow! by Sarah Dillard

When a small rabbit becomes impatient wishing for the winter season and some snow, he gets much more than expected!

Little owl's snow by Divya Srinivasan

Little Owl experiences his first snow and first winter in this introduction to the changing of the seasons.

Once upon a snowstorm by Richard Johnson

After a boy becomes separated from his father during a snow storm, he finds himself lost in the woods, but when he befriends some woodland animals, they help him out.

One snowy day by Diana Murray

In this rhyming counting book, one energetic puppy and two children set out for some snowy day fun.

Snow globe wishes by Erin Dealey

After the worst snowstorm of the year, a young girl wishes on a snow globe that everyone will come out to play and share a dream of peace.

Snow much fun! by Nancy Siscoe

A charming picture book about the joys of a snowy day, featuring handmade felt characters--just perfect for reading by the fire.

Snowball moon by Fran Cannon Slayton

When the lights go out one snowy night, neighborhood friends get together for sledding, building forts, and more under the bright full moon.

The snowbear by Sean Taylor

After a night of snow, a brother and sister build a snowbear, so when they sled down a hill and have trouble getting back up again, their snowbear friend comes to help.

The snowy nap by Jan Brett

After hearing about winter from his friends, Hedgie the hedgehog tries to stay awake to experience its wonders.

Snowy race by April Jones Prince

Cozy up with this lyrical wintry journey through a snowstorm. A girl and her father hop in their snowplow--will they make it to the train station in time? And who's waiting for them?

Some snow is . . . by Ellen Yeomans

Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate all of the different kinds of snow, from the snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground to packable "Snowman Snow."

Waiting for snow by Marsha Diane Arnold

Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger's friends have a few tricks up their sleeves to try and get the snow's attention and distract their pal in the meantime.

As the snow climbs over a child's toes, ankles, shins, and boots, there's more and more fun to be had--snowmen, sledding, snow angels, and, finally, a cup of hot cocoa by a warm fire.

Winter dance by Marion Dane Bauer

A fox wonders how he should prepare for the coming winter, but what other animals advise will not work for him until another fox comes to his aid.

Winter is here by Kevin Henkes

This picture book about winter celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings.

In this cozy bedtime story, follow a child and his grandma through a winter landscape to explore how the Earth goes to sleep for winter.

Wintercake by Lynne Rae Perkins

When Thomas misplaces the basket of dried fruit he needs to make his seasonal wintercake, friends old and new come together to save the day.