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8 Winter Reading List Favorites

8 Winter Reading List Favorites

Looking for fun winter stories for your younger children? Here are 8 favorites from our winter reading list:

8 Winter Reading List Favorites1. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
One of those stories without words that has become a favorite in our home.


8 Winter Reading List Favorites2. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
What little boy doesn’t love to play in the snow? Winner of the Caldecott.


3. Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
8 Winter Reading List FavoritesPerennial favorite from the author of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel about a determined snow plow.


4. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen8 Winter Reading List Favorites
Featured in our studies on bird guardians, exciting times for a young girl who goes “owling” with her dad. “When you go owling you don’t need words or warm or anything but hope. That’s what Pa says.” Winner of the Caldecott.


8 Winter Reading List Favorites5. Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft
A Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out Science book about what different animals do as the weather begins to turn cold.


8 Winter Reading List Favorites6. Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The man who studied snowflakes. Another Caldecott Medal winner.


8 Winter Reading List Favorites7. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Not necessarily winter, but a fun tie-in — after all, penguins prefer arctic cold!


8 Winter Reading List Favorites8. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Already on many homeschool shelves. One of our favorites from the series finds the family snowed in without supplies. Life is slowed down to the bare necessities of hunting for food, grinding wheat for bread in the coffee grinder, and twisting hay to make fuel for the fire. Exciting — and cold! — read.


Additional Resources

6 Free Books for Winter Reading6 Free Books for Winter Reading
A few more favorites in the public domain.