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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:

  1. 8 Winter Reading List FavoritesThe Snowman by Raymond Briggs
    One of those stories without words that has become a favorite in our home.
  2. 8 Winter Reading List FavoritesThe 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.
  5. 8 Winter Reading List FavoritesAnimals 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.
  6. 8 Winter Reading List FavoritesSnowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
    The man who studied snowflakes. Another Caldecott Medal winner.
  7. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
    8 Winter Reading List FavoritesNot necessarily winter, but a fun tie-in — after all, penguins prefer arctic cold!
  8. 8 Winter Reading List FavoritesThe 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.