Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! My boys absolutely reading snow childrens books… even when there isn’t any on the ground.
We just had our first snow of the season this week!
It was wonderful to watch all of the neighborhood kids run out in their snow suits, boots, hats, mittens and scarves. Such a marvelous sight 🙂
In addition to offering a reading list of snow childrens books that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class winter unit study resources!
You can find these fun books for kids at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Snow Childrens Books
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
When we can smell snow in the air, we cannot wait to see it blanket our backyard.
The whole neighborhood turns into a winter wonderland.
Children’s Books about Snow
Uri Shulevitz‘ playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations.
No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.
Do yourself a huge favor and also get the audio version of this book – listening to it makes my soul smile 🙂
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day.
Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day!
Perfect for reading on winter days, this book by a nature photographer and a snow scientist will inspire wonder and curiosity about the marvels of snow. Snowflake-catching instructions are also included for aspiring young snow scientists!
How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of real snow crystals in all their beautiful diversity.
The woodland animals were all getting ready for the winter. Geese flew south, rabbits and deer grew thick warm coats, and the raccoons and chipmunks lay down for a long winter nap.
Come Christmastime, the wise owls were the first to see the rainbow around the moon. It was a sure sign that the big snow was on its way.
Winter was never so magical as in this marvelous book about Stella and Sam discovering a familiar landscape transformed by a heavy snowfall.
Young readers are enchanted as Stella and Sam build a gigantic snowman, then they go skating and sledding and make beautiful snow angels in a fluffy, white, magical, and wondrous world.
Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.
New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings readers along for a fun, surprising, snowy adventure with Pete the Cat!
In Pete the Cat: Snow Daze, school is canceled, and Pete cannot wait to play in the snow with all his friends.
Imagine a day filled with snowball fights, hot chocolate, snowcats, and more. But when the next day and the day after that are all snow days, Pete comes to a sudden realization—it is possible to have too many snow days.
When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last.
Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.
This time, the old lady is swallowing everything from snow to a pipe, some coal, a hat, and more!
With rollicking, rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page. And this time, there’s a surprise at the end no reader will be able to guess!
It’s December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter’s nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! In his dream he imagines a snowstorm covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket.
But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside and places gifts under the tree for his animals, bringing holiday cheer to all.
Snow is piled high and school is cancelled. But before Little Critter can build his snowman, he must help his sister wear her snow boots, his dad shovel the sidewalk, and Gator build a fort. Will Little Critter ever get to build a snowman?
Oh, when will it snow again? wonders the little family who lives in the snow globe. They long for a snowstorm? if only someone in the big family would pick up the snow globe and give it a shake. Baby would love to.
She notices the little family, but the snow globe is too high for her to reach. But then Baby is alone during a snowstorm. Will the snow globe family get a chance to go sledding, too?
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow lies a secret world of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals making their winter home under the snow.
This classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss is a delightful ode to winter. Brrrrr—it snowed!
In this enduring winter favorite from the Caldecott Medal winner Burton, Katy the snowplow finally gets her chance to shine when a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy to help dig out.
This new paperback is perfect for gift giving. Children love sharing Katy’s shining moment of glory and will inevitably admire her “chug, chug, chug” endurance.
Everyone loves snow! It’s fun to play in and makes wonderful snowmen. But where does snow come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of snow….
Roger Duvoisin’s pictures in soft blue half-tones with briliant splashes of yellow and red emphasize the gaiety and humor as well as the poetic quality of the text.
All the wonder and delight a child feels in a snowfall is caught in the pages of this book — the frost ferns on the window sill, the snow man in the yard and the mystery and magic of a new white world.
With full-color photographs and the Smithsonian’s famous Wilson Bentley snowflake photos, this new Curious About title looks at the science behind snow, and the history of record-setting blizzards and snowstorms—plus how people have fun in the snow!
Like these snow childrens books? Find even more engaging book lists for kids on Mommy Evolution!
Winter Unit Study
In addition to offering recommendations for snow childrens books that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom unit study resources about winter! The following resources may contain affiliate links.
- Snow Explosions Science Experiment Kits
- Frozen Science Kit
- Frost Experiment
- Winter Yoga Cards
- Dramatic Play Hot Cocoa Stand
- Snowflake Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Winter Literacy
- Winter Math
- Snowman Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Arctic Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Winter Theme Lesson Plan Bundle