Let it snow! We’re ready for some fun-loving snowman books for the children in our house.
I’m staring out into our backyard What was a winter wonderland covered in snow is now a rained-upon mess. (Sigh.)
I’m ready for snow snow snow. And I want it to stay. I love how snow looks on the tree branches. I love how snow looks when it blankets our lawn.
For many years on the first snow, my husband goes outside to shovel off the driveway. Inevitably, he builds the first snowman in the front yard, just to give the kids a giggle. As if this snowman has popped up out of nowhere. How could you not love that. The boys think it’s awesome. I do, too.
Snowman Books for Children
The Snowman: Who needs words to tell a story? In Raymond Briggs’s charming tale, told with 175 softly hued, artfully composed frames, a little boy makes friends with a snowman.
Snowmen at Night: Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you’ve wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all! Caralyn Buehner’s witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner’s roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm.
The Biggest Snowman Ever: When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and work, but their snowmen just aren’t big enough. Soon they have an idea. As the day of the contest approaches, Clayton and Desmond join forces to build the biggest snowman ever.
The Itsy Bitsy Snowman: A fun and playful seasonal twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes this favorite nursery rhyme perfect for wintertime!
Frozen Hide-and-Hug Olaf: A Fun Family Experience!: This deluxe box features a brand-new story about Olaf the snowman. Inside, children will also find a huggable Olaf plush. Following the hide-and-seek theme of the story, parents can hide the plush for children to find and deliver Olaf’s big, warm hug!
Snowmen at Christmas: This snappy and entertaining companion to the New York Times bestseller Snowmen at Night depicts all the best parts of the holiday, replete with icy treats and a snowman Kris Kringle.Told in the same bouncy verse as the original, Snowmen at Christmas is perfect for a snowy evening read-aloud.
Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas Wish: Snuggle up with Peppa Pig in this 2-in-1 wintertime storybook! It’s Christmas Eve, and Peppa is hoping for a very special gift from Santa Claus. Will her wish come true? Then, Peppa and George decide to build a great, big snowman. This charming book includes two stories and a sheet of stickers!
Sneezy the Snowman: Sneezy the Snowman is cold, cold, cold. To warm up, he drinks cocoa, sits in a hot tub, stands near a warm fire–and melts! But the children know just what to do to build him up again–and make him feel “just right”. Hilarity chills the air with playful mixed-media illustrations by Stephen Gilpin as Sneezy attempts to warm himself with some silly results.
Frosty the Snowman (Little Golden Book): Everyone’s favorite snowman with a magic hat, a button nose, and eyes made out of coal comes to life on Christmas every year. Based on the beloved 1969 television special, this Little Golden Book retells the whole magical story of Frosty the Snowman.
Snowman’s Story: One wintry day, a hat lands on the head of a newly made snowman and brings him to life. Hiding inside the hat is a rabbit, who listens to the snowman read a story to some animal friends. When the snowman falls asleep, the rabbit hops away with the book. But the snowman isn’t about to let his story—or the mischievous rabbit—get away. The chase is on!
Little Critter: Just a Snowman: Hooray! It is a snow day! And what a perfect time to make a snowman. But Little Sister needs help putting on her boots, Dad needs a hand with the shoveling, and Gator wants to build a fort. Will Little Critter ever get to build a snowman?
Snowmen at Work: Ten years ago, on the publication of Snowmen at Night, we discovered the secret lives of snowmen. While we humans sleep, the snowmen go sledding, play baseball, and drink cocoa. But now it’s revealed that snowmen don’t just play all night–they have jobs to do, just like the parents of human kids. Dentists replace missing coal from snowman smiles while pet store owners help pair snowkids with their very own snowpuppy or snowfish to love. The pizza man delivers frozen pizza, and factory workers make the coolest toys in town.
Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy: Years after it was published, Stranger in the Woods remains a bestseller, with more than one-million copies in print and repeated appearances on the bestseller lists. Winner of numerous awards, including the 2001 International Reading Association’s highest honour, this charming tale uses wildlife photography to tell the story of animals’ reactions to a snowman who appears in the woods after a winter storm.
Snowmen at Play: The cool, lovable Snowmen are back in this brand-new sticker activity book, packed with fun things to make and do. Readers can help the Snowmen sit differences, make their way through mazes, create doodles, finish sticker puzzles, and much more. This bright, busy, book will spark imaginations and creativity and is perfect for holiday vacations.
Henry And Mudge And The Snowman Plan: Henry and his dog Mudge enter a snowman contest in this nineteenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures. Henry sees a sign about a snowman contest in the park! Can Henry, his father, and his big dog Mudge come up with the best snowman plan to win the contest?
Snowman Surprise (Little Golden Book): Chilly the snowman accidentally changes color in this Little Golden Book retelling of a winter-themed episode from the popular Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins. Kids ages 2–5 will love finding out how Doc gets Chilly back to his old self. And they’ll learn that what matters most is what’s on the inside—not how you look on the outside.
Snowzilla: Cami Lou and her brother build the biggest, hugest, most mammoth snowman the world has ever seen. It’s Snowzilla! The snowman becomes an instant sensation, and tourists pour into the small town. But not everyone is impressed. Some say the giant snowman brings giant problems. Then a judge rules that Snowzilla must come down. Can Cami Lou and her brother save Snowzilla?
Snowballs: Pull on your mittens and head outside for a snowball day. Grab some snow and start rolling. With a few found objects–like buttons and fabric and seeds–and a little imagination, you can create a whole family out of snow. Children will love poring over Lois Ehlert’s bold, funny illustrations and identifying the common (and not so common) objects she uses to decorate her snowy family.
OLIVIA Builds a Snowlady: Who says a snowman can’t be a lady? Olivia and her classmates are in charge of building the best snowman for the town’s Winter Festival and they decide to make this year’s snowman a snowlady. When an unexpectedly warm, sunny day dawns the morning of the festival, the snowlady turns into a slushlady, it’s up to Olivia to come up with a unique solution and save the day!
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Snowman Unit Study
In addition to offering a reading list of snowman books that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class snowman 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.
- Let It Snow! Unit Study
- Winter Multisensory Handwriting Activities
- Teaching Emotions with Freezy the Snowman
- 10 Snowman Books – Comprehension Questions