I seriously love wintertime. Sweatshirts, yoga pants, tea in hand, and a cozy fire. Yes, please! There are so many, fun ways to incorporate winter books to teach little learners about this time of year. My 12 favorite winter books will be the perfect addition to your classroom to help teach our little learners all about the winter season.
12 Children’s Winter Books for Little Learners
This classic Dr. Seuss beginner book is loved by early readers for it’s simple words and bold drawings. A perfect gift for an elementary student!
Celebrate the onset of winter and learn about what happens to the plants, insects, and animals when it starts snowing! Beautiful illustrations make this a joy to read.
This “Let’s Find Out Science” book includes realistic illustrations and nonfiction accounts of how animals deal with the winter.
Children will be mesmerized by the beautiful woodland animal illustrations and rhythmic prose of this wintery story.
Witness the change of seasons in the eyes of a child, along with beautiful illustrations by a NY Times bestselling illustrator. This is a gorgeous winter book for all ages.
Using scientific terms that children can understand, this book explains the history and meaning of the Winter Solstice. Science activities that complement the book are included at the end.
This book won the Caldecott Medal as the best illustrated American children’s book in 1949. The story explains what the animals in the wild do to prepare for winter. An excellent way to teach children about woodland animals and the great outdoors.
This rhyming book with a surprise ending follows the lead of the Old Lady who swallowed a fly. Enjoy the wintery and funny images and hilarious story!
A favorite children’s song (“Ten on the Bed”) gets a delightfully wintery twist in this exciting story of 10 animals on a toboggan.
Old Man winter is trying to tell Big Bear that it’s time for him to hibernate for the winter, but Big Bear is having trouble hearing him correctly. Your kids will laugh at the things he does instead of sleeping!
Celebrate the wonders of winter with soft illustrations and festive scenes. This 8×8 picture book is an instant winter favorite!
The Mitten is a bestselling modern classic story, available in a board book for young readers. They will love this story of the winter adventure of woodland animals!
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Don’t forget to check out all of the children’s book lists featured on A Dab of Glue Will Do. Do you have any favorite children’s winter books that are not on the list? If so, please share in the comments below. If you are looking for more winter ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom make sure to check out our other winter lessons.
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