Looking for fun winter stories for your younger children? Here are 8 favorites from our winter reading list:
- The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
One of those stories without words that has become a favorite in our home.
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
What little boy doesn’t love to play in the snow? Winner of the Caldecott.
- Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Perennial favorite from the author of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel about a determined snow plow.
- Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
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.
- 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.
- Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The man who studied snowflakes. Another Caldecott Medal winner.
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Not necessarily winter, but a fun tie-in — after all, penguins prefer arctic cold!
- 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.
6 Free Books for Winter Reading
A few more favorites in the public domain.