20 Animals in Winter Books

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The animals in winter unit is such a fun unit to teach to our little learners! They see all kinds of winter animals everyday but may not be aware of the changes they must go through during the winter! There are so many fun ways to explore the animals in winter unit and watch little minds be amazed as they learn all kinds of new things! It’s so fun to watch them learn as they read animals in winter books that go along with this unit.

Finding animals in winter books to read with them is a wonderful addition to this unit as they learn all kinds of things about animals in winter time!

Twenty Animals in Winter Book List for Little Learners- Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Taking the time to read animals in winter books is important for our little learns as they explore the animals in winter unit. They’ll learn all kinds of things about animals and how they prepare for the winter season! Some things may be familiar to them, others will be brand new and they’ll be so amazed by it!

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Can I Spend the Winter with You?

“Can I Spend the Winter with You?” is a story of a young black bear who doesn’t want to hibernate. He searches for a friend to join during the winter, but soon learns that the other animals each have adaptations that help them survive, when the world turns cold. Join the bear in his search, and see how many animals you can spot along the way.

When It Starts to Snow

What if it starts to snow. What do you do? Where do you go?” So begins this winter story, as each animal–from a mouse to a bear–tells us what it will do and where it will go when the snow starts to fall. Each takes cover in its own special home, except for one. Can you guess who?

A Warm Winter Tail

Do you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Well they wonder how humans do too! In a twist of perspective, wild creatures question if humans use the same winter adaptation strategies that they do. Do they cuddle together in a tree or fly south to Mexico? Take a look through an animal’s eyes and discover the interesting ways that animals cope with the cold winter months throughout this rhythmic story.

Fall Animal Fun

Learn what animals do in fall to prepare for winter. Fun illustrations and a story-like text combine to reveal changes in animal behavior, including hibernation and migration. Critical thinking and comprehension questions help readers engage with the text.

Hibernation Station

Everybody at the station! It’s time for winter hibernation! The sweet rhyming text of this book will calm even the most rambunctious kids and have them dreaming about what it’s like to hibernate. Young readers will be soothed and delighted as this story introduces them to different types of hibernating animals. The creatures on the train are preparing to snuggle into sleep, although with a passenger list that includes chipmunks, bears, snakes, hedgehogs, groundhogs, frogs, turtles, mice, bats, and more, there’s a lot of noise! Will the hibernating critters ever get to sleep? Take a trip to Hibernation Station to find out!

Flying with Feathers and Wings

How do animals such as birds, insects, and bats stay in the air? The answer of course is wings and feathers. Wings and feathers are important adaptations that have taken millions of years evolve. Feathers first appeared during the time of the dinosaurs, and birds are actually distant relatives of dinosaurs. Insects with wings appeared many thousands of years before feathers appeared. This book discusses how these adaptations benefit the birds, insects, and other animals that possess them. Vibrant photographs of flying animals are paired with manageable text to make this book both educational and engaging.

Animals in Winter

Probably not. Butterflies can’t survive cold weather, so when winter comes, many butterflies fly to warmer places. They migrate. Woodchucks don’t like cold weather either but they don’t migrate; they hibernate. Woodchucks sleep in their dens all winter long. Read and find out how other animals cope with winter’s worst weather.

Winter Dance

Snow is coming, and it’s time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do? Each animal advises the fox that its own plan is best, but the fox thinks otherwise—yet it’s not until he meets a golden-eyed friend that he finds the perfect way to celebrate the snowfall.

Animals in Fall Preparing for Winter

Discusses how different animals prepare for winter, including birds flying south and bears hibernating.

Over and Under the Snow

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 beloved nonfiction picture book exploring the subnivean zone reveals the tunnels and caves formed beneath the snow but over the ground, where many kinds of animals live through the winter, safe and warm, awake and busy, but hidden beneath the snow.

All About Animals in Winter

Some animals’ fur turns white. Other animals hibernate. Winter is here! Celebrate the season with lovely photos and a simple design that beautifully support early readers.

Bear Has a Story to Tell

Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn’t have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story?

Hush Up and Hibernate!

Leaves are falling, a cold wind is blowing, geese are heading south. Clearly, winter is coming. It’s time for black bears to do what they always do this time of year―hibernate. Kids will get a kick out of this romp of a tale about a black bear cub that finds every excuse imaginable to avoid the inevitable go-to-bed moment. Will Mama Bear finally win? Or will Baby Bear come up with the ultimate reason to skip going to sleep?


Polar Animal Adaptions

How do animals survive in planet Earth’s most extreme regions? Snow, ice, and subzero temps make the North and South Poles nearly impossible places to live. But several animals from musk oxen to penguins call these regions home. Find out how their amazing behaviors and body parts have adapted to these harsh conditions. With full-color photographs and engaging, easy-to-read text, Amazing Animal Adaptations are perfect for pre-reader and early reader nonfiction fans.

Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration

Teachers! You will love this one, which is almost a whole unit on migration wrapped in a winning combination of easy verse, factual language, and beautiful illustrations. For animals, migration is a powerful compulsion, sometimes over long distances, often skipping meals. Sometimes, as in the case of the monarch butterfly, a round-trip takes several generations. Why do they do it? How do they succeed? The ten featured species offer a broad representation of migration: loggerhead turtles, monarch butterflies, manatees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Pacific salmon, Canada geese, California gray whales, caribou, Arctic tern, and emperor penguin. The book is loaded with additional tips for teachers. Once again Marianne Berkes combines her teaching, writing, and theatrical skills to combine entertainment with education–creative non-fiction at its best.

Bear Snores On

Bear’s cave fills with animal friends as he sleeps in this classic book from New York Times bestselling team of Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear’s cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests—all of them having a party without him!

How and Why Do Animals Adapt?

Describes the ways in which animals adapt to their environment, including camouflage, hibernation, migration, and living in groups.

Keeping Warm with Fur and Fat

Keeping warm in subzero temperatures can be difficult. Some animals can’t manage to retain their body heat in cold weather. However, some animals such as the muskox have adapted to survive in cold climates. They have long, shaggy fur that keeps them warm in the colder months, which they shed in the summer months to stay cool. Other animals such as bears and seals have a layer of fat to keep them warm. The information in this book highlights how these adaptations have developed over many thousands of years. The information in this book supports essential elementary life science concepts.

The Animals’ Winter Sleep

Taking nonfiction into the realm of bedtime read-to-me stories, this rich, melodic text paired with detailed color pencil illustrations describes how 13 North American animal species—such as black bear, ermine,  pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grouse—survive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges. Additional information, geared to very young children, includes animal winter survival adaptations, such as the foods they eat, nesting materials, camouflage, and predator survival along with a series of questions that encourage children to look back at the illustrations for clues. A line art diagram of the final panorama illustration that identifies the location of all 13 animal species is also included.

Why Do Animals Go There?

This title will allow students to understand the reasons animals migrate, or move, in order to find food or stay safe.

Teaching the animals in winter unit is such a fun unit for little learners as they explore all the changes animals go through in the winter. It’s also fun for us as we watch them learn and grow! Grab your favorite books with this animals in winter unit and explore all the changes animals go through in the winter!

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