literacy

math

science

themes

centers

christian

digital

classroom

20 Winter Books for Little Learners

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read our disclosure here.

Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on print

Teaching little learners all there is to know about winter with the winter unit is such a wonderful unit to go through! There are so many ways to explore this unit and watch little minds be amazed as they learn all about the winter season. It’s so fun to watch them as we read winter books with them, too.

Finding all kinds of fun winter books to read with them is such a great addition to this winter unit. And they get to learn all kinds of things about winter!

A list of Twenty winter books for little learners- Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Taking the time to read winter books is so important as you go through this winter unit with little learners! They’ll get to discover all kinds of things about winter. Some of which they may already be familiar with, others will be totally new to them!

I found some really fun winter books for you to use with the winter unit that can easily be purchased on Amazon. Just click the links below and stock up on some of your favorite winter books! Use your prime membership to get them quickly with FREE 2-day shipping.

It’s Winter!

Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculpture convey the animal life, plant life, weather, colors, clothing, and feelings associated with the winter season.

My Fairy Winter Wonderland

The fairies of Snowberry Wood live in a sparkling world of ice and snow. This story unfolds this magical world of frozen waterfalls, snowy markets and cosy cabins. These fairies can go from scene to scene, zooming down ice toboggans, skating on the lake or playing in the toy and sweet emporium.

Let It Snow

This snow-filled 8×8 is the second in a seasonal series from Maryann Cocca-Leffler. From building snowmen to drinking hot chocolate by the fire’s warm glow, LET IT SNOW celebrates wonders of winter! With softly-colored art, adorable children, and festive outdoor scenes, LET IT SNOW is the perfect wintry follow-up to LET IT FALL.

The Itsy Bitsy Snowman

A fun and playful seasonal twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes this favorite nursery rhyme perfect for wintertime! Little ones will love this fresh winter spin on a classic nursery rhyme, as one little snowman sleds through a winter wonderland.

The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

Rhyme follows rhyme as layer after layer of winter clothing (“bunchy and hot, wrinkled a lot, stiff in the knee, and too big for me!”) is first put on and then taken off to the relief of the child bundled inside. Clever rebuses and jaunty illustrations make The Jacket I Wear in the Snow especially fun for prereaders and new readers.

Mimi and Bear

Wherever Mimi goes, Bear is sure to be there. But what happens when Mimi can’t find Bear? Find out in this adorable board book that is sure to bring a big smile to anyone who has ever lost a beloved toy.

I See Winter

Snowflakes, sleds, and skates are just the beginning of the joys of winter.

Just a Snowman

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?

Big Snow

While “helping” his mother with holiday housecleaning, a boy keeps a watchful eye on the progress of a winter storm. He’s hoping for a big snow. A really big snow. Inside, he is underfoot, turning sheet-changing and tub-scrubbing into imaginary whiteouts. Outside, flakes are flying. But over the course of a long day (for Mom) the clouds seem slow on delivering a serious snowfall. Then comes a dreamy naptime adventure, marking just the beginning of high hopes coming true in this irresistible seasonal story.

The First Day of Winter

Alive with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first ten days of winter bring special gifts for a special friend. This cumulative tale will have children chanting along as they discover all the trimmings needed for the most perfect snowman ever!

Snow

No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. 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.

Winter Wonderland

On a snowy day, Bear Country becomes a winter wonderland. There are almost too many fun things for a couple of cubs to do! Brother and Sister Bear go ice-skating, sledding, skiing, and more—but what Brother Bear really wants to do is have a snowball fight! Join the Berenstains as they enjoy a wonderful winter’s day!

The Shortest Day

The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Long ago, people grew afraid when each day had fewer hours of sunshine than the day before. Over time, they realized that one day each year the sun started moving toward them again. In lyrical prose and cozy illustrations, this book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history. Many contemporary holiday traditions were borrowed from ancient solstice celebrations.

Winter Wonderland

This charming picture book, the latest in National Geographic’s popular Picture the Seasons series, is a vibrant celebration of winter traditions. Winter means family, as loved ones travel many miles to visit. Holiday events bring a spark of warmth and togetherness that seems to happen only in winter. Twinkling lights and colorful displays bring cheer and goodwill. Glowing candles invite visitors to share a festive meal. Frosty weather outside draws lacy patterns on the windowpanes.

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.

Winter’s Coming

Lily, a young snowshoe hare, is surprised to notice the leaves changing color in her forest home. She hears from a passing flock of birds that “Winter’s coming.” Lily doesn’t know who or what winter is, but it must be frightening. Why else would the birds be escaping south? And it must have an enormous appetite. Why else would the squirrel be hiding his food? And why would the caterpillar curl up and freeze as solid as an acorn? As Lily learns the ways in which her forest friends prepare for winter’s arrival, she becomes more and more worried about what she should be doing. Finally, the brown bear points out that Lily has been preparing without even knowing it: her fur is thickening and turning white to help her camouflage in the changing weather. This fascinating story introduces the ways in which different animals adapt to survive winter and is complemented by illustrations in a mix of collage, drawing, and digital montage.

Snowmen at Night

Snowmen play games at night when no one is watching.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The classic and beloved winter holiday song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” is brought to life with bright and colorful illustrations. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening . . . Tim Hopgood’s joyful and colorful illustrations show all the wonders of winter―snowmen and sleigh rides, sweaters and smiles. Follow a family on their walk through snowy scenes. A beautiful and festive celebration of the season―perfect for sharing!

Frosty the Snowman

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 for boys and girls 2–5!

Biscuit’s Snowy Day

There is soft, powdery snow everywhere! It’s the perfect day for snow angels, sledding, and snuggling up with someone you love. Woof!

Teaching this winter unit is SO MUCH fun for us and our little learners as they explore all the things about winter! It’s so much fun to watch them learn and grow as they learn all about the winter unit. Grab some exciting winter books and this winter unit and explore everything about winter.

LIKe what you read?

subscribe to our newsletter for more ideas and offers

don't miss out

subscribe for weekly freebies and coupons