Winter-Themed Books for Babies and Toddlers

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of reading here in the Zottola household! I last shared our favorite Christmas-themed books, and now I’m sharing a few of our most-loved winter-themed books for babies and toddlers.

If you have any child (or adult!) books that center on the theme of winter, leave the title in the comments below. I would love to check them out!

Winter-themed books for babies and toddlers

Snow by Uri Shulevitz

This book is simple, but in the very best way. It starts with just a few snowflakes that nobody but a boy and his dog thinks will amount to anything. The city becomes covered in snow and the boy and his dog enjoy the transformation. This book is a NYT Outstanding Book of The Year (1998) and a Caldecott Honor Book (1999).

Hello Snow! by Hope Vestergaard

This is one of Sadie’s favorite books lately. She literally laughs so hard at it! The joy of a snowy winter day is perfectly captured and it has plenty of playful rhyming and cute watercolor illustrations.

Babies in the Snow by Ginger Swift

Not only is this book adorably illustrated, it also introduces children to arctic animals like polar bears, caribou, seals, and more. It’s nice and sturdy and has flaps for baby to lift and explore!

The Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffrey Burton

This sweet board board is a twist on the classic nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and is all about a little snowman going on a sled ride in the wintertime.

Biscuit’s Snow Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

No children’s book roundup on my blog would be complete without a mention of a Biscuit book! Biscuit the puppy spends the day playing in the snow, sled riding, making snow angels, and more.

The Mitten by Jan Brett

A young boy’s lost mitten leads to a charming adventure in this book. Woodland animals crawl into the mitten and the story ends with a funny climax.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The wonder of a snowy day for a young boy is perfectly captured in this Caldecott Medal-winning picture book.

Do you have any favorite winter-themed books?



  1. This is perfectly timed, because we have been on a theme of snow books over here too!! I actually requested 20 from the library (sheepish grin… it’s a good thing that our librarian likes us!). Ha, ha. so I’ll share any good ones with you that we love!! Just waiting for them to come in. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Ha ha, ha!! I hadn’t realized my library had a limit until I requested the 20 books, and then I received a notice that I couldn’t request anymore. Oops! Hee, hee. We just read 2 – 3 picture books a night right now, so I was thinking that I’d get us all set for a few weeks. LOL! Our librarians are so sweet though, and they get excited about the amount of books we take out. I love the excuse now to read so many kids books!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I LOVE THEMED BOOKS TOO! Sadie enjoys reading with you so much! It’s like going back in time when I read to you — soooooo important in a Toddler’s life!!!
    Looks like Sadie’s love for snow is like daddy and YAYA.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. It’s the best!! Thanks for always reading to me. Some of my favorite memories are reading with you! From the Naked Mole Rat book to Battle of the Books book to Arthur books, and more… so many awesome memories!

  3. Have you guys read The Snowy Day? There’s also a really cute little short adaptation animated film of the book on Amazon Video. The book and the film are favorites in our house! Ava’s teacher also gifted us with two last year that we’ve enjoyed – The Thing About Yeti’s and A Snowman for Little Bear. Both are cute!

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    1. YES! I cannot believe I forgot to add it to this post. We loved the adaptation on Amazon, too. I thought it was so cute and well done!

      I am going to check out those other two books right now!

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