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!
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.