We still haven’t had enough snow to throw the first snowball of the season, so I’m turning to books for my snow-fix! Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite snow picture books.
Oh! by Kevin Henkes. What could be sweeter than a book by Kevin Henkes?
The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats. This Caldecott Medal classic is widely considered to be the first full-color picture book featuring an African-American child. Keats perfectly captured the universal delight of children exploring a new snowfall.
Snow by Uri Shulevitz. (I know – not the most imaginative titles today!) Will it snow today, or not?
Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee. What could have made the small tracks in the woods?
100 Snowmen by Jen Arena – lots of counting fun!
The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler. What a fun read-aloud that also speaks to the themes of cooperation and family relationships. Enjoy this one now, and check out Cuyler’s The Bumpy little Pumpkin in the Fall.
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. When choosing books for your little ones, remember we have great books that are informational picture books. When you read this one, make sure to check out the additional information about animal adaptations in the back of the book.
Finally, for kids of all ages, take a look at Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. This picture book biography is about a scientist who taught himself to take photographs of snowflakes.
Written by Peggy Dean