Winter Picture Books

Books about winter and snow make great Christmas and Valentines Day gifts!

A beginning to read book first published in 1962!  Snow celebrates the many different ways to enjoy snow with colorful illustrations and rhymes. I love this book as a child and was happy to find another copy of it!  

The Mitten by Jan Brett
Many animals squeeze into a lost mitten. Another great book with Jan Brett’s wonderful illustrations!

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The Winter That Almost Wasn’t by Stacy Ichniowski
My own ebook illustrated by my daughter!
Making snowmen, sledding, snow angels, and so much more!
Sally, Mia and Ben can’t wait for snow, so they’ll try all the ways they can think of to make it snow.
“Sleep on a spoon
and we’ll have snow soon!”
How many snow making ideas do you know?

Sadie and the Snowman by Allen Morgan
Sadie enjoys making many snowmen and her animal neighbors enjoy eating his eyes, nose and mouths.

Snowflakes: A Pop-up Book by Jennifer Preston Chushoff, Illustrated and Engineered by Yevgeniya Yeretskaya
Fourteen pages of wonderful snow themed pop-ups in addition to fun snow facts.

Snow Bugs: A Wintery Pop-up Book by David A. Carter
Another fun book from the whimsical Bugs pop-up book series! A great gift! See also Birthday Bugs and Jingle Bugs.

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The illustrated store of how Wilson Bentley took the first photograph of a snowflake in 1800’s Vermont. A Caldecott Medal winner!

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino
Snow facts including how snow crystals form, their different types, tips for catching snow crystals, and more!

The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art & Science of Snowflakes by Kenneth Libbrecht
Beautiful photographs of snowflakes, how they form, the science of snowflakes, “the right way to make a paper snowflake,” and more!