Friday 29 November 2013

10 favourite winter picture books

My youngest child is almost five so this might be the last winter that I get to pull out these books. These are our favourite winter picture books.

Katy and the big snow by Virginia Lee Burton. This is well loved by Youngest Son and is the story of a large and public spirited snow plough. The sketch maps of the town are a gentle way to introduce maps. 

Alfie weather by Shirley Hughes. This is a compilation of stories, not all about winter but one is about a frosty day in winter when there are stars in the puddles, stars outside and stars inside.

Kipper's snowy day by Mick Inkpen. My children love snow and this book is all about the joys of playing in the snow.

One snowy night is one of the Percy the Park keeper books by Nick Butterworth. Too many animals seek shelter in Percy's hut.

Winter garden by Ruth Brown is a simple tale of winter in a garden

The very last first time by Jan Andrews is a story of winter at the top of the world.

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening. Robert Frost poetry for young children with beautiful illustrations by Susan Jeffers.

Just like Floss Kim Lewis. Beautiful pictures of sheepdog puppies born in the winter accompany the story of how a family decided which puppy to keep.

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen is about the rather cold hunt to see an owl.

Hanna's cold winter by Trish Marx is the story of how the hippos in Budapest Zoo were kept alive during a cold winter in World War II.

Do you have favourite winter picture books? Please share the titles.


  1. I love Owl Moon. I also like The Mitten, A Coat for Anna, The Snowy Day and there is one other one that I can't think of right now.

  2. Lots of great books! Thanks for the suggestions!

    Here via List It Tuesday!