Our Favorite Winter Themed Children’s Books

We love seasonal children’s books and keep them right next to our nature table to enjoy throughout the season. Winter themed children’s books are always some of our favorites!

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Winter Themed Children's Books~ Buggy and Buddy

We have a seasonal book area in our home  located right near our nature table. (Having the seasonal books nearby allows the kids to enjoy books related to the nature treasures they’re collecting outside.) As the seasons change, so do the books that we put out to enjoy. The kids always get so excited when it’s time to welcome the new books for the season.

We just recently pulled out all our winter books for kids and have been reading them daily! Here are some of the favorites from our winter book collection with commentary by Lucy, age 4, in green.  (This post contains affiliate links.)

Winter Themed Children’s Books

Winter by Gerda Muller

“It shows you what you do in the winter.”

We have the Gerda Muller books for each season and love them! Just like the others, this winter book has no text allowing for so many possibilities when reading this story. The illustrations are full of fun, active things that can be done in winter.


The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle von Olfers

“It’s about these little angels and a princess that live in a magical land. And a little girl gets to go visit them.”

A perfect little make-believe story of a girl visiting a beautiful snow kingdom! This story seems to always spark Lucy’s imagination!

Flannel Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan

“It has rhyming. And it tells you about winter time.”

We fell in love with the summer equivalent of this story, Marshmallow Kisses, so we had to get the winter one! I love how the concise text still conveys so much (Lucy loves how it rhymes~ it’s fun to read.) The illustrations are great too!

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

“I really like Peter. I’ve seen other Peter books, and I love them. Peter really wanted to go outside to play in the snow. He made snow angels, made a snowman, and climbed snow mountains. Peter tried to keep the snow in his pocket, but it melted.”

This is an old favorite! I can remember Lucy being enthralled with this story when she was 2. She always loved the part where Peter would make footprints in the snow, and we’d pretend we were also making footprints while we were reading along. (As a matter of fact, she loved it so much we made the story out of felt pieces to go with our homemade felt board.) This story is perfect to practice retelling.

The Hat by Jan Brett

“I love The Hat.  It’s about when a porcupine finds this stocking, and he puts his nose inside and it sticks on him! Wow, how silly he is!”

Another cute book!  (Aren’t all of Jan Brett’s books adorable?) I love the additional illustrations she puts on the pages that give you clues as to what’s coming next.

Some Books on our Winter Wish List

I’ve got these books on our wish list for Christmas. I think they will be our next additions! Have any of you read these yet?

No Two Alike by Keith Baker

Snow by Cynthia Rylant


Snowballs by Lois Ehlert


Snowmen All Year  by Caralyn Buehner

Please share some of your favorite winter books! We are always looking to add to our collection!


Popular children's picture books for winter: including books by Jan Brett, Lois Ehlert, and Cynthia Rylant!


  1. This is a great list, and I love that you have some space set aside just for the seasonal books. We need to do that!

    One of our favorite wintertime books is Katy and the Big Snow. My boys love the idea of having so much snow that it covers everything in an entire city! 🙂

    • buggy & buddy says:

      I don’t know that book yet. So excited to check it out! Lucy loves any book about snow since we don’t get any here. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. What a wonderful list! Thanks for sharing. We haven’t read The Hat, but we read The Mitten. Jan Brett does some great books. 🙂

  3. This is an awesome list. One of our favorite winter books is called Little Bear’s Special Friend about the friendship between a Bear (that is, strangely, awake) and a snowman. It’s cute.

  4. These are great choices. I love Sibylle von Olfers’ illustrations. Thanks for linking up at The Children’s Bookshelf.

  5. Nice list! We love Snowman at Night right now.

  6. We are always looking for new books, love the themes! Thanks for linking up on Share it Saturday!

  7. Thanks for sharing on Share It Saturday! We just checked out a bunch of Winter books from our local library. It is so much fun to pull out a bunch of themed books!

  8. What a great book list. Pinned! We love Snow Sounds and Snowmen at Night (I think that is what it’s called).

  9. What a great list. Lots of those are new to me so I’ll great fun exploring. Thanks.

  10. Great collection! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library; I featured you this week!


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