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A Sled for Gabo by  Emma Otheguy
Gabo, shy with other children and having no sled or winter clothing, yearns to go sledding and his neighbor's granddaughter, Isa, helps him find a way.
Brave Little Bear by  Steve Small
Grades 2-3.|Ages 4-8. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. When a winter storm separates timid Arlo from his family, he refuses to let fear thwart him from reuniting with his mother and sister.
Bright Winter Night by  Alli Brydon
In this luminous, winter-themed celebration of the joy and beauty of nature and the gift of friendship, a group of woodland creatures use items found on the forest floor to build something special together, then race off to catch a glimpse of one of nature's most astounding wonders.
Bus Stop by  Angela H Dale
A group of neighborhood kids keep themselves entertained as they bide their time waiting for the bus until a snow day is called, much to everyone's delight.
Cornbread & Poppy by Matthew Cordell
The first snow -- Cornbread LOVES planning. Poppy does not. Cornbread ADORES preparing. Poppy does not. Cornbread IS ready for winter. Poppy ... is not. But Cornbread and Poppy are the best of friends.... Ages 4-8.
Go, Sled! Go! by  James Yang
Go, sled, go! What could be more exciting than a thrilling sled ride? Maybe when a few unexpected creatures join the adventure? Before long, there's a bunny, a moose, a snowman, and even a baker with cakes on the sled, and more surprises are headed their way. Repetitive words and large type make this a perfect book for beginning readers. And the laughs and surprises keep coming until the very satisfying end.
Is this...winter? by  Helen Yoon
High five! It's winter! For one spirited little puppy, winter means romping in the snow, birds to chase, fragrant evergreen trees, and joy, joy, joy! Then again, winter also means . . . oddly unfriendly deer? Millions of little lights? Contorting inflatable snowmen? Wait, what? If this is all winter too, then winter is kind of . . . weird!
Lost by Sam Usher
A boy and his granddad set off with their homemade sled to find a lost dog on a snowy afternoon. And so begins and exhilarating adventure.
Maisy's Snowy Day by Lucy Cousins
One day Maisy wakes up to a wonderful surprise: it's snowing! After putting on her coat, scarf, and gloves, she heads outside, where everything looks beautiful covered in snow, even if it's cold. Brrr!
Out Cold by Ryan T Higgins
The mice want to celebrate winter doing all their favorite outdoor things. But poor Bruce is inside with a cold. Luckily, the mice decide to bring the winter fun indoors.
So Much Snow by  Kristen Schroeder
Seven forest creatures, from a tiny mouse to a giant moose, hunker down in a snowstorm as they wonder when the snow will stop.
So Much Snow by  Hyunmin Park
Celebrates the magic and wonder of deep winter snow.
The Little Forest Keepers by  Mary Lundquist
Ash and Pudd take care of everyone in the woods, from their furry and feathered friends to the shivering trees. But then one day, a strange new creature appears in the forest. Could it be a new friend? This story about kindness and generosity is as cozy and sweet as a mug of hot chocolate on a chilly day.
The Snowman Waltz by  Karen Konnerth
On a winter's night a dozen snowmen waltz in pairs along a frozen river to dance in a clearing, but they are interrupted by a dozen penguins, marching into the same direction.
The Snowy Day by  Ezra Jack Keats
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Time to Move South for Winter by  Clare Helen Welsh
Join a tiny Arctic tern as she sets off on the world's longest animal migration. Watch as she passes humpback whales, caribou, Canada geese, leatherback turtles, and monarch butterflies, each on their own incredible journey south for winter. When the Arctic tern finally arrives, she must find a new home on the Antarctic shore and start her own family...until it's time to return to the northern skies once again.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Night by  Megan Litwin
Celebrate winter with this magical twist on a beloved nursery rhyme that brings the shimmering season of lights to life.
Winter's Gifts by  Kaitlin B Curtice
Ages 3-7. Dani, an indigenous girl, finds wonder in the resting and waiting that winter teaches us, and shares with her friends how Creator's gift of gratitude can transform the way we see the world. An Indigenous Celebration of Nature--Cover.
Words to Make a Friend : A Story in Japanese and English. by Donna Jo Napoli
When a young Japanese girl moves into her new house, she is happy to see a girl her age playing in the snow just outside her window. The only problem is the Japanese girl doesn't speak English and the American girl doesn't speak Japanese. But each girl's love of the snow teaches them that they don't need to speak the same language to have fun! Parallel text in English and Japanese.
Updated 12/11/2023