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Ages 3-5

Winter

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A Day So Gray by  Marie Lamba
Celebrate the hues and comforts of a cozy winter day as a discontented girl at first notices only dull grays and browns in a snowy landscape but is coaxed by her friend to look more closely. Soon she finds orange berries, blue water, purple shadows, and more. Warm friendship and a fresh way of seeing things transform a snow-covered landscape from bleak to beautiful!
A Loud Winter's Nap by Katy Hudson
Every year Tortoise sleeps through winter. He assumes he isn't missing much. Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun of winter?
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.
A Thing Called Snow by  Yuval Zommer
Best friends Fox and Hare set out into the forest during their first winter to find out what snow is.
A Thousand White Butterflies by  Jessica Betancourt-Perez
Newly arrived from Colombia, Isabella's first day of school in the United States is cancelled because of snow and when Isabella notices a girl playing outside she makes a new friend, despite the language barrier.
Before Morning by Joyce Sidman
There are planes to fly and buses to catch, but a child makes a wish to persuade fate to bring her family a snow day slow and unhurried enough to spend at home together. Let snow fall overnight and change the world before morning, making it slow and delightful and white.
Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre
A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle.
Cold Turkey by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Sheep is shivering, Chicken is chilly, and Cow is quivering! Lucky for them, bundled-up Turkey is generous and shares his warm clothes with each of his barnyard friends. But once he's down to just his birthday suit, what's a cold turkey to do? (Not to worry-his friends will have him toasty again in no time!)
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak
In a simple, cheerful conversation with nature, two young children witness how the season changes from autumn to winter-- Provided by publisher.
Snow Falls by  Kate Gardner
An introduction to the magic, beauty and fun of snow for very young readers, perfect for fans of Ezra Jack Keats' classic The Snowy Day. Snow softens and snows transforming a small village into a winter wonderland. A girl and her dog set out and make the most of every snow-filled moment as the snow continues to fall.
Snow Song by  A. K Riley
In this poetic ode to the first snowfall, a little girl and her friends revel in a wintry wonderland and discover the beauty and joys of 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 Snowflake by  Benji Davies
Tells the separate stories of one snowflake and one little girl, both longing for their own special place in the world. The snowflake and Noelle discover that wherever we go, and however we fall, in the end, we all find a way to shine.
When the Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall by Jean Reidy
A child enjoys playing in snow with their family.
When Winter Comes : Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods by  Aimée M Bissonette
Though a forest may be blanketed in snow or a lake frozen over, families who enjoy the outdoors in winter, happily bundled up to play in the energizing weather, know that wildlife is still teeming there.
Winter's Coming : A Story of Seasonal Change by Jan Thornhill
Lily, a young snowshoe hare, hears from a passing flock of birds that "Winter's coming." Lily doesn't know who or what winter is, but it must be frightening. Why else would the birds be escaping south? Lily learns the ways in which her forest friends prepare for winter's arrival. This fascinating story introduces the ways in which different animals adapt to survive winter.
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 01/07/2022