Unfortunately, we don’t get much snow here in Arkansas so we have to experience snow primarily through books. I love to check out lots of snow-themed books all winter long and we have quite a few in our personal library. If you can’t have the real thing, books about snow are the next best thing.
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Over the years, I have come across many books about snow. Some are great, some are okay and some are just terrible. I’ve don’t the research for you and can attest that all of these books are school-teacher (my job many moons ago) and mom-approved. They are also New Englander approved! I come about my knowledge of all things snow quite honestly!
11 Frosty Books About Snow
Snowflake Bentley – Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Bentley, a Vermont farm boy, grows up with a passion for photographing nature. When he discovers he can capture and photograph snowflakes his life is forever changed.
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder – Jon Nelson Ph. D
Learn all about how snow is formed and answer all of your questions about winter precipitation. You can even read about how to catch your own snowflakes for further observation.
Curious About Snow – Gina Shaw
This story about Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley includes tons of really cool pictures. Kids will love seeing the snowflakes up close.
Snow – Cynthia Rylant
A snow day is always a joy for children. This book is about a little girl, her friend and her grandmother and all of the wonderful ways to enjoy a snow day.
Winter is Here – Kevin Henkes
Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the winter season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter.
Winter Dance – Marion Dane Bauer
Snow is coming, and it’s time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do? Each animal advises the fox that its own plan is best, but the fox thinks otherwise—yet it’s not until he meets a golden-eyed friend that he finds the perfect way to celebrate the snowfall.
Over and Under the Snow – Kate Messner
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow lies a secret world of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals making their winter home under the snow. This beloved nonfiction picture book exploring the subnivean zone reveals the tunnels and caves formed beneath the snow but over the ground, where many kinds of animals live through the winter, safe and warm, awake and busy, but hidden beneath the snow.
Animals in Winter – Henrietta Bancroft & Richard G. Van Gelder
Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow?
Probably not. Butterflies can’t survive cold weather, so when winter comes, many butterflies fly to warmer places. They migrate. Woodchucks don’t like cold weather either but they don’t migrate; they hibernate. Woodchucks sleep in their dens all winter long. Read and find out how other animals cope with winter’s worst weather.
Tracks in the Snow – Wong Herbert Yee
A little girl follows tracks outside her window after a fresh snowfall, only to realize that the tracks in the snow are her own from the day before―and that they lead her home. This diminutive and sweet picture book is as cozy as a cup of hot chocolate.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Felix Bernhard and Richard B. Smith
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening . . . Tim Hopgood’s joyful and colorful illustrations show all the wonders of winter―snowmen and sleigh rides, sweaters and smiles. Follow a family on their walk through snowy scenes. A beautiful and festive celebration of the season―perfect for sharing!
Snowmen at Night – Caralyn Buehner
There really is only one question. What DO snowmen do at night?
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