Cozy Winter Books for Kids
Get under the covers to enjoy these cozy winter books for kids! These beautiful books help build an appreciation of the wonder and joy of this special time of year.
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Cozy Winter Books for Kids
Enjoy these cozy winter books for kids!
Little Star (You Are the Light) is an enchanting board book perfect to read to your little ones. It celebrates the splendor of the natural world in winter, as the woodland creatures offer their thanks to the evening star.
Go, Sled! Go! is from James Yang, who also created Stop! Bot! (read my review). This new winter book is just as fun as Stop! Bot! and has already in regular rotation at bedtime in our house. As a sled races downhill, it encounters a number of obstacles, like a moose, penguins (on vacation), and a village (!) Will it stop before it crashes at the bottom, or will everyone end up scattered in the snow? An action-packed adventure even very young readers can enjoy.
A Winter’s Tale (Peter Rabbit) is a gorgeous little book based on the original tale by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit is back, although with Benjamin Button, and, unsurprisingly, they don’t listen to the grownups’ advice about watching out for scary characters out in the snowy woods. Yet these endearing little bunnies are actually doing good, as they help rescue a sackful of baby mice, and everyone returns home safely. A timeless tale sure to captivate readers of all ages.
Cozy in Love is a sweet follow up to Cozy, both from beloved author/illustrator Jan Brett. Cozy is heartsick that he might not have won over Lofti in the typical musk ox contests of strength, but he is soon distracted by news of a friend in trouble. His clever solution to the problem and selfless actions save the day – and also melt the heart of a certain female musk ox who is watching, unbeknownst to Cozy. This charming book includes Brett’s characteristic multi-paneled illustrations, allowing us to follow what is happening with various characters at the same time.
Diez maneras de escuchar la nieve is the new Spanish language edition of the beautiful Ten Ways to Hear Snow. A young girl walks through the streets after a snowstorm on her way to visit her grandmother. She finds out that although many city noises are now silenced, there are new ones to be discovered, including the sound of her neighbor’s snow shovel and that of her own boots. After she helps her grandmother make their favorite Lebanese dish, her grandmother teaches her another way to listen to the snow – with its silence. A lovely invitation to be mindful of our surroundings, as well as an homage to the close relationship between children and their grandparents.
Little Bear is an Inuit folktale about the friendship between a woman and a polar bear who becomes like her son. It is a story about live between humans and animals. It is also a story about letting go, as the old woman must eventually let the bear return to the wild. It also teaches young children respect for the natural world, and the gorgeous artwork gives them a sense of awe at the beauty of the frozen north.