The Best Winter Books for Preschool


Are you looking for book ideas to supplement your winter-themed activities? Here is a huge list of the best winter books for preschool kids. They are perfect for your class library or as read alouds at storytime.

The Best Winter Books for Preschool Kids

Snowman Books

Sneezy the Snowman – Kids delight as Sneezy gets himself into situations where he melts in this silly story.

Snowmen at Night – A delightful tale about what snowmen do while we sleep.

Sadie and the Snowman – Sadie keeps making her snowman over and over again in this sweet story. I love how she tries to prolong his life when spring starts to arrive. Clever Sadie also has a great solution to preserve her snowman during the summer. It’s a little bit of fiction with some science mixed in.

Snow Dude – This store is reminiscent of a gingerbread boy book, but this time around, a snowman is causing the mischief.

The Snow Party – With beautiful illustrations, this book tells a story about a snowman party celebrating the first day of winter.

Snowballs – Lois Ehret presents many materials to use in creating a snowman. This beautiful book will surely spark your kids’ creativity.

Books About Snow

The Mitten – This is a beautifully illustrated classic tale about animals encountering a boy’s mitten.

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! – The little old lady is at it again, and this time she swallows the ingredients of a snowman.

The Snowy Day – Here is another classic children’s book. This one takes us on an adventure with Peter as he explores his snowy neighborhood.

The First Day of Winter – In the style of The Twelve Days of Christmas, this book explores the first 10 days of winter.

White Snow Bright Snow – This is an oldie, but a goodie that tells how the snow transforms the land with beautiful, lyrical text.

Stella Queen of the Snow – Join Stella and her brother Sam as they go on a snow-filled adventure filled with LOTS of sweet snowy questions.

Non-Fiction Books

The Story of Snow – This is a beautiful story about how snowflakes form.

Curious About Snow – With AMAZING photographs, your kids can learn how snow crystals form.

All About Winter Weather – With simple text and photographs, this book explores winter weather, how to prepare for winter weather and winter activities.

Animals in Winter –  Teach your kids how animals adapt to cold winter weather.

Over and Under in the Snow – Here is another book showing how animals survive the winter…hidden beneath the snow.

Additional Winter Books

The Bear Snores On – As the bear hibernates, his cave fills with furry friends.

Ten on the Sled – A wintery version of Ten in the Bed.

Winter is Here – Celebrate winter its beautiful wonders. This book is perfect for your study of the seasons.

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter – Explore the transition from fall to winter through this sweet book’s lyrical text.

Additional Book Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for additional books for preschoolers? Check out these lists from Early Learning Ideas.

Additional Winter Ideas for Kids