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.

Sneezy the Snowman book

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

Snowmen at Night Book

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.

Sadie and the Snowman Book

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

Snow Dude Book

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

Snow Party Book

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

Snowballs book

Books About Snow

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

The Mitten book

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.

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow book

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 snowy Day Book

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

The First Day of Winter book

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

White Snow Bright Snow book

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.

Stella Queen of the Snow

Non-Fiction Books

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

The Story of Snow book

Curious About Snow – With AMAZING photographs, you kids can learn about how snow crystals are formed.

Curious About Snow book

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

All About Winter Weather book

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

Animals in Winter book

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

Over and Under the Snow book

Additional Winter Books

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

Bear Snores on Book

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

Ten on the sled book

Winter is Here – Celebrate winter with these beauty.

Winter is here book

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

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter book

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