Winter Fresh Off the Press!

Winter has inspired many picture books about snow, kids who play in it, and cold-weather creatures who live in it. It's easy to find a list of great classics from over the years. Now we present to you some of the newest wintry picture books from this year's snowy season. We hope you find a new favorite!

Waiting for Snow

Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is as unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger’s friends have a few tricks up their sleeve to try to get the snow’s attention and distract their pal in the meantime. In the end, Badger sees there’s no trick—only waiting—until at last, it’s time. 

First Snow

A young girl wakes up to the year's first snowy day. From her initial glimpse out the window to her poignant adventures—rolling a snowman, making snow angels—the girl's quiet quests are ones all young readers will recognize. As subtly joyful as a snow day itself, this book will find its home in the hearts of young adventurers everywhere.

Bears in the Snow

The little bears are ready to play in the snow. But — oh, no! Their sled is too small! It’s not as much fun to go sledding only two at a time, but what can they use to carry them all? Luckily, Big Brown Bear has an idea — and it starts with a belly flop!

Adrift: An Odd Couple of Polar Bears

This is a classic and quirky story of finding friendship where you least expect it. Karl and Hazel are polar bears. They are not friends.Until . . . CRAAACCKKK! Of all the polar bears, Karl is stuck with one who doesn’t like to talk. Of all the polar bears, Hazel is stuck with the one who talks too much. And now they’re drifting out to sea together. . . .

Pablo in the Snow

What is soft, fluffy, and white? Pablo’s wool, of course. But this little lamb soon discovers that there’s something else as well: SNOW! From making trails to sledding with friends, having snowball fights and crafting snowmen, there’s tons of fun to be had in the snow. But winter days grow dark very fast, and Pablo finds himself lost on his way home. Not to worry―Mama and Papa help Pablo get back to the cozy barn so he can talk about his adventures.

Annabelle at the South Pole

Annabelle is trapped inside on a cold, wintry afternoon with her brothers and sister. When they won’t stop pestering her, she sets off into the snowy backyard in search of adventure, and soon finds herself at the South Pole in the company of an abominable (but adorable) snowman.

Winter, Winter, Cold and Snow

A gentle, repetitive story about forest creatures on a cold winter's day and night. With colorful, child-friendly illustrations this is a sweet pick for cozy storytimes by the fire.

Little Penguins

As the snow starts to fall, the excited penguins pull out scarves, mittens, heavy socks, and boots, and Mama helps them bundle up. But when it’s time to go out, one timid penguin decides to stay home. Filled with waddling baby penguins, playful text, and delightful illustrations, this book feels like a young picture-book classic in the making.

Before Morning

There are planes to fly and buses to catch, but a child uses the power of words, in the form of an invocation, to persuade fate to bring her family a snow day — a day slow and unhurried enough to spend at home together.  

 

 

Wolf in the Snow

A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts.

Samson in the Snow

One sunny day Samson, a large and friendly woolly mammoth, encounters a little red bird who is looking for yellow flowers for her mouse friend. As she flies off with the flowers, Samson wonders what it must be like to have a friend. He wonders this for so long, in fact, that he falls asleep and wakes up to a world covered in snow. In the midst of a blizzard, Samson finds and shelters the little red bird and flower-loving mouse in a tender tale of kindness and unexpected friendship.

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