Children’s Books for Winter

With this last winter storm melting away, it seems like winter is on it’s way out. So before the snow is gone (until next year anyways!), I’d like to share some beautiful books about snow and winter.

Red Sled by Lita Judge. This book has fun pictures that will make children smile.It’s a wordless story that is told by pictures and sounds, but the story is still told in a clear and powerful way.

Snow Dog, Go Dog by Deborah Helligman, illustrated by Tim Bowers. The beautifully textured illustrations show the story of a dog who goes off just as the flurries of snow start.

Why is the Snow White? by Heinz Janisch and Silke Leffler. This book is perfect for the curious child who is forever asking “Why?”. The book tells an imaginative tale of how snow got it’s colour, with Father Snow finding a field of beautifully coloured flowers and in turn asking them to share some of their colour. This story would also be a great way to open up a discussion of sharing of yourself with others, selflessness and helping other people.

To end this post I have to include¬†The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This has been a favourite of my since childhood and I have read and re-read it to many children over my years of working with children. It’s simple but evocative pictures bring you to a simple but lovely snowy day.

 

Top Ten Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

Here are my top ten Valentine’s books for kids. A book is great Valentine’s Day gift for children, and you can write a sweet note inside the cover for your Valentine.

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. A must for fans of the If You Give a…series.

 

Lily's Chocolate Heart Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Chocolate Heart by Kevin Henkes. This book is so fun, and it’s great for younger kids too.

 

Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George! by H.A Rey. A classic Valentine’s Day read.

Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool

Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean. Should you skip this book? Goodness no!

The Biggest Valentine Ever

If your kids liked The Biggest Snowman Ever or The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, then this would make a great book for Valentine’s Day for them. If they haven’t read them yet, get The Biggest Valentine Ever for Valentine’s Day and save the other two books for next Halloween and Winter!

Llama Llama I Love You

Even the youngest children will love this book with a sweet message.

Arthur's Valentine

I’ve loved the Arthur books since I was a kid and I’m happy to see that they are still popular. There seems to be an Arthur book for any holiday or occasion.

 

Little Miss Hug

This book is perfect for any fans of the Little Miss and Mister Men books created by Roger Hargreave. Although Roger Hargreave has passed away, the series has been continued by his son Adam Hargreaves.

Pinkalicious Pink of Hearts

My nieces are big fans of the Pinkalicious books so I had to include this on my list. They’re fun to read aloud too!

Franklin's Valentines

Another classic Valentine’s Day book, perfect for children who are already fans of the Franklin series or children who are yet to discover him. Another series where you can find a book for any occasion as well.

It’s hard to narrow it down, there are so many sweet books about love and Valentine’s Day for kids! What are your favourite books to read or give for Valentine’s Day?