The Hanukkah and Christmas books have been shelved in the basement for another year, but we are still enjoying other winter favorites. Here's five winter books that our almost 4-year-old and almost 2-year-olds each enjoy (and their mom and dad, too!):
Grandfather Twilight is actually a story that isn't specific to winter, but something about the beautiful evening light (the "twilight") in the illustrations just feels like winter to me. A magical and calming bedtime story.
Carl's Snowy Afternoon follows that lovable rottweiler, Carl, through several snowy adventures. Few words, wonderful illustrations, and lots of room for creative narration.
The Story of the Snow Children, written by Sibylle von Olfers (1881-1916), is a winter classic. Full of imagination and gorgeous, timeless pictures, it transports you and your little readers to another world.
The Mitten is a playful Ukrainian folk tale about a boy's lost white mitten that provides shelter to an unlikely gathering of forest animals.
The Snowy Day brings me back to my childhood, when my parents used to read it to me. A sweet story of a little boy's adventures in the snow.
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That said, I think public libraries are awesome, and most local & independent bookstores, too.