What better season is there then Winter to cuddle-up under a blanket next to a crackling fire, with a good book? The following books are perfect for this peaceful but blustery time of year. Cue the fuzzy slippers, hot chocolate, and fire—here are some wintry wonderland books for you and your little ones to enjoy!
Over and Under the Snow – By Kate Messner
A girl and her father ski through the winter trees. Though it’s mostly still and white, they catch glimpses of wildlife and she becomes aware of all of the animals hidden and safe beneath the snow .Peel away the layers of the world to reveal the dazzling life both over and under the snow.
Hooray for Snow! – by Kazuo Iwamura
Three little squirrels are eager to play in the snow. Papa doesn’t want to join them because it’s too cold and Mama has too much work to do. After they convince Papa to come out, he discovers that sledding is too much fun to worry about being cold. By the end of the book they also convince Mama to join them. It’s a simple book celebrating the joy of winter and playing in the snow.
Flip and Flop- by Dawn Apperley
Flop is a penguin whose big brother, Flip, doesn’t want to play with him. Luckily he finds Hop who is in the same situation with Hip. They play together until they discover a game that all four can play together.
Is That You, Winter? – Stephen Gammell
Old Man Winter wakes up crabby. After he does his job of spreading snow and cold, he wonders why he bothers. Then he stumbles and a little girl takes care of him. By the end of the book, he’s happy knowing who is enjoying all his hard work. The art is done in a messy splatter style that’s a lot of fun to look at.
Teaching very young children about American history can be a challenge, but it’s a easy when you have a good book about an amazing American. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is coming up, and even if your child is a preschooler, there are books you can use to share about this leader’s life and legacy.
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Martin Luther King, III.
This book has a wonderful perspective of Dr. King for young kids, through the eyes of his son. Children can relate to his story — both the triumphs and the tragedies — through the experiences of his children.
Meet Martin Luther King Jr – Johnny Ray Moore
Beginning with King’s childhood and following his life through his ” I Have a Dream Speech” and subsequent death, this book reveals (in age-appropriate language) how King ended segregation in America and influenced the way we live our lives today.
My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. – Marion Dane Bauer
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. His words changed the way people thought, and his actions spurred them on to change the world. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Dr. King to the youngest readers and inspires them to change the world.