Winter Picture Books 
submitted by Natalie

Every summer we hear about fantastic beach reads, but aren’t the winter months really when you find that extra time to cozy up with a book? Here are a few frosty picture books to share with the little ones in your life.

Snow Dude by Daniel Kirk

A totally fun riff off the classic Gingerbread Man tale where a snowman heads out on a snowboard and the chase begins.

Snow by Uri Shulevitz

This captures the perspective of the wishful child so beautifully. A boy and his dog watch as one snowflake turns into another and another, never letting the skepticism of the adults who say, “It’s nothing” or “It will melt”.

The Hat by Jan Brett

A hedgehog finds himself stuck inside of a woolen stocking that falls from a nearby clothesline. After realizing that it’s not coming off of his quills, he concludes that it makes a splendid hat. And although the other animals he encounters all declare he looks silly, they too see the advantages of outerwear.

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Another snowman coming to life pick? Why, yes! This is a gentle wordless story is filled with magic and play. It’s also animated on DVD which can borrowed from LFPL

Here Comes Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara

A boy complains that there’s nothing to do in the wintertime. Shortly thereafter that mythical imp Jack Frost appears to show him that fun abounds.


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