Books for a Snowy Day

Chances are, the children will want to be outside in the first snow of the year. But eventually they will wear themselves out. And that’s the perfect time to snuggle up with hot cocoa and a good book!

New and Fabulous

First Snow by Bomi Park

From South Korea, here’s a quietly beautiful picture book about the first snow of the season. All in a palette of soft black and white punctuated with the red of winter scarves, this book captures the wonder of winter. Pegged for ages 2-5.

Oldie but Goodie

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

“One winter morning Peter woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see.” This is one of my all-time favorites. With simple language and pictures that reflect the brightness of newly fallen snow, Keats follows Peter’s adventures in the winter wonderland.

This book won the Caldecott Medal in 1963 for best picture book. It also broke barriers as the first picture book featuring an African-American as the central character. Pegged for Preschool-Kindergarten.

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