100 Perfect Picture Books to Read this Winter

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Who doesn’t love to cozy up on the sofa with a good picture book?

And this chilly winter season makes a cozy reading moment even more precious.

So grab your hot cocoa, some fuzzy blankets, and your babies because I’ve got a list of 100 winter-themed picture books for you to read.

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Winter Picture Books: Snow

Snow by Uri Shulevitz
Big Snow by Jonathan Bean
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt
Snow by Cynthia Rylant
Toot & Puddle: Let it Snow by Holly Hobbie
Stella: Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Snow by P. D. Eastman and Roy McKie
Snowy Day by Anna Milbourne
Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee
There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro 

Snowflakes: 5th Anniversary Edition: A Pop-Up Book by Jennifer Preston Chushcoff


Winter Picture Books: Snowmen

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner
Snow Party by Harriet Ziefert
All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle
The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming
The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
Frosty the Snowman by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson
Snowzilla by Janet Lawler
Making a Friend by Alison McGhee
Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright.


Winter Picture Books: Poetry

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Winter Bees by Joyce Sidman
Winter: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur

Winter Eyes by Douglas Florian. poetry
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Iguanas in the Snow: And Other Winter Poems by Francisco X. Alarcon
It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing!: Winter Poems (I can read level 3) by Jack Prelutsky
Snow. Snow: Winter Poems for Children by Jane Yolen

Winter Poems selected by Barbara Rogasky

Winter Picture Books: Animals

Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
When It Starts to Snow by Phillis Gershator
Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows
The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett
Robin’s Winter Song by Suzanne Barton
When Winter Comes by Pearl Neuman


Winter Picture Books: Penguins

Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica by Jonathan London
Penguin Chick by Betty Tatham
My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Busy Penguins by John Schindel (board book)
Blue Penguin by Petr Horacek
Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromenta


Winter Picture Books: Non-Fiction

Winter Wonderland by Jill Esbaum
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino
Curious about Snow by Gina Shaw
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes by Kenneth Libbrecht
Snowflake: Winter’s Frozen Artistry by Kenneth Libbrecht and Rachel Wing
Migration by Robin Nelson
Winter (First Step Non-Fiction) by Tanya Thayer
Snow is Falling (Let’s Read and Find Out Science) by Dr. Franklyn M. Branley
It’s Snowing by Gail Gibbons


Winter Picture Books: Christmas

Night Tree by Eve Bunting.
The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski.
Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck.
Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson.
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story by Gloria Houston.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess
Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Alison Jay.
The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen.
Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht.

Arctic Christmas: A Very Cool Pop-Up Book by Janet Lawler


Winter Picture Books: Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice by Ellen Jackson
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer.
The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice by Carolyn McVickar Edwards.
Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth by Dorothy Morrison.
A Solstice Tree for Jenny by Karen Shragg
The Solstice Badger by Robin McFadden
The Longest Night by Marion Dane Bauer


Winter Picture Books: General

Flannel Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan
Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett.
The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle von Olfers.
Snow Party by Harriet Ziefert
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak
Secrets of Winter: A Shine a Light Book by Carron Brown
Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Richard B. Smith
Blizzard by John Rocco.
The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers.

Winter Picture Books: Wordless Books

Red Sled by Lita Judge
Winter by Gerda Muller
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle
Snowman’s Story by Will Hillenbrand
The Snow Rabbit by Camille Garoche.

Happy Reading!

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