WINTER READING LIST
We are back with another reading list and this one is all about snow. Thanks to our friends and partners at McNally Robinson Booksellers, we get to explore the pages of these fun books as they welcome winter.
Once Upon A Northern Night
Pendziwol, Jean and Arsenault, Isabelle
In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.
As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The poem describes the forest of snow-covered pines, where a deer and fawn nibble a frozen apple, and a great gray owl swoops down with its feathers trailing through the snow. Two snowshoe hares scamper and play under the watchful eyes of a little fox, and a tiny mouse scurries in search of a midnight feast. When the snow clouds disappear, stars light up the sky, followed by the mystical shimmering of northern lights – all framed by the frost on the window.
The Snow Knows
McGrath, Jennifer and Bisaillon, Josee
In this deceptively simple children’s picture book, a pair of award-winning storytellers share the joys of winter. A lyrical prose poem, The Snow Knows introduces readers of all ages to animals both domestic (a tabby cat by the wood stove) and wild (a slinking lynx; a choir of coyotes), celebrating wilderness and outdoor play.
Hello, World! Snow
The hit Hello, World! board book series teaches toddlers all about snow! Includes easy-to-understand facts about chilly weather, snowflakes, storms, snowplows, and winter fun.
Young children love to play in the snow. Now Hello, World! can teach them all about winter weather–with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts. (“Snowflakes come in different shapes, but they all have six sides and six points.”)
It’s a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.
Carroll, James Christopher
A poetic personification of the winter season, Mother Winter goes walking “on the longest cold night,” inviting the reader along to experience chill winds, icy ponds, white snowdrifts, and other quiet wonders.
Our recommended reading is made possible by our partnership with McNally Robinson Booksellers. Visit your nearest McNally Robinson Bookstore in person or online to secure a copy of the titles listed above.