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It's a Snow Day!

Picture books for little ones about the winter season. What could be happening over and under the snow?

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No two alike / Keith Baker.

Baker, Keith, 1953- | Book

A pair of birds go on a snowflake-filled journey through a winter landscape, where everything everywhere, from branches and leaves to forests full of trees, is unique.

Two drops of brown in a cloud of white / Saumiya Balasubramaniam ; pictures by Eva Campbell.

Balasubramaniam, Saumiya, 1979- author. | Book

A little girl and her mother walk home from school on a snowy winter day. Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of home, but her daughter sees magic in everything -- the clouds in the winter sky, the "firework" display when she throws an armful of snow into the air, making snow angels, tasting snowflakes. And in the end, her joy is contagious.

A thousand white butterflies / Jessica Betancourt-Perez and Karen Lynn Williams ; illustrated by Gina Maldonado.

Betancourt-Perez, Jessica, author. | Book

Newly arrived from Colombia, Isabella's first day of school in the United States is cancelled because of snow and when Isabella notices a girl playing outside she makes a new friend, despite the language barrier.

Brownie Groundhog and the wintry surprise / by Susan Blackaby ; illustrated by Carmen Segovia.

Blackaby, Susan, author. | Book

Brownie the groundhog is ready for her long winter nap, but her friends miss her so much they can't obey her orders not to disturb her. Instead they hatch a plan for a nighttime surprise.

Cozy / Jan Brett.

Brett, Jan, 1949- author, illustrator. | Book

The coat of a huge wooly musk ox named Cozy is the winter home for a growing number of Alaskan animals who mostly get along.

The hat / Jan Brett.

Brett, Jan, 1949- | Book

The snowy nap / Jan Brett.

Brett, Jan, 1949- author, illustrator. | Book

After hearing about winter from his friends, Hedgie the hedgehog tries to stay awake to experience its wonders.

A home in the barn / Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney.

Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952, author. | Book

Animals seek shelter in a big, warm barn during a cold, snowy night.

The three snow bears / by Jan Brett.

Brett, Jan, 1949- | Book

Retells the story of Goldilocks, set in an Inuit village and featuring a family of polar bears.

Good morning, snowplow! / by Deborah Bruss ; art by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson.

Bruss, Deborah, author. | Book

As the town goes to sleep, a snowstorm begins, and the man who drives the snowplow goes to work, keeping the streets clear throughout the night.

Katy and the big snow / story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton.

Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968 | Book

Katy, a red crawler tractor, belonged to the Highway Department of the City of Geoppolis. She was not used in winter, however, until a huge snowstorm snowed in the whole city. Then Katy plowed out everyone.

One snowy night / Nick Butterworth.

Butterworth, Nick. | Book

On a snowy night when a park keeper takes the animals into his hut for warmth, things get too crowded for comfort.

Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear / Mônica Carnesi.

Carnesi, Mônica. | Book

Beatrice the bunny wants to share winter with her best friend, Bear, but he will be busy hibernating

The reader / by Amy Hest ; illustrated by Lauren Castillo.

Hest, Amy. | Book

A boy and his dog hike to the top of a very tall, snowy hill where they play, enjoy a snack, and then share their favorite book before sledding home.

A warm friendship / written by Ellen DeLange ; illustrated by Jacqueline Molnár.

DeLange, Ellen, author. | Book

The story of how Squirrel and Snowman became great friends over one winter season.

I wish it would snow! / Sarah Dillard.

Dillard, Sarah, 1961- author, illustrator. | Book

When a small rabbit becomes impatient wishing for the winter season and some snow, he gets much more than expected.

Bear is not tired / Ciara Gavin.

Gavin, Ciara, author, illustrator. | Book

Bear is supposed to sleep through the winter, but he doesn't want to miss out on any of the fun. Fortunately, Mama Duck comes up with a plan that will help everyone have the perfect winter

Stella, queen of the snow / Marie-Louise Gay.

Gay, Marie-Louise | Book

Stella and Sam build a gigantic snowman, then they go skating and sledding and make beautiful snow angels in a fluffy, white, magical, and wondrous world.

Bear and Hare : snow! / Emily Gravett.

Gravett, Emily, author, illustrator. | Book

There's a brand new adventure awaiting Bear and Hare as they head outside to see snow! Tasting snowflakes, making snow angels, throwing snowballs (lots of snowballs) - what fun there is to be had! Hare loves the snow, but perhaps Bear needs a little more convincing?

Winter is here / by Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek.

Henkes, Kevin, author. | Book

Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings.

All right already! : a snowy story / by Jory John ; illustrated by Benji Davies.

John, Jory, author. | Book

Snow day! Duck is super excited and can't wait to play in the snow with his best friend, Bear. Bear isn't excited about going out in the snow. He'd rather stay inside, where it's warm and cozy.

Red sled / by Lita Judge.

Judge, Lita. | Book

At night, a host of woodland creatures plays with a child's red sled.

Into the snow / Yuki Kaneko ; illustrated by Masamitsu Saito.

Kaneko, Yuki, author. | Book

A boy bundles up and explores the snow with all his senses.

The snowy day / Ezra Jack Keats.

Keats, Ezra Jack. | Book

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Snow days / Deborah Kerbel & Miki Sato.

Kerbel, Deborah, author. | Book

Celebrate snow from a preschooler's perspective. Children skate, throw snowballs, and make snow angels. The last page shares age-appropriate information about snow.

Snow sisters! / by Kerri Kokias ; Teagan White.

Kokias, Kerri, author. | Book

Two sisters enjoy a snow day in their own unique ways, apart and then together.

Little fox in the snow / Jonathan London ; illustrated by Daniel Miyares.

London, Jonathan, 1947- author. | Book

A red fox, driven by hunger and curiosity, explores its world, encountering a mouse, a hare, and a wolverine.

Over and under the snow / by Kate Messner ; with art by Christopher Silas Neal.

Messner, Kate. | Book

As winter comes and Big Bear prepares to hibernate, he keeps thinking he hears Old Man Winter giving him exhausting orders that prevent him from sleeping.

First snow / Peter McCarty.

McCarty, Peter, author, illustrator. | Book

When Pedro comes from far away to visit his cousins, who are eager to introduce him to snow, all Pedro can think about at first is how much he dislikes cold.

Snow rabbit, spring rabbit : a book of changing seasons / Il Sung Na.

Na, Il Sung | Book

While other animals migrate, hibernate, or stay busy all winter, a little white rabbit watches.

Snow / Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Lauren Stringer.

Rylant, Cynthia | Book

Celebrates the beauty of a snowfall and its happy effects on children.


Shulevitz, Uri, | Audio Books

This is a Wonderbook - a picture book, audiobook, and teaching tool all in one! As snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them, and only a boy and his dog think that the snowfall will amount to anything.

Before morning / by Joyce Sidman ; illustrated by Beth Krommes.

Sidman, Joyce, author. | Book

Let snow fall overnight and change the world before morning, making it "slow and delightful and white."

Ladybug Girl and the big snow / by David Soman and Jacky Davis.

Soman, David. | Book

Wearing her ladybug costume, Lulu plays in new fallen snow.

Little Owl's snow / Divya Srinivasan.

Srinivasan, Divya, author, illustrator. | Book

Little Owl experiences his first snow and first winter.

Snow still / Holly Surplice.

Surplice, Holly, author. | Book

A little fawn wakes up to discover that the world outside has changed after a snowfall. As he takes his first faltering steps into this exciting snow-white world, he finds there's so much to discover and explore. And when it's time to return to the warmth of home, his parents are waiting right there for him.

Mouse's first snow / Lauren Thompson ; illustrated by Buket Erdogan.

Thompson, Lauren, 1962- | Book

A mouse tries many new things when he and his father go out and play in the snow.