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15 Seasonal Books to Transport Your Child to a Winter Wonderland!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

There's a lot to get excited for during the holiday season. The festivities and traditions can feel so new and magical for a young child who may be experiencing all these things for only the second or third time. If you are looking for a heartwarming activity to introduce your child to the season, here are 15 books that will take them to a wonderful winter wonderland!

Sneezy the Snowman

by Maureen Wright (Author) &

Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)

B-R-R-R-R! AH-CHOO! Sneezy the Snowman is cold, cold, cold. To warm up, he drinks cocoa, sits in a hot tub, stands near a warm fire–and melts! But the children know just what to do to build him up again–and make him feel “just right”. Hilarity chills the air with playful mixed-media illustrations by Stephen Gilpin as Sneezy attempts to warm himself with some silly results.

Ten Sparkly Snowflakes: Twinkly Countdown Fun!

by Tiger Tales (Author) &

Russell Julian (Illustrator)

Join the woodland animals as they get ready to play snowy games in this peek-through counting book. Little ones will love to watch as the number of snowflakes decreases from 10 to 1 with each turn of the page.

Polar Express

by Chris Van Allsburg (Author, Illustrator)

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole...

The Polar Express is a Caldecott Medal winner, and reading the story together is a beloved holiday tradition held by generations of families.

Froggy Gets Dressed

by Jonathan London (Author) &

Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)

Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.

The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats (Author)

The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf and a perfect gift for the holiday season.

I See Winter

by Charles Ghigna (Author) &

Jatkowska (Illustrator)

I see snowflakes gently fall.  I see a snowman standing tall.  Sensory, detailed and child-centered, this is the perfect introduction for young children to the cycles of the year.

Little Red Sleigh

by Erin Guendelsberger (Author) & Elizaveta Tretyakova (Illustrator)

The Little Red Sleigh has one big dream―to one day become Santa's big red sleigh! But all her life, she's been told she's too small, she's too young, she can't fly, and she certainly can't meet Santa. Well, this Christmas, with the help of some friends, she's determined to do

the impossible.

The Biggest Snowman Ever

by Steven Kroll (Author) &

Jeni Bassett (Illustrator)

When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and work, but their snowmen just aren't big enough. Soon they have an idea. As the day of the contest approaches, Clayton and Desmond join forces to build the biggest snowman ever.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's First Winter

by Eric Carle (Author, Illustrator)

Welcome winter with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and his friends in this sensory exploration of the season. Discover the very best of this time of year: snowy days full of play, the sounds of birds chirping atop a snowman, the smell of cookies fresh from the oven, and so much more!

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

by Kenard Pak (Author, Illustrator)

Join a brother and sister as they explore nature and take a stroll through their twinkling town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the setting sun to curious deer, they say goodbye to autumn and welcome the glorious first

snow of winter.

The Mitten

by Jan Brett (Author)

In this bestselling modern classic, a young boy’s lost mitten leads to a charming snowy adventure. Jan Brett’s beautiful retelling is a family favorite and the board book edition is the perfect gift for the youngest readers.

Merry Christmas, Mouse!

by Laura Numeroff (Author) &

Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for toddlers, who will enjoy this simple introduction to numbers. Mouse adds ornaments to his tree, one by one. A great opportunity for the littlest ones to practice counting along with the ever-popular Mouse.

The First Day of Winter

by Denise Fleming (Author, Illustrator)

Alive with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first ten days of winter bring special gifts for a special friend. This cumulative tale will have children chanting along as they discover all the trimmings needed for the most perfect

snowman ever!

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!

by Lucille Colandro (Author) &

Jared Lee (Illustrator)

The old lady is swallowing everything from snow to a pipe, some coal, a hat, and more! With rollicking, rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page. And this time, there's a surprise at the end no reader will be able to guess!

Biscuit's Snowy Day

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Author) & Pat Schories (Illustrator) &

Mary O'Keefe Young (Illustrator)

Biscuit loves playing in the snow!

There is soft, powdery snow everywhere! It's the perfect day for snow angels, sledding, and snuggling up with someone you love. Woof!

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