Winter Children’s Book Round Up
We’re well into the holiday season and the winter weather is also here! Believe it or not, it snowed in Louisiana last week!
Today I’d like to share some quick reviews of winter books we are loving in our house lately.
Snow Beast Comes to Play
by Phil Gosier
Very sweet story about a young snow creature who only wants to make friends, but everyone is scared of him! Cute, snowy illustrations, and full of fun sound effects for reading out loud. Preschoolers will love this one for bedtime, if they are OK with the mention of the word “beast.”
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter
by Kenard Pak
Gorgeous watercolor pictures show a brother and sister walking through nature and having a conversation with leaves, animals, and even the sun! The children learn what happens to each thing as autumn turns into winter. Very informative and great for kids who ask a lot of questions 😀
by Richard Jackson, Illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Simple book with few words and a quick rhyme scheme. Short enough for my toddler to sit still and listen to. This is an interactive reading activity for parents and kids to do together! I would recommend for 2-3 year olds.
by Arree Chung
Cute and clever book about a young ninja named Maxwell who tries to catch Santa one Christmas Eve night, but his plan doesn’t quite turn out the way he expects it to! Kids in Kindergarten and first grade will giggle at the letters Max writes to Santa.
Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas
by Pamela Ehrenberg, illustrated by Anjan Sarkar
Unique story about a multicultural family’s holiday celebrations, and one boy’s adventure with his mischievous little sister! I liked reading this with my older son because he loves learning about other cultures, and we could research unfamiliar terms that we came across together. Jewish children will be familiar with the terms and love seeing themselves in the characters. I know my son could relate to having a younger sibling that drives him crazy!
I would recommend any of these books as gifts for the child in your life this holiday season!