Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Books for a Snowy Day

Winter is coming and that means snowy days are, too.  When the weather forecasts snow we reach for our gloves, hats, scarfs and some of our favorite snowy day books.  Here are some of our favorite reads for those snowy days during the winter months.

Snow Is Falling by Franklyn M. Branley | Find out all of the good and bad things that snow brings with the author's scientific take on snow.  

The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino | This book is a must-have for all those science lovers out there.  When you want to know the science behind snow and how it is created...this is the book for you!  

Mouse's First Snow by Lauren Thompson | Little learners all around will enjoy the fun story of Mouse's first time playing and enjoying the snow.   Read this book and follow up with a personal or fictional narrative writing about playing in the snow.

The Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffrey Burton | Combine music and reading with this snowy twist on the "Itsy Bitsy Spider".  Your learners will enjoy the images and story as you compare this story to the old nursery rhyme favorite.

The Snowy Day  by Ezra Jack Keats | When you think of a snowy day book this classic probably comes to mind.  Peter and his fun day in the snow is a must read and can be followed up by many fun activities.

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert | Ehlert's books always have the most amazing illustrations and this book is no different. Explore snow and all the creations you can make by reading this book with your learners.

I hope that you are able to enjoy one or more of these books with your little ones.  Head to the library to grab these snowy day books or collect them for your own library collection in time for the winter months.  Now it's your turn, what are some of your favorite snowy day books?


  1. Ezra Jack Keats is one of my all time favorites! I've never hear of The Story of Snow before - I need to check that out! Thanks for the book ideas!

  2. I have not heard of The Story of Snow either, but I just reserved it at the library. Thanks for the suggestion; I look forward to checking it out!

    A Very Curious Class