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Books for Kids Ages Birth – Three
Jingle-Jingle by Nicola Smee
It is so much fun to bounce your little one on your lap for this cheery ride through the snow along with Cat, Dog, Pig, and Duck. And, of course, the sounds from a jingle jangly horse, and sliding down the hill, just add to the merry journey.
How To Build A Snowman by Little Scholastic
This board book for babies and toddlers is full of textures to feel, and fun actions to do together. The engaging illustrations are bright and allow for very young readers to experience a winter wonderland while cozy, at home, in your lap!
No by Claudia Rueda
Winter is here and little bear does not want to go to sleep. Mama bear warns him of a coming snowstorm, but little bear wants to stay out in the cold for as long as he can. The cozy reunion is perfect for snuggly bedtime reading.
Books for Kids Ages Four – Eight
When It Starts To Snow by Phillis Gershator
All the animals in a wintry scene answer in their own voices to the repeated question, “What if it starts to snow? What do you do? Where do you go?” Young readers can also learn each animal’s unique winter habits while they also get to imitate some of their favorite animal sounds.
“I’m Not Santa!” by Jonathan Allen
Baby Hare insists on confusing Baby Owl with Santa just because he’s wearing St. Nick’s trademark hat. As usual, Baby Owl gets very frustrated and hilarious dialogue follows, but it’s finally a visit from Santa himself that clears up the misunderstanding.
It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing! by Jack Prelutsky
This collection of winter poems is perfect for early readers who want to read about the excitement and anticipation that builds when snow is on the way, and the fun that follows when a blanket of white is finally on the ground. Of course, the downsides are mentioned such as melting snowmen, cars getting stuck, and getting so bundled you can scarcely move. The humor of these poems and the rhymes will motivate even the most reluctant reader.
Books for Kids Ages Nine – Twelve
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
First published nearly forty years ago, this book still leaves children laughing hysterically at all the mischief the six very naughty Herdman children create. They take over the church Christmas Pageant and chaos ensues. While very funny, the story is also very touching.
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
This is the very first book in the Little House series and it is also one of the most memorable. The Ingalls family experiences adventures nearly every day. Through the eyes of Laura, we learn about all the work that many families in the late 1900s did in preparation for the upcoming winter. Laura also receives her very first doll at Christmastime, one of the many moments in the book that highlight the importance of seemingly little things, as well as, most importantly, family. And as usual, Pa’s fiddle playing at celebrations with family and friends is a highlight.
Horrible Harry and the Holidaze by Suzy Kline Harry and his friends are discussing more than Christmas this December! At school they learn about Hanukkah, Three Kings’ Day, Kwanzaa and the Korean New Year. Of course, Harry isn’t so fascinated by it all. Will anything make Harry snap out of it and join in the fun?