Winter is for Snow — But…It’s March for Goodness Sake


Having been buried in nearly 2 ft of snow this past week I thought I would share with you a post and reading list I did back in November at the beginning of the season.  Now, similarly, more than 3 months later we have been pummelled with snow so that any hopes of an early Spring have been shattered.  Enjoy the last days of winter (fingers crossed) with the titles listed below.

From November 28, 2016

As I sit here today looking out my window at the patches of snow in my yard and a forecast including temperatures in the 50s, it is hard to believe that just a week ago I was up to my knees in the white stuff and schools were closed for 1.5 days.  Then again, I shouldn’t be surprised at all.  I live in Central NY where it is not uncommon to get inches upon inches of snow to get you in the holiday spirit only to be disappointed in a few weeks as you wear your raincoat to holiday festivities.  Winter Storm Argos hit us hard and it was beautiful while it lasted.  Fun was had by all in the form of sledding, snowman building, and even a little cross country skiing.  I have always said that if it can’t be 70s and sunny and is bound to be cold then give me snow!  After all winter is for snow.   Check out these fun picture books to get a taste of the winter season…


First Snow by Peter McCarty First Snow
By: Peter McCarty

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.  Ages 4-8

Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins Toys Meet Snow: Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-Loving Rubber Ball
By: Emily Jenkins

While Little Girl is away on winter vacation, her toys, Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic, decide to go outside and learn more about snow.  Ages 3-7

Blizzard by John Rocco Blizzard
By: John Rocco

After a massive blizzard, a boy becomes a hero when he manages to walk to the local store and bring supplies back to his neighborhood which has been snowed in for days. Based on the author’s childhood experience.  Ages 4-7

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean Big Snow
By: Jonathan Bean

An excited and frustrated boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a ‘big snow.’ Ages 3-6

Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger Max and Marla
By: Alexandra Boiger

Max and Marla are best friends. And aspiring Olympians! With their eyes on the prize, they know exactly what it’ll take to reach sledding success: preparation, practice and perseverance.  Ages 3-5

Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker Winter is for Snow
By: Robert Neubecker

A brother and sister help each other learn to appreciate the joys of winter.  Ages 3-5

Snow by Joan Clark Snow
By: Joan Clark

After a month of snowfall, Sammy imagines what might lie beneath the snow covering his town.  Ages 3-5

Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant Little Penguins
By: Cynthia Rylant

During the first snowy day of winter, five little penguins bundle up and venture outside to play. Ages 3-7

Samson in the Snow by Philip Christian Stead Samson in the Snow
By: Philip Christian Stead

When friendly giant mammoth Samson falls asleep and wakes up in the middle of a blizzard, he finds and shelters a little red bird and a flower-loving mouse, beginning new friendships for all.  Ages 4-8

Into the Snow by Yuki Kaneko Into the Snow
By: Yuki Kaneko

Into the Snow is an exuberant story told in the child’s own voice. Celebrating immediacy and exploration, along with the tender bond between mother and child, this is a story that feels good, the way all real things do.  Ages 3-7


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