Reading Together

For this past Sunday’s Winter Storytime, I had a reeeeaallly hard time selecting books. There were just too many good one’s about winter and/or snow to choose from. So good that we’ve continued reading a handful of them of them at our house.

Here are the honorable mentions that didn’t quite make the storytime cut:

White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin

I’m a sucker for this illustration style from the 40’s & 50’s. It’s a Caldecott winner to boot!

Red Sled by Lita Judge

This is one of LBD’s favorites of the moment. We read this one before bed every night.

When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan, illustrated by Susan Gaber

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

If you couldn’t tell already (here and here and here)… we’re kinda big fans of Lois Ehlert.

Grandmother Winter by Phillis Root, illustrations by Beth Krommes

A sweet little story about winter’s progression and another Beth Krommes appearance this week.

Snow Music by Lynne Ray Perkins

A day of snow, a day of song.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The classic winter tale.

The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel, illustrations by Nancy Winslow Parker

Similar to Under My Hood I Wear a Hat read for Silly Hat Storytime. A good pick for toddlers and pre-readers.

A Winter’s Tale by Robert Sabuda


First Snow by Emily Arnold McCully

A fun read recommend to me by a middle school teacher. Now I’m hooked on Emily Arnold McCully.

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Brigs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian

Because “no two snowflakes are alike” and “each one is startlingly beautiful”.

Snow by Uri Shulevitz

A snow no one predicted… well, all except one special boy.

And what a magical snow it was.

***’Reading Together’ is a sampling of picture books my husband and I are currently reading with our toddler daughter, LBD. Some are brand new, some oldies, but goodies. 90% are her personal favorites of which we’ve read, over, and over, and over again…. Times thirty. To the tenth power.***

image sources: white snow bright snowred sledwhen winter comes, snowballs, grandmother winter, snow music, snowy day, the jacket i wear, winter’s talefirst snow, snowflake bentley, snow


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  2. […] Red Sled was such a hit in our house ever since it’s release. I also shared it with my storytimers and it was excellent as a read aloud. When I heard of Lita Judge’s new book with the same cast of characters, I put an book request order in that day. Red Hat is set up in the same story style of Red Sled consisting entirely of onomatopoeia, and is about few curious forest creatures and their tussle over a red hat left out on the wash line. L prefers Red Sled to Red Hat, but I think they are both clever and fun. […]

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