5 picture books about winter

5 picture books about winter

I love to read seasonal books to F (4 years old) and E (19 months) so now that we have packed away the Christmas books, we are enjoying winter books about snowy lands. We are still enjoying all the 7 wonderful winter themed children’s books I shared last year. Since we are always discovering new books I thought I would share 5 more fantastic winter children’s picture books.

The Storm whale in winter, Benji Davies

Both the story and the illustrations in this book are beautiful. Noi rescued a little whale one summer. Then in the winter, it is Noi who needs help and of course, the whale comes to his rescue. Such a sweet little story that I love reading to F.

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Dot in the snow, Corrine Averiss & Fiona Woodcock *

Another winter tale with beautiful and enchanting illustrations. Miki (a polar bear) just wants to play but it’s mum is too busy. So Miki sets off to find someone to play with. That’s when it discovers “the dot”. Miki and Dot have lots of fun together exploring the snowy land before going their separate ways to be reunited with their mums. A sweet little story about friendship.

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Walking in a winter wonderland, Tim Hopgood *

We love this book and the colourful illustrations. The words are the classic song “Walking in a winter wonderland” and with the addition of the beautiful illustrations, this book becomes an enchanting book that both my girls adore. The accompanying CD is a lovely touch which brings the book to life.

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Winter. Ailie Busby

We completed our collection of the four seasons in this collection at Christmas. I love the cute and colourful illustrations with plenty of things to spot in the pictures. This book is packed full of inspiration for winter fun. This series is just perfect for introducing seasons to young children as well as inspiring seasonal activities.

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Up & down, A walk in the countryside. Rosalind Beardshaw

I love this whole series of books which are a collaboration between The National Trust and Nosy Crow. The illustrations in each book are themed to a particular book is winter. The book is perfect for teaching toddlers about opposites during a winter walk in the countryside. I’m sure you’ll agree this series is perfect for our family. The illustrations are beautiful and I love reading this book to my toddler. The other great thing about this book is it perfect to practice reading with my 4 year old and there are lots of things to discuss in the pictures too.

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Don’t forget if you still want more inspiration I wrote a post last year on 7 fabulous winter children’s book.

Have I missed any though? What are your children’s favourite winter picture books?

Disclosure: I was sent the books marked with * free for review. All photos, thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. January 12, 2018 / 8:14 am

    I love the idea of changing the books on the shelf depending on the season. I tend to do it based on events that are coming up, so at the moment I have valentines/love type stories and then I’ll change to Easter type books. The idea of seasons is great though and I might have to pinch it 🙂

    • Claire
      January 12, 2018 / 9:26 am

      Valentines/love books is next on my list. It’s lovely to keep reading different books.

  2. January 12, 2018 / 10:01 am

    We are big fans of A Dot in the Snow – the author is local and does readings and things in local bookshops. Lovely selection!

    • Claire
      January 14, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      That sounds lovely.

  3. January 12, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Oooh these all look so lovely – I particularly love the illustrations in the Walking in a Winter Wonderland – they remind me of the style of some of my favourites when younger (we had Topsy and Tim books from the 70s and the style was very similar in many ways!)

    • Claire
      January 14, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      Yes. I had those topsy and Tim books too.

  4. January 12, 2018 / 10:49 am

    The illustrations in all of these books are just beautiful. Will definitely check them out as we always love new books to read!

    • Claire
      January 14, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

  5. January 14, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Ahh what a gorgeous selection!! I love the idea of seasonal books, we never really do that other than at Christmas! My children love to look at books, I will definitely consider a few of these next time we buy them!

    • Claire
      January 14, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      It’s lovely to theme books and keep children excited about reading.

  6. January 14, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    These look so sweet – I love a themed bookshelf! The Storm Whale has just been added to my wishlist, I love the illustrations. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Claire
      January 14, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      You’ll love it I’m sure.

  7. January 15, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    Some new to me titles – I just love how bright & vibrant picture books; a great pick me up with the little one on a grey & dreary January day.

  8. January 16, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Ahh we’ve just borrowed ‘Up and Down’ from the library! It’s so lovely, just right for nearly-2-year-old. I always forget to read wintery books after Christmas which is silly as we’ll have at least another two months of wintery weather! I’ll look for the other books you’ve suggested. #KLTR

  9. January 16, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    What a lovely collection of books. I’ve just added Dot in the Snow to our list, I love a good book recommendation. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  10. January 16, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    We have the storm whale and absolutely love it. One of our favourites. We are starting to move away from pictures books with Monkey to chapter ones… sob sob x

  11. January 18, 2018 / 7:54 am

    Oh these are such a cute selection! My brain thought it was a selection of Ladybird books doh – but these are wonderful too! x #SharingtheBlogLove

  12. January 18, 2018 / 11:41 am

    My son has still never seen snow! Not sure when he will at this rate, but these are some great books to introduce him to winter. I love the idea of having themed/seasonal books that will get him excited about how the year changes as well. #bloggerpinparty

  13. January 18, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    These look great! I think my boys would like ‘The Storm Whale in Winter’ #bloggerpinparty

  14. January 18, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    I’m a bit excited as not heard of any of these before. I love winter books the most. A perfect excuse to huddle under a blanky with the boy and read #bloggerpinparty

  15. January 19, 2018 / 1:57 am

    They all look wonderful, I’ve never read any of them! I will have to keep an eye out for my girls #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Claire
      January 19, 2018 / 7:01 pm

      They are all great books.

  16. January 19, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    The Early Years Techer in me always loves your posts. I love books and thought I knew all the winter themed ones but I haven’t see the storm whale one before, so thank you. #bloggerpinparty

  17. January 19, 2018 / 11:39 pm

    Ben loves to read, and by read…. flicking pages on books… and I love to buy him more! He has nearly a whole bookcase to himself and Hubby has put me on a book ban =[ Im totally gonna sneak more in there though hahah #sharingthebloglove

  18. January 22, 2018 / 9:44 am

    What a lovely selection of books. We’ve got a book basket here with different Winter books. #SharingtheBlogLove

  19. January 22, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    I’ve never really thought about reading seasonal books with my two but it’s such a lovely idea. The Storm Whale book looks beautiful 🙂 #SharingTheBlogLove

  20. February 10, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Other than Christmas books we don’t really have books for specific seasons, but it’s a really nice idea. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

  21. February 11, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    Gorgeous selection, some favourites of ours here! I’ve just read Rabbit and Bear by Julian Gough and Jim Field to my 5yo – a great winter story and a nice introduction to longer books. #kltr

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