Itsy Bitsy Books About Winter

Here are the books we read during December!

Snowmen at Night
by Carolyn Buehner
illustrated by Mark Buehner

Snowmen at Night

This is one of my favorite snowmen books – I think I love it because the Buehner’s tell a story on the jacket that they once had a snowman that slid across the yard and ended up facing their front door in the morning!  Cute and fun and they kids get a kick out of imaging what the snowmen do when no one is looking.

The Snowman Storybook
by Raymond Briggs

Snowman Story Book
I have always loved the short animated version of this story, and if you haven’t checked it out you should, it is gorgeous and the music is wonderful. This shortened version of the story is just right for little ones and skips the references to Christmas, which we don’t really talk about in Itsy Bitsy Story Time since we have families of many different backgrounds.

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Big colorful multi-media pictures with tons of texture are the basis for this book about making a snow family.  Great tie-in for craft projects!

by Uri Shulevitz

Snow doesn’t listed to the radio or watch tv, so when a snowstorm begins adults are skeptical it will amount to much, but a little boy is sure it will be a wonderful snow fall!

Snow Happy!
by Patricia Hubbel
illustrated by Hiroe Nakata

Snow Happy
Shows a family preparing to play in the snow, enjoying playing in the snow and warming up when playtime is over. Very fun repeating phrase kids love to join in shouting out!

Red Sled by Lita Judge

Red Sled
I love this story told only with word-sounds of what happens when a bear and some of his friends borrow a boy’s red sled. Giggly fun!

Under My Hood I Have a Hat
by Karla Kuskin
Illustrated by Fumi Kkosaka

under my hood i have a hat

This book cracks me up.  I grew up in Wisconsin and we always wore a hat under our hoods!  Cute rhyming story of bundling up to play outside.  A perfect tie-in to our “Getting Dressed” song!

One Mitten
by Kristine O’Connell George
illustrated by Maggie Smith

one mitten

What is worse than losing two mittens?!?   Losing only one!  Fun look at what to do with only one mitten!

The Mitten
Adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett
the mitten

Classic winter tale of what happens to a lost mitten.  Jan Brett has several free crafts, coloring pages and activities to download available at her site:

I Am Small by Emma Dodd

i am small
Sweet rhyming book of icy opposites with a very cute and loving message the end!

If You Were an Penguin
by Wendell and Florence Minor

if you were a penguin
Another rhyming penguin book with great illustrations – highlights the many things penguins do that humans do too!

Penguins (Usborne Touchy Feely Board Book)
by Fiona Watt

usborne penguin

Short and sweet board book with wonderful illustrations full of things to touch. Some great, very basic, information about penguins and loads to discover on every page!

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