Books for a Snowy Day

Here in Michigan we get a fair amount of snow each year which always inspires us to read and share some of our favorite wintry stories about snow.  Here’s a collection of some of our favorite books for a snowy day!


  • Snow Bugs, by David A. Carter
  • Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen
  • The Big Snow, by Berta & Elmer Hader
  • Stranger in the Woods, by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick
  • First Snow in the Woods, by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick
  • Snowballs, Lois Ehlert
  • Snow, by Cynthia Rylant
  • Let it Snow, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
  • White Snow Bright Snow, by Alvin Tresselt
  • A Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

  • The Biggest Snowball Ever!, by John Rogan
  • Katy and the Big Snow, by Virgina Lee Burton
  • Tea with Lady Sapphire, by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick
  • Snowmen All Year, by Caralyn Buehner
  • Snow, by Roy McKie & P.D. Eastman
  • Snowflakes Fall, by Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg
  • Ice is Nice:  All About the North and South Poles, by Bonnie Worth
  • No Two Alike, by Keith Baker
  • Biscuit’s Snowy Day, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • One Snowy Day, by Tammi Salzano

  • There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow, by Lucille Calandro
  • Snowball Soup, by Mercer Mayer
  • The Little Red Sled, by Tisha Hamilton
  • Under My Hood I Have a Hat, by Karla Kuskin
  • Tracks in the Snow, by Wong Herbert Yee
  • Snow Happy!, by Patricia Hubbell
  • Snow Day, by Lynn Plourde
  • Snow, by Uri Shulevitz
  • Snow, by Christine Ford
  • Snow Music, by Lynne Rae Perkins

  • Sneezy the Snowman, by Maureen Wright (a favorite at our house!)
  • Snow Dance, by Lezlie Evans
  • Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • The Secret Life of a Snowflake, by Kenneth Libbrecht
  • The Snow Show, by Carolyn Fisher
  • The Story of Snow, by Mark Cassino
  • Names for Snow, by Judi Beach
  • Snow Day, by Margaret McNamara
  • Snow, by Steve Sanfield
  • Snip, Snip … Snow!, by Nancy Poydar
  • Snow Moon, by Nicholas Brunelle


What are your favorite children’s books about snow and winter?  Please leave a comment!

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Laura

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  2. Beth

    Love all the book recomendations! And your blog header is super cute!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)

  3. Laura

    Thanks, Beth!

  4. Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum

    Ohhh brilliant some different ones will have to check our library to see whether they have any of them in.

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