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10 Comforting Books for Cold Days

Great books about winter topics for pre-readers and beginning readers.
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The Biggest, Best Snowman
by Margery Cuyler Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

In a family of big people, little Nell thinks she's too small to do anything. But with the help of her friends Reindeer, Hare, and Bear Cub, she builds a great BIG snowman, the best snowman that ever was.

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Clifford's First Snow Day
Series: Clifford
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Not long ago, Clifford the Small Red Puppy experienced his first autumn. Now he leaps into his first winter with fluffy white snow, a sled ride, and exciting winter fun. Emily Elizabeth recalls a snowy day when Clifford was a puppy.

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Froggy Gets Dressed
Series: Froggy
by Jonathan London

Getting dressed for a romp in the snow isn't as easy as it sounds. Socks, boots, hat, mittens, scarf, coat, pants, shirt...will Froggy ever pull it all together?

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Mama, Do You Love Me?
by Barbara M. Joosse Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee

This tender story about a sensitive little girl who lives in the Arctic focuses on her attempts to learn just how much her mother loves her.

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The Mitten
by Jim Aylesworth Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

When a little boy loses a mitten in the snow, a passing squirrel finds it's the perfect place to warm his icy toes. So he squeezes inside. But he's not the only animal with that idea. How many animals can fit inside a little boy's mitten?

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Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by John Schoenherr

A young girl and her father take a nighttime stroll near the farm where they live to look for owls. It is a beautiful night, a moonlit winter night.

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A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North
by Peter Sís

One hundred years ago a young man named Jan Welzl left his home in Europe and headed for the Far North. He rode off in a horse-drawn cart, traded the cart for a sled pulled by reindeer, and was gone for thirty years.

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Snow Bear
by Piers Harper

On the first day of spring, Little Snow Bear ventures out into the white world for the first time. Mesmerized by the snow that is all around him, Little Snow Bear sneaks off to see if the rest of the world is as much fun.

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The Snow Day
by Komako Sakai

A modern take on a winter classic!

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The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Wake up with Peter to a snow-covered day where adventure awaits. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day.

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Board Picturebooks : $6.29

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