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17 Comforting Books for Cold Days

Great books about winter topics for pre-readers and beginning readers.
 
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Clifford's First Snow Day
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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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: $5.59

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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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Hardcover Picturebooks: $13.59

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There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!
by Lucille Colandro Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
This bundled-up gal isn't playing in the snow; she's slurping it up as fast as she can. Raccoons, reindeer, and bears look on with stunned amazement as she gobbles up even stranger items like a pipe, a scarf, two lumps of coal, and even the branches of a tree. What could she possibly be up to?
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Frozen: A Tale of Two Sisters
by Melissa Lagonegro Illustrated by RH Disney

When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell.

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Paperback Reader Level 2: $3.19

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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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Froggy Gets Dressed
Series: Froggy
by Jonathan London Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

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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The Snow Day
by Komako Sakai Illustrated by Komako Sakai

A modern take on a winter classic!

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Let It Snow
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler Illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

This snow-filled 8x8 is the second in a seasonal series from Maryann Cocca-Leffler.


From building snowmen to drinking hot chocolate by the fire's warm glow, Let It Snow celebrates wonders of winter!

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The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Late one Christmas Eve, a boy boards a mysterious train: The Polar Express bound for the North Pole. Once there, Santa offers the boy any gift he desires. The boy asks for one bell from the harness of a reindeer. The bell is lost. On Christmas morning, the boy finds the bell under the tree.

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Polar Bear Night
by Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Stephen Savage

One keen, clear night, a polar bear cub wakes inside her warm den. Something in the moonlit stillness quietly beckons. What is it? The little cub sets out for the snow and sky and sea and ice, and the moon follows.So begins a magical journey through a starlit world filled with love and wonder.

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Board Picturebooks: $7.19

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I Love Snow!
by Hans Wilhelm Illustrated by Hans Wilhelm

Join Noodles the little white dog in another zany adventure; this time it's snowing outside!

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Paperback Reader Level 1: $3.19

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Bear Snores On
Series: Bear Books
by Karma Wilson Illustrated by Jane Chapman

Mouse creeps into hibernating Bear's cozy lair, looking for relief from the cold night, and soon is joined by Hare, Badger, Mole, Wren and Raven. Bear snores on as the high-spirited party gets going. The critters pop corn, make tea, twitter and chatter, until Bear wakes up with a giant sneeze!

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $13.56

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Snow Day!
by Jenne Simon Illustrated by Prescott Hill
Warm up with this winter-themed Lalaloopsy reader!
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