Winter Books We Love
During the winter months we spend a lot more time reading books. Whether it's a lengthy chapter or picture book, we find comfort in escaping the chill of winter cuddled together in my bed or on the sofa. Majority of our days, we spend reading the books in our book baskets or flipping through the pages of books neatly placed throughout our homeschool room. I say it time and time again, we have a mini library growing in our homeschool closet, but as many books as we have collected over the years, I can't seem to stop myself from adding a few seasonal additions.
Over the years we have grown to love our seasonal winter favorites, and familiarity we feel when we read the books over again each winter.
Below are some of our old favorites:
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Snowmen at Night by Carolyn Buehner
The Mitten Jan Brett
This year I wanted to add something new to our list of classics, and bring a little bit more whimsy to winter months.
Below are some of our new favorites:
Chirri and Chirra, Snowy Day by Kaya Doi
A charming book about the adventures of two sisters, as they stumble upon an icy cavern where they encounter foxes, bears, rabbits, birds, and other woodsy animals. Their adventures takes them on a day filled with games, relaxing in hot springs, dinning on steamed buns, and spending the night in a igloo.
The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi
An enchanting story of a girl named Kikko who makes her way through the woods to give her grandmother a pie. On her way she stumbled upon a house she never seen before and peers inside the window only to find a bear, dressed in a suit and hat, speaking to a deer in a dress. She was greeted by a little lamb and was invited inside to join a tea party. Before she knew it she was seated in front of a host of animals.
Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper
On the way to Sitti's home, a girl named Lina takes you on a sensory walk as she counts different ways to hear snow. Her walk begins on a quiet winter morning, after a blizzard. She discovers that snow is not so quiet after all, you just have to be willing to listen.
Mystery in the Forest by Susanna Isern
Deer loves to pick delicious fruits, berries, and nuts from a secret place hidden in the woods, Every season he fills his basket, and takes it back home to make treats for his friends. But, one day he notices that someone has found his secret hiding place, and even worse broke into his home and took his secret recipe book.
Mice Skating by Annie Silvestro
A sweet story of one mouse's love for winter. While her mice friends burrow down for the winter, Lucy spends her days outside in the chill of winter. She stumbles upon ice skating as she roams around the woods, and decides invite her reluctant friends along.
Winter Sleep by Sean Taylor
A winter walk through the forest turns in an learning adventure about hibernation. A young boy visits his grandmother in the winter, only to find the surroundings vastly different from his visit in the summer. His grandmother guides him on exploration of the forest that is still very much alive, and explains where the different animals, from mammals to minibeast, hibernate.
As always, love and live naturally.