I received a very exciting call today at 7 am- “Don’t come in, we’re closed”. Woo hoo, snow day! I’ll be staying inside with a book today instead of going outside to brave the weather. If you need a good book to share with your kids check out my favourite snow day books for children.
Thomas’ Snowsuit– This is a classic by Robert Munsch. A hilarious story of a boy who does not want to put on his new snowsuit. This is a wonderful book to read aloud.
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner- What do snowmen do while we’re sleeping? This funny kids book answers that question with
First Snow in the Woods by Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick- I love the gorgeous photographs in this book. This book shows the woodland creatures as they get ready for the coming snow.
Snow by Uri Shulevitz- A snow storm is coming! No one seems to listen to the little boy in this story but he knows the truth. I love this book for the charming story and beautiful illustrations. I think this book will become a classic.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats- No list of snowy books would be complete without this lovely story. A classic children’s picture book with wonderful illustrations made with collage. I really like that this book is based in a city, as so many books about snow or winter show idyllic country settings. This is a book that city kids can identify with and will appreciate.
The Mitten by Jan Brett- The way that the illustrations are so perfectly tied to the story make this book a really engaging read. The writing is simple but sweet and I love that there is so much to see in the main picture on each page as well as the illustrations on the edges.