Childhood is filled with books. From the first days home from the hospital to starting school years, we spend a lot of time as children being read to or reading ourselves.
Often, we keep memories of the books we read as children long into adulthood. Do you have any childhood favorites that you’ve now passed on to your children?
In case you needed help remembering classic books from years gone by, we put together a list of popular books about winter ranging from 1943 to 1987.
See how these snow-filled tales transcend generations by reading them with your family this winter. Make sure to share your favorite classic tales of winter in the comments below!
5 Classic Books About Winter
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, 1962
This makes the top of our list as perhaps the best known book about winter still in circulation today. It’s a delightful story of how the scenery around us can be transformed into something unrecognizable by a thick layer of snow. See more here.
The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt, 1964
There are newer iterations of this Ukrainian folk tale, but this version features simple illustrations with characters in traditional dress. Read to see how some animals in the forest stay warm on a cold winter day! See more here.
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt, 1947
By the same author as “The Mitten”, this story of the first snowfall of the season was published in 1947. See what activities children and grown-ups turn to when the snow flies, from practical tasks like shoveling to more light-hearted activities like building snowmen! See more here.
Owl Moon, Jane Yolen, 1987
The descriptive language in “Owl Moon” is sure to capture a child’s attention. It’s a reminder that there’s a lot to discover out of doors in the winter if you’re willing to go find it! See more here.
Katy and the Big Snow, Virginia Lee Burton, 1943
The oldest book in our list, this is a story of a plow truck and the needs of a town buried under snow. It has a nice message of helping others in need, and features some unique illustrations that detail-loving children will find entrancing. See more here.
What other classic winter books would you add to this list? Leave us a comment below!
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