As I chopped cucumbers in the kitchen, I could hear the sound of her voice drifting down the hallway. She reads out loud whenever she has a spare moment to herself. By the time I finished making lunch, she was involved in an elaborate tale. She started out reading Katy and the Big Snow verbatim but by the middle of salad chopping, she starting making up her own stories. It made me smile, and as I put the salad away, I said, "Lunch is ready when you are," knowing full well it would be at least 10 minutes, probably more like 30, before she joined me at the table. Lunch can always wait for childhood musings.
Lucy reads whenever she gets the chance. Our library boxes are overflowing with over 40 checked out books and our own bookshelf is out of room. In honor of Katy, our favorite checked out library book, we thought we would share a few of our winter favorites on the blog! Enjoy!
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Katy and the Big Snow Chug, Chug, Chug. Go Katy!
The Mitten An adaptation of a Ukrainian folktale. It's delightful.
The Hat Jan Brett's illustrations make this cute story even better!
The Three Snow Bears The third Jan Brett book to make the list and for good reason! :)
The Biggest Snowman Ever We stumbled upon this one by accident and Lucy loves it!
The Snowy Day A classic
Over and Under the Snow A cute book about the animals moving about their wintery homes.
The Story of the Snow Children This is an absolute favorite. It's old fashioned and simply delightful. Lu asked me to read it 10 times in a row the first time we picked it up.
Owl Moon Who doesn't want to go owling after reading this Caldecott award winner?
Snow Birds Lucy loves bird watching and we make sure the feeder is always full. This one is the perfect companion to a winter afternoon spent birdwatching out the window.
Snow Globe Wishes We found this one right before the holidays. It's short and sweet and Lucy loved it.
Winter Sleep The illustrations are as beautiful as the story and it's a great way to learn about hibernation!
Mice Skating A little mouse named Lucy loves the winter but her friends want to stay warm inside. Finally, she convinces her friends that they might like the winter too!
Please leave us a comment and tell us your favorite books about winter. We want to read those too! :) xoxo