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Heart-Warming Winter Children’s Books for a Cold Winter Night

San Antonio weather may not provide the perfect winter wonderland but believe me when I say that these Children’s Books about Winter will surely capture the spirit of the season. Reading to a child during a winter break is a perfect way to keep the gears moving and keep your young ones’ reading skills sharp for school in the New Year. Many of these books are available online or at a local bookseller.  Most of them can also be found at your local San Antonio Public Library. To find these books and more at San Antonio Public Library, please check for the books availability by visiting

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Listed as New York Public Library’s #1 book on the list of “Top Check Outs of All Time”, The Snowy Day is the inviting story of Peter who experiences a blanketed wonderland of snow that fell overnight. This story is full of visuals and sound words as well as the classic style of illustration for which Keats is known. (Guided Reading Level: J)

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Jon Nelson and Mark Cassino

Have you ever wondered how the unique shape of a snow crystal is formed? Do you want to know how to catch your own snow crystal? Pick up this book and learn alongside your child about the Science of Winter’s Wonder. This book is chock full of interesting facts about the science behind snow and even contains instructions on how to do your own experiment. This book is perfect for young readers who love nonfiction. Snow not included. (Guided Reading Level: O)

Mice Skating by Annie Silvestro

Mice Skating is the story of a field mouse named Lucy who refuses to hibernate the winter away and finds joy in ice  skating. Can she convince her field mice friends to embrace the beautiful outdoors in winter? This is a great book to cuddle up with and enjoy the humorous adventure of one bold little mouse. (Guided Reading Level: E)

Sleep Tight Far by Eugenie Doyle

Winter is a time of change… and that includes on the farm! Sleep Tight Farm is a fun story  of a year on the farm and how a family gets ready for a long restful winter. If your child loves animals, then they will enjoy learning how a farmer keeps his chickens warm during the winter.  Wonderful illustrations by Becca Statdlander truly brings rural winter to life. (Guided Reading Level: N)

Blizzard by John Rocco

Blizzard is the true story of the author, John Rocco, and his childhood experience during the 1978 New England blizzard. This book is wonderfully illustrated and set in snow-blanketed New England as the hero,  young John, trudges through the snow to the store for his family and friends in need.  This is another book illustrated with a snowy urban landscape that brings the wintertime adventure to life. (Reading Level: Pre-K through Kinder)

We wish you a Happy Holidays and hope you can find time to cozy up with a young reader in your life to give the gift of reading. Check out your local San Antonio Public Library for these titles and other great winter reads.

Kirk Fallin