Picture Books for Snowy Days

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The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

Heather Lawrence says:

A little boy has a fun day playing in the snow, and even tries to keep a snowball in his coat pocket inside! A strikingly beautiful 1963 Caldecott Medal winner.


Owl Moon

by Jane Yolen

Heather Lawrence says:

A simply told story of a father taking his child out owling for the first time, on a night with a bright owl moon when you can't speak and have to be brave, to see if they can spot an owl out in the woods. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't — you never know! Told relaxingly from the child's perspective.


The Mitten

by Jan Brett

Lisa says:

Jan Brett's illustrations evoke an old world filled with charm that you want to crawl into with your children, just like the critters that find shelter in the magical mitten.



by Uri Shulevitz

Abby Johnson from Abby (the) Librarian says:

One snowflake fell and the boy cried out "It's snowing!" This book perfectly expresses that anticipation right before the first real snowfall.


The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs

BunRab/Kelly from Baltimore, MD says:

This is a very funny book, and there's way more information about snowmen around than you would think. Lots of illustrations, especially of the Victorian era, but my favorite is a painting of a 1500s snowball fight.