What to Do When It Snows?


Read!!! Read books about snow!  Here is a list of books about snow with something for everyone.  Make a snowman, and then make some hot cocoa and share a picture book or read a story aloud together. Some books in the list are for beginning readers and some are for strong readers. Older children who are strong readers may enjoy reading the chapter books by themselves.

Snow, by Uri Shulevitz (read aloud)

Big Snow, by Jonathan Bean  (read aloud)

_Tracks in the Snow_,__ by Wong Herbert Yee (read aloud)

The Snow Bear, by Miriam Moss (read aloud) 

Snow, by P.D. Eastman and Roy McKie (beginning reader, mid to late 1st grade)

Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie’s Snow Day****, by Ree Drummond (mid to late 1st grade)

Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow****, by Rob Scotton (beginning reader, mid to late 1st grade)

Curious George in the Snow, by Margret Rey

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! by Lucille Colandro

Fancy Nancy: There’s No Day Like a Snow Day****, by Jane O’Connor

Let It Snow****, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (read aloud, picture book, poetry)

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder, by Mark Cassino (nonfiction, science)

_The Secret Life of a Snowflake****,** An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of_** Snowflakes, by Kenneth Libbrecht (nonfiction, science, photography) 

Animals in Winter, by Henriettta Bancroft (animals, science)

Oliver and Amanda and the Big Snow****, by Jean Van Leeuwen (chapter book, 2nd to 3rd grade)

The Big Snow, by Berta Hader (3rd grade)

The Mystery in the Snow (The Boxcar Children, #32), by Gertrude Chandler Warner (3rd -5th grade)

Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder (strong readers)

Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan (strong readers above 3rd grade)  

Snow Dog, by Jim Kjelgaard (strong readers above 3rd grade)