Best Cozy Winter Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Inside: Top picks for Winter Books for toddlers! This collection of children’s books for the winter months is perfect for you to read with your kiddos all cozied up on a snow day. Oh, and make sure to get your free printable of the entire book list below!


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You know that feeling when the first flake of snow falls, and suddenly you’re wrapped up in warm blankets with your kiddos, sipping hot chocolate?


Well, I’ve got the perfect idea for those cold winter days with your young readers.

Winter Books! Yup, nothing puts you in the spirit of the winter season like frosty tales and snowy adventures, am I right!? And a bonus is it involves zero screen time. 

Why Are Winter Books so Magical?

I mean, seriously, there’s something so heartwarming about reading lines that remind you of the beauty and stillness of winter.

Plus, sharing those moments with our little ones? Priceless.

Whether it be a story of snow, Christmas books, or about winter animals, you will be sure to find your favorite winter books on this list. 

Okay, now that we know why winter books are amazing, let’s explore the top 26 winter books that toddlers and adults alike will love!

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Best Winter Books for Every Child

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect book. Trust me!

And what I found is that whether it’s for our toddlers or slightly older kiddos, there’s a winter-themed book out there just waiting to be discovered.

These books are the perfect addition to your collection of winter-themed books for preschoolers, toddlers, and babies! 

Winter Classic Book List

Frosty the Snowman by Diane Muldrow

Price: $5 – Buy it here

Aw the most perfect snowman story! This is a trip down memory lane with this classic! It’s the tale we all know and love, and it’s still as magical today as it was for us.


The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Price $14 – Buy it here

Absolute. Magic. A timeless tale of a magical journey to the North Pole, this book will make your heart believe in the spirit of Christmas all over again.


Snow by PD Eastman

Price: $5.50 – Buy it here

A Dr. Seuss-approved winter delight! This one’s all about the joys and wonders of a snow-filled day. It’s the kind of story that’ll make our kiddos wish for endless days of winter.


The Mitten by Jan Brett

Price: $8 – Buy it here

Oh my gosh, this is a major flashback to 1st grade for me! It’s got that old-school charm that makes winter feel magical. Remember the lost mitten and all those adorable animals? It’s still a hit with the little ones. This book explores different animals, that you kids will love pointing out.


White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt

Price: $15 – Buy it here

This is old-school charm in its purest form. The snowfall, the wonder, the pure kiddo joy—it’s all here. It’s like a winter wonderland in book form. And since it bagged a Caldecott Medal? Expect the art to be simply stunning.


Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin JR and Eric Carle

Price: $7 – Buy it here

Another classic story from our favorite duo! Dive into the Arctic world and learn what these polar bears and other cold weather animals are all about.


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

Price: $6 – Buy it here

This wintry twist on the classic song is pure fun! Grab your hot cocoa and sing along with this fun book.


The Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffrey Burton

Price: $6 – Buy it here

It’s a cute winter twist on our favorite nursery rhyme, the Itsy Bitsy Spider. It’s a great book perfect for snuggles and giggles!


The Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Price: $8 – Buy it here

Picture it: A cozy cave, a snoozing bear, and a party he doesn’t even know is happening! 😂 This is classic bedtime material and with that dynamic duo of Wilson and Chapman? Yes, please.

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Winter Interactive Book List

Spot’s Snowy Day by Eric Hill

Price: $7 – Buy it here

Spot is just like our little ones – obsessed with snow days! Watch Spot embark on snowy winter activities, from building snowmen to ice skating.

That’s Not My Snowman! by Fiona Watt

Price: $16 – Buy it here

This isn’t just any snowman book. It’s tactile heaven for the tiny tots. They’ll be rubbing, patting, and poking every page. Perfect for their little sensory explorations, especially during the festive season. This will be sure to be one of your kids favorite books.

Bright Baby Touch and Feel Winter by Roger Priddy

Price: $6 – Buy it here

Do you know how we love multi-sensory experiences? This one’s got it in spades. It’s a super cute story with winter magic in every touch and feel. Picture it: your little one getting all giggly with a jolly snowman and sparkling snowflakes. 

How to Catch a Snowman by Adam Wallace

Price: $7.50 – Buy it here

This one’s a rollercoaster! An escapee snowman, trap-laden adventures, and a whole lot of fun. Plus, it’s educational – talk about a winter win!

Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman

Price: $6 – Buy it here

Okay, so imagine the classic “Ten on the Bed,” but make it more… wintery and fun! It’s like a slip-n-slide adventure with a cute Caribou and his friends. 

I Spy Winter Book by Martself

Price: $6 – Buy it here

Okay, this is genius for the kiddos! A winter-themed “I Spy” that’s both fun and educational.

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Educational Winter Books For Our Young Preschoolers

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messier

Price: $8 – Buy it here

Have you ever wondered what critters are up to in the winter woods? This one’s a delightful ski trip of discovery, revealing all those snowy secrets.

Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft & Richard G. Van Gelder

Price: $8 – Buy it here

Trust me, it’s not just another kids’ book. It’s an adorable lesson about seasons and animals that’ll leave everyone enlightened. Learn all about the science of winter animals!

Arctic Animals by Jill McDonald

Price: $8 – Buy it here

All the Arctic goes in one book! Dive in and discover the fascinating lives of these chill-loving animals.

Ten Sparkly Snowflakes by Tiger Tales

Price: $5 – Buy it here

Countdown with a twist! Dive into a snowy wonderland and count those sparkly snowflakes with the cutest woodland animals. And yes, the peek-through pages? Total toddler magnet!

Little Owl’s Snow by Divya Srinivasan

Price: $9 – Buy it here

This sweet story is a complete winter wonder in a book. Join Little Owl and feel the magic of the first snow.

The Grumpy Reindeer by DK

Price: $6 – Buy it here

If you ever wondered about the grumpy side of the North Pole, here’s your answer. Spoiler: It’s all about kindness and friendship! It’s such a fun way to teach our littles about the importance of both!


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Magical and Fun WINTER BOOKS

The Biggest Snowman Ever

Price: $5 – Buy it here

Remember the fun of “The Biggest Pumpkin Ever”? Well, there’s a snowy sequel, and it’s all about Clayton and Desmond’s friendly competition to make the biggest snowman in Mouseville. Spoiler: Teamwork might just make the dream work!


The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear

Price: $13 – Buy it here

So, Charles is off on this enchanting quest for a wish tree, right? It’s all kinds of magical. The feels in this one? Off the charts. Such a holiday gem! It makes you want to go on a wintry adventure with your own trusty Boggan.


Snow by Uri Shulevitz

Price: $7 – Buy it here

The sheer beauty of a snowy day is captured in poetic text and beautiful illustrations. It’s like an artful snow globe in book form.


Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak

Price: $13 – Buy it here

This book 🙌🏻  It’s perfect for changing seasons. A heartwarming stroll through a twinkling town as we bid farewell to autumn and welcome the snowfall of winter. It’s all about those small magical moments. It’s a must-read in my book. No pun intended.


The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Price $9 – Buy it here

Awww, sweet little Peter’s snow adventures. This is pure childhood winter wonder encapsulated in a book—definitely a must-read for those snugly moments.


Little Red Sleigh by Erin Guendelsberger

Price $11 – Buy it here

Guys, this one’s another absolute gem! Dive into this heartwarming story of a little red sled with big dreams, perfect for cozy Christmas nights.


Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright

Price: $9 – Buy it here

Who knew snowmen could be so hilarious? Tag along with Sneezy on his misadventures to warm up!


A Little Book About Winter by Leo Lionni

Price: $7 – Buy it here

If you’re looking for some good winter board books. I’ve got you with this one! Nothing like a splash of color in winter! Leo Lionni has done it again with this bright, captivating board book.


Stella: Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay

Price: $8 – Buy it here

Sam’s curiosity and Stella’s big-sis wisdom? It’s everything. Frolicking in the snow has never been so heartwarming. The bond between siblings during winter escapades? Honestly, it’s the kind of magic we all need.

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Note: All book prices listed are just an estimate and are subject to change.


And there we have it, a list of winter books that’s sure to add a sprinkle of magic to those chilly days. Honestly, every single one is amazing. From classics to newbies, you can’t go wrong! 

Enjoy these winter books for toddlers and babies, and let the snowy adventures begin!


Oh, and if you read any to your little ones, I would love to hear about it. What books did you enjoy most? OR do you have any books you would add to the list? I can’t wait to hear from you! 


About Morgan Wender

I’m a boy mom, dog mom, bee mom, lover of all things Disney, and lover of making the best out of this chaotic life of mine. I created this platform to share my life, and help normalize “big topic” motherhood issues. I hope you enjoy my mix of life, love, levity, and everything in between.Now that you know a little about me, I would love to know more about you! Find me over on Instagram, and shoot me a DM if you would like to chat!the journey

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