Thursday, January 5, 2012

winter book basket

Earlier this week, I traded out the Christmas books in our seasonal book basket for our winter-themed books. I don't know if it's the beautiful artwork of winter books, but winter is probably my favorite collection of seasonal books. Between Jan Brett's lovely work in The Mitten and The Hat, among others, and many other classic winter books that have been with us for years, like The Tomten, Any Room for Me? and Snowflake Bentley, the winter collection of books holds so many of our favorites. Not to mention, winter tends to be the season we spend more time indoors gathered together reading.

We did acquire a few newbies for our basket this year, all found at our local used bookstore. When Winter Comes is a sweet story of the animals and where they go during winter. I particularly like the gentle illustration of this story. Sugaring contains a wonderful explanation and exploration of the process of sugaring maple trees. And Snow has the fun rhyming and seasonal play that you'd expect from a P D Eastman and Roy McKie book.

Finn's favorites, Owl Moon, a few of the My First Little House books and a couple of winter-themed Snipp Snapp Snurr books keep wandering away from the basket, and we have to continually corral them. I won't complain about that though!

What winter books are your favorites right now? We're always looking for some new favorites!


  1. We love the snip snap snur books. You are going to have to give me the details of the local used bookstore so I can hit it up while we are in town.

  2. white snow, bright snow and of course The Snowy Day. We live in CA so we have to read about snow days instead of actually enjoying them :)

  3. Our favourite Christmas book is "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey" well as "Stick Man" by Julia Donaldson! Yes to "The Snowy Day"! Love digging into my winter/Christmas books that reflect the snowy world outside!


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