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!