Classic snowflake and snow books as well as new books share space on this comprehensive list of books about snowflakes and snow for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders. Some of these snowflake and snow books for kids are humorous, some are heartwarming, and many are both. Get ideas for books about snowflakes and snow to read aloud with the numerous picture books about snowflakes and snow on this list. Fiction as well as nonfiction titles are included. Whether you are looking for snowflake and snow books for students or for someone in your family, this list has many titles to choose from. Enjoy perusing this list of children’s books about snowflakes and snow compiled by a veteran librarian. Read on for the best books about snowflakes and snow!
The Snowflake and Snow Books Backstory
If you have ever looked for good books to share with kids, you will know that there are many to choose from. As I looked over the shelves of the five schools where I work as a librarian, I had a great time remembering the stories. Perhaps you are not allowed to celebrate holidays in your school. Snowflakes and snow are a great educational theme, with many cross-curriculum connections that can be made with science as well as geography. Here are my favorites, organized by age and grade level. The fiction titles are listed first, followed by the nonfiction selections. A brief original summary accompanies each. I hope you find some great snowflake and snow books to enjoy with the kids in your life.
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Books About Snowflakes and Snow for Toddlers
Toddlers love thick board book pages they can turn themselves. Many of the toddler books about snowflakes and snow listed below offer that option. Check out these titles, especially designed with busy toddlers in mind.
|S is for Snow by Ashley Marie Mireles (Board book)|
|Little Owl’s Snow by Divya Srinivasan (Board book)|
|Winter in the Forest by Rusty Finch (Lift-the-flap board book)|
|Counting on Snow by Maxwell Newhouse (Board book)|
|Snowball Moon by Fran Cannon Slayton (Board book)|
|No Two Alike by Keith Baker (Board book)|
|The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Board book, classic)|
|The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Winter by Eric Carle (Board book, new in 2022)|
|Good Morning Snowplow by Deborah Bruss|
|Hello, World! Snow by Jill McDonald (Board book, new in 2022)|
|Nature Stories: Little Snowflake by Igloo Books (Board book)|
Books About Snowflakes and Snow for Preschoolers
Enjoy these books with your favorite preschooler as you (or they) turn the pages of these engaging titles. For a fun time, check out these preschool books about snowflakes and snow. Get ideas about what to do the next time snow falls in your area. No snow where you live? Enjoy a snowy journey in your imagination.
Books About Snowflakes and Snow for Kindergarten
The kindergarten year is filled with new experiences. Have kindergarten students hanging onto your every word with these read aloud books about snowflakes. From offering lessons in friendship to opportunities to pick up some new science facts, these books about snow will appeal to a wide variety of interests.
Books About Snowflakes and Snow for First Grade
Many first graders will be able to read some of these titles on their own. Encourage the love of reading with these snow and snowflake tales. Included on this section of the snowflake and snow book list are some titles by popular authors as well as some award-winning selections.
Snow and Snowflakes Chapter Books for Second Grade and Up
If you are teaching a snowflake or snow unit with students in second grade and above, these chapter books will fit right in. They can be used for independent reading or for snow read-alouds. Keep the snowy theme going with these fictional titles.
|Second Grade and Up Fiction|
|The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler (Black Lagoon series)|
|The Mystery in the Snow by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Boxcar Children)|
|Snowbound Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Boxcar Children)|
|The Snow Bear by Liliana Stafford|
|Snow Struck by Nick Courage|
|I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 by Lauren Tarshis|
|Snowed in with Gandmother Silk by Carol Fenner|
|Snow One Like You by Natalie Blitt|
Snow and Snowflakes Explained: Nonfiction Books for Second Grade and Up
If you are hoping for some facts about snowflakes and snow for second grade and above, these may be what you are looking for. Packed with information, these books were written with a variety of interests in mind. Some are about using snow for construction, others are about activities in the snow. Looking for science-related snow titles about weather? This list has got you covered. There is even a book with actual snowflake photographs. Get your snowy facts and ideas here!
Snowflake Art Project
Who could forget the fun of cutting out paper snowflakes? Even if you live in an area that rarely gets snow, you can experience the marvelous designs of snowflakes with a paper cut-out project. Here’s a book to get the creativity flowing.
A Fun and Easy Snowflake Science Experiment
Want to see what snowflakes really look like? Try this the next time it snows: Get a piece of black construction paper. (The 9 by 12-inch size usually works well.) Put the paper in the freezer OR if it is below freezing and snowing outside, take the paper out with you and keep it under a covered area for about an hour. The paper needs to be at or below freezing for this to work. When the paper has chilled enough, go out in the open where it is snowing. Try to capture the snowflakes on the black paper as they fall. Take a look at the unique designs. If you have someone with you, you might even be able to get a picture. If you try this and are successful, let me know!
Another Fun Activity for Kids
Looking for another way to spark the interest of kids in snowflakes or any other subject? Get a FREE Google slides bingo board template. It’s an excellent tool to help for kids remember information. You can customize the template to fit with any topic.
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Have a wonderful week, and enjoy reading books about gingerbread!
Lisa Mitchell is a school librarian who likes to use her job as an excuse to stay up far too late reading books and noodling around with tech tools. To learn more about what this website has to offer, click on over to the About page.
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