87 Books About Snowflakes and Snow for Kids in 2023

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.

Toddlers Fiction
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
Toddlers Nonfiction
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.

Preschoolers Fiction
Snow by Uri Shulevitz
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Burton (Classic tractor story)
In the Snow: Who’s Been Here? By Lindsay Barrett George
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell (Caldecott Medal winner, 2018)
Rabbit’s Snow Dance: A Traditional Iroquois Story by James Bruchac
Snow is My Favorite and My Best by Lauren Child
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Little Fern’s First Winter by Jane Simmons
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucile Colandro
Snow by P.D. Eastman (Beginner Books, classic)
100 Snowmen by Jennifer Dussling
The Biggest Snowball Fight by Angela Shelf Medearis (Rhyme Time Readers)
Names for Snow by Judi K. Beach
Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow by David Soman
Snow by Manya Stojic
One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth (Percy the Park Keeper series)
Snow Dog’s Journey by Loretta Krupinski
Stella: Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay
Preschoolers Nonfiction
Snow is Falling by Franklin Mansfield Branley (Let’s Read and Find Out science book)
Animals in Winter by Hnerietta Bancroft (Let’s Read and Find Out science book)

 

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.

Kindergarten Fiction
Snow by Sam Usher
Geraldine’s Big Snow by Holly Keller
Footprints in the Snow by Cynthia Benjamin (Hello Reader Level 1)
The Snow Speaks by Nancy Carlstrom
Here Comes the Snow by Angela Shelf Medearis (Hello Reader Level 1)
Pete the Cat: Snow Daze by James Dean (My First I Can Read)
How to Catch a Snowman by Adam Wallace
Clifford’s First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow by Nick Bruel
Snow Music by Lynne Rae Perkins
Blizzard by John Rocco
Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes
The Biggest Snowman Ever by Stephen Kroll
Cross Country Cat by Mary Calhoun
Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow by Rob Scotton (I Can Read level 1)
Please Let it Snow by Harriet Ziefert (Puffin Easy ti Read level 1)
Snow Day! by Pat Lakin (Step Into Reading level 1)
Making a Friend by Tammi Sauer
Snow Joe by Carol Greene (Rookie Readers level B)
Kindergarten Nonfiction
Animal Camouflage in the Snow by Martha E.H. Rustad
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Weather by Jon Nelsen
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Snow by Joanna Cole (Magic School Bus Science Reader)

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.

First Grade Fiction
Tiny the Snow Dog by Cari Meister (Puffin easy-to-read level 1)
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett
Snow Bear by Jean Craighead George
Snow Day by Corinne Demas Bliss (Step into reading step 2)
First Snow in the Woods A Photographic Fantasy by Carl Sams
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days by Cynthia Rylant (Ready to Read level 2)
Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan by Cynthia Rylant (Ready to Read level 2)
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt (Caldecott Medal winner, 1948)
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Words to Make a Friend: A Story in Japanese and English by Donna Jo Napoli
The Big Snow by Bertha Hader (Caldecott Medal winner, 1949)
It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing! Winter Poems by Jack Prelutsky
Midnight Snowman by Caroline Feller Bauer
Pug’s Snow Day by Kyla May (Branches early chapter book)
First Grade Nonfiction
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Caldecott Medal winner, 2007)
Curious About Snow by Gina Shaw
I Love Snow Babies by Camilla de la Bedoyere

 

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!

Second Grade and Up Nonfiction
It’s Snowing! by Margaret Cosgrove
Houses of Snow, Skin, and Bones by Bonnie Shemnie
Dashing Through the Snow: The Story of the Jr. Iditarod by Sherry Shahan
Sled Dogs: Speeding Through Snow by Alice B. McGinty
Blizzards and Winter Storms by Mark Stewart
Snowflakes in Photographs by W. A Bentley
Snow Play: How to Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires by Birgitta Ralston
Snowboarding by Larry Dane Brimner

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!

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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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