Frosty Children's Books About Snow
When heavy snow blankets the earth, the whole world seems to quiet down and a busy lives come to a temporary standstill. For kids, this is a most magical event when they can skip school and play with friends in the cold outdoors. Neighborhood kids join together for snowball fights and head to the best hills around for sledding. They gather supplies to build snowmen, pile mounds of snow and carve out forts, and plop onto their backs to make snow angels. The best children's books about snow tell stories about characters to love to frolic and play all day after a big snowfall.
Fun Kids' Book Lists About Winter
A classic, Caldecott book by Ezra Jack Keats has been mesmerizing readers for decades. Perfect, simple text keeps the focus on pictures that capture the awe of a little boy who is experiencing a snowy day for the first time. Peter learns about snow as he moves through the city streets blanketed by a fresh snowfall. His sweet innocence shines when he wonders how he can keep some of this cold, frosty snow inside with him.
A novelty, shaped board book covers all the fun Snoopy and Woodstock enjoy together on a wonderful, snowy day. Lots of other Peanuts characters join in the fun as they play and build a snowman together. Sturdy pages will hold up to little fingers who will enjoy reading this story many times.
This century-old story will take readers back in time to a city that comes to appreciate Katy, a female tractor who surpasses the others in her skills and fortitude. During the summer months she works tirelessly behind a bulldozer. When winter hits, she keeps the streets safe and clear by pushing a snowplow. After one particularly bad storm, all of the other bulldozers get stuck except for Katy. The humble, overlooked tractor finally gets the recognition she deserves from all the people she helps.
Peppa Pig fans will love this Little Golden Book featuring their favorite swine and her little brother, George. Together they go outside to enjoy a fun-filled day building the perfect snowman and playing in the cold, wintry weather. The cheerful pigs love mud puddles, but a snowy day delivers plenty of activity for these little piggies.
A Caldecott Honor Book captures the anticipation of a little boy waiting for a significant snowfall. When flurries start floating around in the air, the boy and his furry companion head outside to enjoy the winter weather. No one thinks there will be any significant accumulation, but the child will not let their doubts get in the way of his fun. Sparse text is matched with dreamy pictures of snowflakes slowly transforming the town into a winter wonderland.
A darling little hippo is layering up to go outside for a fun day in the snow. Kids will laugh at all the clothing needed to keep the hippo warm. Simple math and color concepts are introduced in this board book about preparing for playing in the cold, snowy weather.
Join a couple of darling babies as they sled down a steep hill and fly into a fresh pile of snow. Funny pictures of these two cherubs skiing, building a snowman, and just having lots of outdoor fun. All the excitement is followed by a warm bath and cozy snuggles on the couch. A short, sweet, and funny snow book for toddlers to read every winter.
Like lots of kids, Froggy pops out of bed eager to play outside in the snow. In all of his excitement, Froggy forgets to dress appropriately. His mother has to call him in repeatedly to fetch additional articles of clothing to keep him warm while playing in the cold outdoors. Like the rest of the Froggy books, this story is full of laugh out loud moments for kids who will relate to his overzealous and sometimes forgetful nature.
Kids will love to follow along with Biscuit as he heads outside to enjoy freshly fallen snow. He and his best girl enjoy all of the usual activities, like making a snowman and going sledding. And when they are cold and tired, the two head indoors for a delicious cups of hot cocoa.
A delightful, tabbed board book for babies follows very hungry caterpillar as it inches its way through the snow. Toddlers will delight in watching the caterpillar build a big snowman and bask in the falling snowflakes. Each tab takes little readers to a new page with a wintry scene featuring a variety of animals playing in the snow.
Not everyone is thrilled when snow starts falling from the sky. Flubby the cat is perfectly happy staying indoors where it is warm and dry. But Kami wants her cat to join her outside and play in the snow. She does her best to convince him, but Flubby is not thrilled with the cold, wet stuff on the ground. This cartoon-style book with lots of narration is an excellent stepping stone for beginner readers ready to tackle books independently.
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Wintry Kids' Books About Snow
Little ones who love to bundle up for fun outside will love reading the best kids' books about snow. These stories share all the exciting activities characters enjoy after mother nature dumps a huge pile of snow on the ground. There are also lots of humorous, and all-too-relatable stories about the downside of playing in the icy cold outdoors. The hassle of bundling up in heavy coats, hats, gloves, and boots is a familiar experience. And then when snow still finds a way to numb fingertips and toes, the characters head indoors after just a few minutes of playing outside. All of these scenes that will drum up lots of laughs, and maybe a few groans, as the scenes that play across out across the pages seem a bit too familiar.
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Fun Facts About Snow for Kids
When temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, kids love to run outside and enjoy the magical flakes dropping from the sky. And when the snow accumulates on the ground, nature's playground offers boundless possibilities only limited by a child's imagination. Kids who love winter weather will love learning all these fun snow facts!
- Snow falls at a pace of about 1 to 4 mph. There are a few factors that affect the speed of a falling snowflake, like environmental conditions as well as the mass and surface area of the snowflake. In rare circumstances, snow can fall at a pace of around 9 mph. This phenomenon occurs when snowflakes collect supercooled water, which are water droplets colder than freezing but still in liquid form.
- Chionophobia is the intense fear of snow. The symptoms of this phobia are similar to many other fears, such as rapid heart rate, feeling anxious, inability to manage irrational thoughts, sweating, and difficulty breathing. Some experts believe this disorder stems from a negative or traumatic childhood incident involving snow.
- Always wear sunglasses if the sun is shining while there is snow on the ground. Snow reflects ultraviolet radiation causing a condition called snow blindness. Without protective eyewear, the sun's rays that reflect off the snow can burn the cornea.
- Thundersnow is a rare, dramatic weather event. When there is turbulence in the atmosphere, rapid and heavy snowfall is accompanied by thunder and lightning. Thundersnow usually only occurs in certain regions of the United States, like the Great Lakes area and across the northeastern states.
- There is a reason why it feels quieter after a big snowfall. The calming effect of a snowfall is very feel for many, which can make the surrounding environment seem more peaceful. In fact, freshly fallen snow actually absorbs sound waves, so the world the volume is turned down a notch. But if the snow melts and then freezes over, sound waves bounce off the ice and travel further, thus amping up the noise level.