Updated: Feb 3, 2021
So, admittedly, I'm a little late with this. It's been that kind of year. Here's hoping I'm not too late for you to get some good winter reads in.
First, I posted a long list of seasonal and holiday picture books last year, so if you don't see something to cozy up to here, check out my previous Winter Picture Books blog.
Next, I know I won't hit every awesome and gorgeous winter-esque book here. These are just some of our new and older favorites, which I've been posting in some other venues. I'll try to group them in a reasonable way.
How about a trailer for one of our favorites, Wolf in the Snow, by Matthew Cordell
Seasonal and Solstice Board and Picture Books
Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klasses
Brett has too many wonderful winter books to list here, but this is her most recent one. Other favorites include The Mitten and The Hat. Our absolute favorite Brett winter book is The Trouble with Trolls.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day, written by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Snowballs, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Winter Candle, written by Jeron Frame, illustrated by Stacey Schuett
Blizzard, written and illustrated by John Rocco
Owl Moon, written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr
Mice Skating, written by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Teagan White
A Winter Walk in the City, written by Cathy Goldberg Fishman, illustrated by Melanie Hall
Wintery, Seasonal and Holiday Chapter, MG and YA Books
The Girl Who Saved Christmas, written by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould
Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu
A Christmas Carol, unabridged, by Charles Dickens
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, the Subtle Knife, the Amber Spyglass, written by Philip Pullman
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written by C.S. Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes
The Snow Queen, original story by Hans Christian Anderson, retold bySarah Lowes, illustrated by Miss Clara, narrated by Xanthe Gresham Knight
The Call Of The Wild and White Fang, by Jack London
Winterfrost, by Michelle Houts
How about a story read aloud from Brightly?
Holiday Board and Picture Books
Red and Lulu, written and illustrated by Matt Tavares
The Night Before Christmas, written by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Douglas Gorsine (our favorite version)
The Twelve Days of Christmas, illustrated by Emma Randall
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, written and illustrated by Robert Berry
The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats
Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
Hanukkah, written by Bonnie Bader, illustrated by Joanie Stone
The Night Tree, written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ted Rand
And a peek into the making of one of our favorite holiday picture books, The Gift of Nothing, by Patrick McDonnell:
Adult Seasonal Reads
The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle, by Joanne Huist Smith
What's more winter than "winter is coming" at Winterfell? If you haven't read it yet, try Game of Thrones, the first book in George R. R. Martin's now infamous series ... yet to be completed!
Hercule Poirot's Christmas, by Agatha Christie
More fun lists to peruse
Bookshop's Best Winter Books (I browsed. We have similar tastes!)