Favorite Winter Books

Happy New Year, ManaFriends!

We don’t know about you, but after the holidays, it’s easy for us to fall into the “winter blues.” We’re cooped up inside; colds and the flu seem to spread like wildfire; and the next few months stretch ahead like one chilly, gray blur. Sound familiar? 

Yes, the winter blues are a bummer. But it doesn’t have to be that way! We’re focusing instead on all of our favorite things about winter: the cold, invigorating air. Sledding and snow sports. Hot cocoa and apple cider. Cuddling up with a movie—or better yet, a good book!

Below is a list of our favorite picture books celebrating the winter season—a blend of classics and new releases, award winners and under-the-radar fliers. Grab a few, build yourself an igloo (indoors, maybe), and get ready for some fun winter reading!


The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

(If this is one of your favorites, be sure to check out the new book A Poem for Peter)


Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Christian Robinson


Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen


Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story by Salina Yoon


The Mitten by Jan Brett


A Dot in the Snow by Corrinne Averiss, illustrated by Fiona Woodcock


Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian


Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr

What are some of your favorite books about winter? Tell us in the comments below!

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