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Recommended Reading

Winter 2015 Book List

This winter, get your kids off the couch and outside! Read one of the books on our reading list and you'll be sure to stay both mentally and physically active all winter long.


Animals in Winter
Describes the many different ways animals cope with winter, including migration, hibernation, and food storage.

The Snowy Day
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. This book reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

The Mitten
Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze.

Bear Snores On
One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up.
See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests -- all of them having a party without him!

A Little Bit of Winter
Hedgehog is preparing for his winter sleep but he is sad to be missing all the fun of winter! To make sure that he won’t miss it altogether he asks his friend Rabbit to save some bits of winter for him. But will Rabbit remember? And can winter be saved?

Annie and the Wild Animals
When Annie's cat disappears, she attempts friendship with a variety of unsuitable woodland animals. The borders of the pages foretell the emergence of spring and the birth of kittens.

Owl Moon
Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.

The Big Snow
When the geese begin to fly south, the leaves flutter down from the trees and the cold winds begin to blow from the north, the animals of the woods and meadows, big and small, prepare for the long, cold winter ahead when the countryside is hidden under a deep blanket of snow. They gather food and look for warm, snug places in the ground, trees, caves or thickets, where they can find protection against the icy winds.

Waiting for Winter
Squirrel has never seen it snow, and this year he is determined not to miss it. He wants his friends, Hedgehog and Bear, to see it snow too, but it's hard to stay awake. Finally, winter arrives and snow is falling ... or is it?

When Winter Comes
A series of rhyming questions ask where our animal friends go during the winter. Parents point out signs of animals migrating, snuggling, or migrating.