Winter is the perfect time to snuggle with your favorite preschooler and read a good book together.
While we love going for a hike and getting some fresh air with the kiddos, sometimes it feels good to stay inside and read a fun story during a blizzard or rainstorm.
So if you’re on the hunt for a wonderful story that celebrates the winter season with adorable animals, snow, and fascinating creatures, we’ve got you covered.
From animal adventures to tales of how animals hibernate, you’ll find the perfect winter animal books for preschoolers on this list.
Who’s ready to embark on a winter adventure?
Is your little one curious about how animals survive in the cold? Then add this educational masterpiece to your winter books stack. You won’t hear a peep from your kids as you read them this lovely book written by Etta Kaner.
Full of adorable illustrations, this book is brimming with fascinating animal facts, like, did you know that penguins like to cuddle with a friend? Or that polar bears build a home? These and other epic animal facts will delight you and the kiddos alike.
“Deep and Snowy Wood” follows the story of three animal friends, a mole, a squirrel, and a deer who hop and dig their way across a winter wonderland in search of… something. But where are they going and why?
As it turns out, the furry friends are hiding a magical secret. Someone really special likes to pay a visit to the Deep and Snowy wood once per year. Can you guess who? As the friends head to the woods, all the other animals start to follow them in search of the truth.
For Oscar, the Corgi, there’s nothing more exciting than playing in the snow. But when he realizes that his owner, Matt doesn’t feel like going outside, Oscar decides to go on a solo doggy adventure.
Along the way, he chases after a bunny, makes snow angels, and runs into Daisy, another dog. The two doggies run off together, and when Oscar and Daisy’s owners finally decide to track them down, they become friends too.
Help Bunny ski down the slope in this wonderful book full of winter illustrations, lovable animals, and interactive fun. The premise of the book is simple, but it’s SO much fun. Bunny is ready to ski, but he needs help from his readers. Shake, tap, and tilt the book to help Bunny ski down the slope and avoid obstacles and bumps. After a hectic day in the snow, Bunny’s mom awaits for her beloved son with a warm cup of cocoa.
Everybody head to the station now. It’s time to hibernate! This delightful book explains the concept of hibernation by depicting it as a train of hollowed-out logs that runs through the forest gathering all kinds of creatures.
Dressed in pajamas, the creatures head to the train to get ready for their winter sleep. But with so many guests aboard, like snakes, bears, hedgehogs, and bats, there’s just too much noise for anyone to fall asleep! Young readers will learn all about the three types of hibernation – deep sleep, light sleep, and true hibernation. While some animals sleep the whole winter away, others slip into a state of suspended relaxation. Isn’t that fascinating?
Packed with beautiful illustrations and delightful poetry, “No Two Alike” follows the story of two twin birds as they fly throughout a snowy wonderland. As they travel over the snowy forest, they make a wonderful realization: Much like snowflakes, everything and everyone is unique.
Every snowflake, nest, animal, road, and tree they observe might look similar at first glance, but they’re not really alike. This delightful story presents an ode to individuality, inviting children to point out similarities and differences between the animals and objects they’ll see in the book. It’s the perfect book for preschoolers who LOVE winter and animals!
Discover how squirrels, bears, snow hares, frogs, and many other animals make a home under the snow to survive the winter. In this non-fiction book, the kiddos can explore the secret world that lies below and above ground.
Some animals dig tunnels or hide in dens. Others huddle close together to keep each other warm above ground. And some, like the queen bumblebee, hibernate all through the spring. Learn about the skills animals use to survive the winter and have fun exploring the animal kingdom hiding under the snow.
What’s your child’s favorite winter animal book? Let us know in the comments below!
More Winter Animal Actvities
- Walrus Arctic Animal Craft
- Polar Bear Handprint Craft
- Paper Plate Penguin Craft
- Snowy Owl Paper Bag Craft