The theme of my preschool activities with my children during the month of January is always SNOW! There are a number of great snow picture books available, and here are a few of my favorites (note–I get all of these from my local library each January).
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn and Mark Buehner
The Snowmen books are great fun. This month we have been reading Snowmen at Night, Snowmen all Year, and Snowmen at Work. The text of the books is good, but the fun thing is that each page contains hidden pictures (a cat, two ducks, a santa face, a t-rex, etc). The hidden pictures keep the children engaged in the book for a longer period of time.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Froggy’s misadventures are always hilarious to children.
Stella Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay
A funny story about a wise older sister who has all the answers to her younger brother’s questions about snow.
Thomas’ Snowsuit by Robert Munsch
This book makes me glad that we don’t live in a cold climate where we have to wear snowsuits!
New titles discovered and enjoyed this year include:
Millions of Snowflakes by Mary McKenna Siddels
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Snowbaby Could Not Sleep by Kara LaReau