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Picture books about snow

We’ve had our first snow of the season which has prompted us to read some of our favourite snowy picture books. They include snowballs, snowy journeys, hibernation, penguins and cold, snowy nights. We’d love to hear your snowy picture book suggestions too.

The different ways that the playroom toys try to explain snow to Jolly Tall are really inventive. Jolly Snow inspired us to make our own snowflakes and we still want to make Bramwell’s snowflake biscuits.

Jolly Snow (Old Bear) - Story Snug

Pip and Posy have lots of fun in the snow in Pip and Posy: A Snowy Day until building a snow animal causes an argument. They manage to resolve their differences and find a solution to their problem using play dough.

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day - Story Snug

Silver and Sparkle have never seen snow before but they find it lots of fun to play in in Little Deer Lost. This is a lovely story for initiating an animal footprints activity.

Little Deer Lost - Story Snug

Cuddly Dudley‘s attempts to get away from his overbearing family take him on a journey across the snow. It’s not often that you see a penguin wearing a Hawaiian shirt!

Cuddly Dudley - Story Snug

Percy the Park Keeper kindly gives his animal friends shelter on One Snowy Night. Percy’s shed is full by the end of the night. Where will he sleep?!

Nick Butterworth - One Snowy Night (Percy the Park Keeper) - Story Snug

Little Hedgehog gives his hat, scarf and mittens away in One Winter’s Day but his friends reward his kindness with their own thoughtful gesture.

One Winter's Day - Story Snug

In One Snowy Night Little Hedgehog should be hibernating but he is too cold. His attempt to deliver a present to Rabbit causes him to get lost in the snow but the present comes in useful when Fox finds him.

One Snowy Night - Story Snug

Bear Snores On is a lovely, simple rhyming story to introduce young children to the concept of hibernation and animals sleeping through the winter.

Bear Snores On - Story Snug

Herman makes an epic journey through the snow to deliver a letter to his friend Henry in Herman’s Letter. Does he manage to get there before it is time for him to hibernate?

Herman's Letter - Story Snug

Do you have a favourite snowy picture book? We’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments.

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29 responses to “Picture books about snow”


  1. Sara (@mumturnedmom) avatar

    What a lovely selection, I’m going to have to check some of these out 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      There were so many more that we could have included!


  2. Verily Victoria Vocalises avatar

    What a great idea for a list – they all look beautiful. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo



  3. Cheryl Carpinello avatar

    We don’t have a single book on snow in our house!! How crazy is that? Thanks for the great recommendations and for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!


    1. Catherine avatar

      Wow! We have snowy picture books, now I’m going to check out which other kinds of picture books about weather we have!


  4. Tarana Khan avatar

    This is a wonderful list! Must check out a few for my toddler.


    1. Catherine avatar

      The Pip and Posy stories are great for toddlers 🙂


  5. chantelle hazelden avatar

    These all look so sweet, perfect for this season. thanks for linking up with #readwithme x


    1. Catherine avatar

      You’re welcome. The snow has all melted now but it really added to the Christmas holiday fun 🙂


  6. sarah - let them be small avatar

    we love pip & posy snowy day – gets read so much
    #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      The Pip and Posy books were really well read when my daughter was younger 🙂


  7. Jenny avatar

    Bear Snores On is our favorite book about snow. We also like You Can Do It Sam. You always create the most lovely lists. Hopping over from the Kid Lit Blog Hop.


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you! Have just looked at You Can Do It Sam, it sounds a lovely story 🙂


  8. Tricia avatar

    I’m a former Kindergarten teacher so I just love picture books- especially themed ones! I’m so happy my son is really into them too. My son loves That’s Not My Snowman. I also loved reading Tacky the Penguin, The Snowman, Snowman at Night and The Snowy Day to my class.


    1. Catherine avatar

      We like Tacky the Penguin and That’s Not My Snowman was one of our favourite toddler books. We watched The Snowman at Christmas, it’s a beautiful story 🙂


  9. Natalie Ray avatar

    Lovely. We love wintery books too at the moment. Libby is particularly into the Campbell Let’s Play Ice Skating book. She loves to move the levers around and make things happen. We reviewed some lovely ones at Christmas including this. I like the sound of the little hedgehog from your list, I love books that teach kindness, it’s so important.x


    1. Catherine avatar

      I’ve just looked at Let’s Play Ice Skating – it looks like a really fun, novelty book 🙂


  10. Kate Williams avatar

    Ooh, I haven’t read any of these! Will have to check them out 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      Would love to hear which ones you enjoy Kate 🙂


  11. Naila Moon avatar

    Some wonderful books you have here. I might just have to add a few to my growing collection.

    Naila Moon from the Kid Lit Bog Hop


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you Naila, I hope that you find one that you enjoy 🙂


  12. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews avatar

    Oh I love your list Catherine! My kids really enjoyed “The Little Snowflake” by Steve Metzger when they were little. And, I agree – “A Snowy Day” is such a classic! Thanks for joining us in the Kid Lit Blog Hop! Happy New Year! 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      Happy New Year to you too Renee! The cover of The Little Snowflake is lovely 🙂


  13. Barbara Ann Mojica avatar

    A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is my all time favorite.


    1. Catherine avatar

      Oh yes, that’s a lovely book 🙂


    2. Catherine avatar

      That is a lovely book 🙂


  14. Kat | Beau Twins avatar

    Oh this is amazing – we LOVE books and I have been building the girls a library! They adore being read to and seeing all the illustrations! xx


    1. Catherine avatar

      Building up a child’s library is a really fun thing to do and I love reading my childhood favourites as much as I do newly published books.