January Picture Books

Some of the very best books for kids are set in wintry scenes, and this list is one of our favorites for the whole year.

We recommend reading them snuggled under blankets with plenty of hot cocoa or tea.


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Owl Moon
The Snowy Day
The Mitten
The Hat
Big Snow
Winter Story (Brambly Hedge)
Ollie’s Ski Trip
The Three Snow Bears (Edition unknown) by Brett, Jan [Hardcover(2007£©]
Katy and the Big Snow
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Big Snow
The Tomten
Snowflake Bentley
Waiting for Winter
Over and Under the Snow
The Snow Globe Family
First Snow
Brave Irene
The Story of the Snow Children
Sugar Snow
Winter Days in the Big Woods (My First Little House Books)
Winter on the Farm (Little House Picture Book)
Terrible Storm
Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!
Hanna’s Cold Winter
Missuk’s Snow Geese
Hooray for Snow!
Wolf in the Snow
Bunny Slopes
Little Penguins
Winter Dance
The Most Perfect Snowman
Before Morning
Red Sled
Extra Yarn
The Reader
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee
Winter Is Here
The Wish Tree
The Snowy Nap
Winter Is the Warmest Season
Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter
When the Snow Falls
Small Walt
Small Walt and Mo the Tow
Martin Rising: Requiem For a King
Samson in the Snow
Martin’s Big Words (Big Words): The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream (Book & CD)
Let the Children March
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968