Picture Books

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

(Children’s Library + PZ8 .A54 1993)

After the Snow Queen abducts her friend Kay, Gerda sets out on a perilous and magical journey to find him.

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean

(Children Picture Book + BEAN)

“An excited and frustrated boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a ‘big snow.'”—Provided by publisher.

The Hat by Jan Brett

(Children Picture Book BRETT)

When Lisa hangs her woolen clothes in the sun to air them out for winter, the hedgehog, to the amusement of the other animals, ends up wearing a stocking on his head.

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

(Lg PZ7.B7646 Sn 1978)

When his snowman comes to life, a little boy invites him home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.

Snow Is My Favorite And My Best by Lauren Child

(Children Picture Book + CHILD)

When the weatherman predicts snow, Lola absolutely cannot wait.

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

(Children Picture Book CORDE)

When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.

Chirri and Chirra: The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi

(Children Picture Book DOI)

Sheltering in a cavern, Chirri and Chirra enjoy sweet treats, a game of marbles, soaking in a hot spring, and a comfortable rest in an igloo that is just the right size.

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

(Children Picture Book HENKE)

When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons.

Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time by James Howe

(Children Picture Book HOWE)

Houndsley loves the quiet of the first snow of winter, but Catina does not enjoy being snowed in. What about all her plans for the day? With pretending, books, games, creativity, and some time to dream, Houndsley helps Catina let go of her worries and enjoy the snowy day.

Sally’s Snow Adventure by Stephen Huneck

(Children Picture Book + HUNEC)

Sally, a black Labrador retriever, becomes lost in the woods while on a winter vacation.

Terrible Storm by Carol Otis Hurst, illustrated by S.D. Schindler

(Children Picture Book + HURST)

A child’s two grandfathers relate their boyhood experiences of the “terrible blizzard of 1888,” during which each was stuck for three days doing what he disliked the most.

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

(Children’s Library + QC858.B46 M37 1998)

A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.

Red Sled by Lita Judge

(Children Picture Book + JUDGE)

At night, a host of woodland creatures plays with a child’s red sled.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

(Children Picture Book KEATS)

The adventures of Peter, a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than this book. With its universal appeal, the story has become a favorite with millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. —Publisher description.

The Snow Ghosts by Leo Landry

(Children Picture Book LANDR)

Snow ghosts live in the far north, and they love to play and have fun

The Red Book by Barbara Lehman

(Children Picture Book LEHMA)

A book without words in which friends who have never met meet.

First Snow by Peter McCarty

(Children Picture Book + MCCAR)

When Pedro comes from far away to visit his cousins, who are eager to introduce him to snow, all Pedro can think about at first is how much he dislikes cold.

If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws! by Kim Norman

(Children Picture Book + NORMA)

Animals enjoy a variety of wintery activities in the snow.

Snow Globe Family by Jane O’Connor

(Children Picture Book OCONN)

Two families—a large one that lives in a house and the other a tiny one that lives in a snow globe, look forward to a big snowstorm.

Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle Olfers

(Children Picture Book OLFER)

“Poppy is gazing out of the window at the snow when suddenly she sees that the snowflakes are really Snow Children, dancing and whirling in the garden. Soon they whisk her away to the Snow Queen’s wintry kingdom.”—Back cover.

Snow Music by Lynne Rae Perkins

(Children Picture Book + PERKI)

When a dog gets loose from the house on a snowy day, his owner searches for him and experiences the sounds of various animals and things in the snow.

Blizzard by John Rocco

(Children Picture Book + ROCCO)

“After a massive blizzard, a boy becomes a hero when he manages to walk to the local store and bring supplies back to his neighborhood, which has been snowed in for days. Based on the author’s childhood experience.”—Provided by publisher.

Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann

(Children Picture Book + ROHMA)

As four kittens who have never seen winter watch the seasons pass, three of them declare the reasons they will dislike snow when it arrives, while the fourth cannot wait to experience it for himself.

Winter’s Tale by Robert Sabuda

(Children Picture Book SABUD)

Simple text describes the animals and landscapes encountered on a particular winter’s day, in a book with pop-up illustrations and twinkling lights.

Snow Day by Komako Sakai

(Children Picture Book SAKAI)

A little rabbit enjoys having a day off from kindergarten and spending time with his mother during a snowstorm, but his father’s flight home is cancelled until the snow stops falling.

Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes

(Children Picture Book + SIDMA)

Just this once, schedules are swept aside as a too-busy world suddenly revels in the freedom and peace of the snow. The joy and wonder of a snowy day is brought to new life in this destined-to-be-a-classic picture book from Newbery Honor author, Joyce Sidman, and Caldecott winning artist, Beth Krommes.

Snow by Manya Stojik

(Children Picture Book + STOJI)

As snow approaches and begins to fall, Moose, Bear, Fox, and other forest creatures prepare for winter.

Something Is Going to Happen by Charlotte Zolotow

(Children’s Library + PZ7.Z77 Sq 1988)

One by one the members of a family awake one cold November morning to discover that during the night there has been a beautiful snowfall.

Chapter Books

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

(Children’s Library PZ7.L58474 Ch 1988 bk.1)

Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

(Children’s Library PZ7.M59948 Gr 2014)

At Greenglass House, a smuggler’s inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house, sending Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, on an adventure.

East by Edith Pattou

(Children’s Library PZ8.P2815 Ea 2003)

A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantment.

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

(Children’s Library PZ7.U692 Br 2011)

“Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack’s life.”—Provided by publisher.

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh

(Children’s Library PZ7.W16892 Cr 2010)

In 1347, when fourteen-year-old orphan William Paynel, an impoverished servant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest to gather wood and finds a magical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see fays and becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud, and ancient secrets.

Young Adult Books

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

(Young Adult PZ7.P8865 Win 2006)

When witch-in-training Tiffany Aching accidentally interrupts the Dance of the Seasons and awakens the interest of the elemental spirit of Winter, she requires the help of the six-inch-high, sword-wielding, sheep-stealing Wee Free Men to put the seasons aright.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

(Young Adult PZ7.P968 Go 2006)

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.