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Winter Reads for Birth to 5

Winter Reading Home

All the Little Snowflakes
Best in Snow
Day So Gray
Good Morning, Snowplow!
Hello Winter!
Hush Up and Migrate!
My Winter City
Peep and Ducky: It's Snowing!
Polar Bear in the Snow
Small Walt
Snow Babies
Snowball
Snowy Nap
Spot's Snowy Day
When the Snow Falls
When the Snow Is Deeper than My Boots Are Tall
Winter Babies
Winter Is Here
Wintercake
Wolf in the Snow


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All the Little Snowflakes / written by Cindy Jin ; illustrated by Dawn M. Cardona

"Every snowflake is one of a kind, so celebrate and cherish each one that you find!"--Back cover.


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Best in Snow / April Pulley Sayre

With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre sheds sparkly new light on the wonders of snow. From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals&; fur and feathers to the fascinating winter water cycle, this nonfiction picture book celebrates snowfall and the amazing science behind it.


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A Day So Gray / Marie Lamba ; art by Alea Marley

"A winter's day is transformed from bleak to beautiful by warm friendship and a new perspective in a gentle story that encourages the appreciation and celebration of cozy pleasures and quiet joys"--


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Good Morning, Snowplow! / Deborah Bruss ; art by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

As the town goes to sleep, a snowstorm begins, and the man who drives the snowplow goes to work, keeping the streets clear throughout the night.


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Hello Winter! / Shelley Rotner

"The basic facts about the season of Winter including how plants, animals, and the climate change and adapt are included in this photo essay introduction to Winter"--


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Hush Up and Migrate! / Sandra Markle ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam

Mama Caribou tries to get Baby Bou to migrate, but he would rather play with his friends or eat, and he thinks he can avoid predators all by himself, without the protection of the herd.


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My Winter City / James Gladstone ; pictures Gary Clement

A young boy wakes up in the early light of a winter morning, pulls on his boots and mittens, and steps out into the snowy city with his dad. They trudge through the snow, their dog bounding along beside them, then a slushy, steamy bus ride takes them to the tobogganing hill for some winter fun. The boy describes all the sights and sounds of the day, from the frost in Dad’s beard and the snow “pillows” in the park, to the noisy clunking snow plows and the singing buskers they pass on their way home. That night, the boy lies awake under cozy covers, reflecting on the day, as snow blankets the world outside his window. This is winter in the city.


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Peep and Ducky: It's Snowing! / David Martin ; illustrated by David Walker

What could be a more perfect toddler adventure? When the snow starts to fall, Peep and Ducky climb into their sleds for a race, landing happily on each other after hitting a bump. Then they're on to building a snowman. But when the top half crashes, someone kicks snow and both friends get mad . . . until they crack each other up. With irresistible illustrations and a singsong text that begs to be read aloud, David Martin and David Walker usher the winsome duo into another season. -- amazon.com


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A Polar Bear in the Snow / Mac Barnett ; art by Shawn Harris

"Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human . . . where is he going? What does he want? Acclaimed author Mac Barnett’s narration deftly balances suspense and emotion, as well as poignant, subtle themes, compelling us to follow the bear with each page turn. Artist Shawn Harris’s striking torn-paper illustrations layer white-on-white hues, with bolts of blue and an interplay of shadow and light, for a gorgeous view of a stark yet beautiful landscape. Simple and thought-provoking, illuminating and intriguing, this engaging picture book will have readers pondering the answer to its final question long after the polar bear has continued on his way."--publisher's website.


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Small Walt / story by Elizabeth Verdick ; pictures by Marc Rosenthal

Small Walt is the smallest snow plow in the fleet and he always gets picked last, but when there is a big snowstorm in the city, he will have the chance to prove his worth.


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Snow Babies / Laura Ellen Anderson

Baby animals in the polar regions enjoy the wintry weather in their own way, from polar bear cubs at play and leaping reindeer fawns, to penguin chicks huddling together and wolf cubs howling at the moon.


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Snowball / Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

"Grab your winter gear and join Snowball on his journey into town. Just be careful you're not in his way when he starts to roll down the hill, or like an unsuspecting sheep, a string of sausages, and even an electric eel, you too will get picked up and packed into the giant snowball!"--Provided by publisher.


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The Snowy Nap / Jan Brett

After hearing about winter from his friends, Hedgie the hedgehog tries to stay awake to experience its wonders.


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Spot's Snowy Day / Eric Hill

"Spot has lots of fun in the snow with his family and friends. Watch out for snowballs, Grandpa!" --


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When the Snow Falls / Linda Booth Sweeney ; illustrated by Jana Christy

"A snowy day includes a journey with Grandma from home in the country to her house in town, sledding, snow angels, and cozy cuddling with Grandpa by the fire"--


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When the Snow Is Deeper than My Boots Are Tall / Jean Reidy ; illustrations by Joey Chou

A child enjoys playing in snow with their family.


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Winter Babies / written by Kathryn O. Galbraith ; illustrated by Adela Pons

It is winter in the park, and as snow sparkles babies run and glide, while puppies sniff and rabbits hop.


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Winter Is Here / Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek

"Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings"--


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Wintercake / Lynne Rae Perkins

"When Thomas misplaces the basket of dried fruit he needs to make his seasonal wintercake, friends old and new come together to save the day"--Provided by publisher. Includes recipe for wintercake.


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Wolf in the Snow / Matthew Cordell

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

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