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Winter Book List

Amber Brandt  |  December 12, 2023

Reading is one our favorite winter activities! From picture and board books to graphic novels, this list of newbies from the past couple of years offer some great options to stock your home library, no matter your kids’ ages. So, curl up in your cozy reading chair or nook and enjoy some of these amazing chilly-weather reads.

Pirate Stew
Long John McRon is the most unusual babysitter you’ve ever seen. Written by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, this rhyming adventure is a fun tale of pirates, flying ships, doughnut feasts, and much more. Sure to delight.

The Snow Dancer
As young dancer Sofia makes her way to a neighborhood park one snowy morning, the quiet is quickly scattered by other kids enjoying the day. But with the help of a new young friend, she’ll show everyone the beauty of dance.

The Cousins
You’ll never feel the same way about family again. From the NY Times best-selling author of One of Us Is Lying. For ninth grade and up.

A comical and sweet picture book celebrating invention, creativity, and friendship from Oona, the sea’s littlest mischief-maker.

Ducks on the Road: A Counting Adventure
Follow a family of ducks out for a walk and the surprises they meet along the way, from Caldecott Honor and artist Anita Lobel.

What’s the Matter, Marlo?
A picture book about best friends that explore emotions including empathy, sadness, anger, and helping one another through.

Blankie - A Narwhal and Jelly Board Book
Do you love Narwhal and Jelly? Experience this popular underwater duo as they explore all the amazing things they can do with a beloved blankie.

Jingle Dancer
Jenna’s dress sings when she dances her family’s traditional jingle dance. A story of a contemporary Native American girl and her cultural heritage.

Hot Dog
A playful picture book about an overheated – and overwhelmed pup who finds calm at the beach.

Children Who Dance in the Rain
A book about kindness, gratitude, and a child’s determination to change the world.

The Two of us Belong Together
A story about friendship and how it can be sweet, even when you’re not alike.

Miracle's Boys
A story of brothers facing the world without their parents, growing up in NYC.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
A stunning story of a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself.