Winter Tales

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Get Cozy With These Winter Picture Books

The holidays are over, and the sun is out a bit longer every day.  But it's January, and we Buffalonians know that there is still have a lot of winter weather ahead.  So throw on a sweater, snuggle up with your little ones, and read these winter picture books together! 

Early Literacy Tip: When reading to your child, don’t be afraid to go off script.  Talk about the shapes and colors in the illustrations, or ask them what they think might happen next.  Engaging the text in this way helps your child develop the background knowledge they will need to learn to read on their own!

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
A classic winter story about a boy named Peter making his way through snowy city streets.

The Snowy Day

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
A beautifully illustrated book that allows readers to explore the secret world of animals during the winter months.  There’s a lot going on under the snow!

Over and Under the Snow

The Story of Snow: the Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino
Have a budding meteorologist at home?  Learn about how snow is formed with awesome photos of snow crystals in all their unique glory!

Story of Snow book

Buffalo Snow by Elizabeth Leader
A winter book with a local connection!  Jill and her brother Joe get stuck in a blizzard -- but not to worry, in this City of Good Neighbors you can always find help and make new friends.

Buffalo Snow

Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda
Bunny wants to hit the slopes, but needs your help!  Shake the book to make it snow; tilt it to make Bunny go!  This interactive book will keep you on your toes!

Bunny Slopes

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
This book has very few words.  Let your child tell you the story!  A little girl and a wolf pup encounter each other one evening in the woods.  When the girl sees the wolf is alone, she knows just what to do. Winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal.

Wolf in the Snow


Want more winter time fun?  Join us at the Central Library on February 1, 2020 from 1-3:30 as we celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a Winter Beach Party!  We'll have crafts, snacks, a visit from the Buffalo Beauts, a Frozen movie singalong and more!  All free and open to the public! For more information, please view our event calendar!