Are you looking to add to your winter books so you have fresh read alouds to pull out on a snowy day? Focus on learning all about winter with these great winter books perfect for any elementary students.
The Thing About Yetis
Do your students know about yetis? They might be surprised after reading The Thing About Yetis.
Yetis love winter, but they also enjoy other things too! Have students read this story then get creative by writing an imaginative narrative, My Day with a Yeti!
Penguin and Pinecone
When Penguin is walking in the snow he finds a new friend, Pinecone.
He is unable to bring Pinecone through a storm with him, so he makes a nest to keep him warm.
When he comes back, he is surprised to find that Pinecone is gone and instead.. there is a tree in it’s place.
Penguin and Pinecone is a heartwarming tale of what happens when something is loved and taken care of is GREAT for a quick retelling activity with students or a fast read aloud.
The Snowy Day
EVERY elementary school classroom should have this book.
The Snowy Day is about freshly fallen snow and all of the joys that it brings.
Pair this adorable read aloud with letting students write about a Snow Day or simply read it aloud to enjoy the snow with your students.
How to Catch a Yeti
Can your students catch a yeti?
Adam Wallace does it yet again with How to Catch a Yeti.
This silly tale talks about kids who are trying to figure out if they are able to this mystical creature.
They build traps and try many things.. will they be successful?
Will your students? Top this read aloud off with a simple How to Catch a Yeti craft and flip book for optimal fun.
A Loud Winter’s Nap
Tortoise would really like a long, relaxing winter’s nap. Instead.. he gets A Loud Winter’s Nap.
This cute story follows Tortoise, who is trying to take his nap, but instead is interrupted by many different creatures trying to make their own plans near his tree.
A Loud Winter’s Nap tells a super cute tale of friendship and being open to new things.
Mouse’s First Snow
Do your students absolutely LOVE snow, snow days, snow angels, snow men… and all other things snow?
Mouse’s First Snow is cute story about spending a snowy day outside with his dad.
Students will love to read and retell this story, or just enjoy the read aloud.
The Little Snowplow
We know that The Little Engine COULD… but can The Little Snowplow?
The Little Snowplow is a story of perseverance, hard work and bravery.
Students will love this book. It is great for practicing retelling or discussing the moral or message of a story.
How to Catch a Snowman
Adam Wallace does it YET AGAIN. How to Catch a Snowman is a cute story about what to do if your snowman runs away.
This can lead itself into two great writing topics for students.. How to Catch a Snowman or How to Build A Snowman.
Sneezy the Snowman
What happens when you leave someone outside in the snow? Well of COURSE they get too cold.
Sneezy the Snowman is no different. After he is left outside, he tries to warm up, but instead he melts! Time after time, the children rebuild him and bring him new clothes to wear.
Finally.. he gets too hot!
Students will love reading and retelling this funny story with their classmates. Additionally, it makes a great writing prompt about The Day My Snowman Came to Life.
Flip and Flop
Penguin brothers, Flip and Flop, LOVE to play together. However, sometimes older brothers want to do their own things too.
This might leave younger brothers feeling left out. So what happens then? Everyone makes new friends!
This cute story of friendship, siblings and meeting new people is the perfect addition to your winter read alouds.
These are my favorite resources to pair with the best winter read alouds:
- Winter Read Aloud Summaries and Crafts
- January Writing Prompts
- How to Catch a Snowman
- My Snowman Came to Life
What are your favorite winter books for elementary students? Drop them in the comments below!
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