Kids Reading: Top 10 Holiday Snow & Ice Books

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Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow!!

We are all about SNOW & ICE, and after making our snow dough the other day, we are excited and ready… just waiting for it to snow here!!!


In the mean time we will cuddle up and read our ‘bestist’ books…

I have provided links for you to purchase the books – in hard copy and kindle!


Frozen Olaf’s Night Before Christmas Book & CD

It goes without saying that for very many little girls and boys, top of their reading list this Christmas – much to all of our big sighs – is Frozen!! Still. Frozen!! Of course for any snowman living in an eternal winter is a breeze…

“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring . . . until a sound awakens Olaf… This beautifully illustrated 32-page paper-over-board picture book comes with a read-along CD featuring audio narration by Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf!”

Snow (I Can Read It All By Myself)

If you love Dr Seuss you are going to love this one!

A delightful ode to winter. Brrrrr! It snowed! From snowball fights and skiing to fort building and snowman making! Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Dream Snow by Eric Carle

We are also dreaming about snow right now! I wonder if we dream it will it happen? Just like the farmer in this story!

Snow (Sunburst Books) by Uri Shulevitz

“It’s snowing, said boy with dog.
“It’s only a snowflake,” said grandfather with beard.

No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it…”

The Snowman – Raymond Briggs

This is a beautiful wordless book that brings a little boys dream alive!! Imagine if your own snowman came alive in your dreams?

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

The Long Winter (Little House) by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside… This book has been highly recommended for the older child…

The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle Von Olfers

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…

Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell

“Every snowflake is different,

every snowflake is perfect.

A beautiful story about new beginnings and making new friends!

The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen

One snowy day an elderly woman, Sarah, watches children gathering at the bus stop. While they never seem to notice her, she notices them, especially one little boy who has no mittens. That night, Sarah knits the boy a pair of cozy mittens and places them on the blue spruce tree for him to discover. It soon becomes a game, with the children looking for new mittens on the mysterious tree every morning, and Sarah joyfully knitting new ones each night.


I would like to thank the kind Moms and Dads from ‘Amsterdam Mamas‘ who kindly gave me their book recommendations! Clari, Anna, Cielo, Tara, Anna S L, Helen, Rudi, Willemijn, Inge and Lucinda. Thanks!


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