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Hi, Friends! The winter season officially begins on December 21st. We’ve put together a list of 10 winter picture books. Grab a cup of warm cocoa, relax, and read as you explore themes of family, friendship, acceptance, and new adventures!

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*CCPL Staff picks are chosen by CCPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so write to us and tell us what you’d recommend!*

A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson

Tortoise dislikes winter and he wants to be left alone until Springtime. Does Tortoise learn to love winter before it’s over?

A Sled for Gabo by Emma Otheguy

Gabo wants to join other children as they ride their sleds. Join Gabo as he ventures outside on a snowy day. Does Gabo get his wish?

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean

Davis spends a day helping his mom clean as a big snow storm heads their way.

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak

Join this duo as they walk through their neighborhood and say goodbye as seasons change in this beautifully illustrated picture book.

If Winter Comes, Tell it I’m Not Here by Simona Ciraola

When summer comes to an end, a little boy experiences all the disappointments of the changing seasons. Will he learn to fall in love with winter too?

Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins and G. Brian Karas

John-John and Pauline sell lemonade and limeade in their neighborhood on a snowy day. Join them as they sell their drinks on a cold day.

Once Upon a Winter Day by Liza Woodruff

Milo lives in a forest and follows tiny footprints on a snowy, winter day. Does Milo find what he’s looking for in the forest?

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Join Peter on his outdoor adventures in this timeless, classic award winning picture book.

William’s Winter Nap by Linda Ashman

William’s animal friends join him as he settles in for bed. Will he find room for this last sleepy guest?

Winter Cats by Janet Lawler

Willy’s an indoor cat and he decides to join the outdoor cats for a day of winter fun. Does Willy make new friends?