Looking for snowman books to read during your winter theme? We’ve got a list of our favorites!
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My Three listened to hundreds of winter related books as we put together our winter theme pack. I think that the snowman books were his favorite! Here are our top picks.
One Snowy Day, but Jeffrey Scherer
We enjoyed this easy reader book about a group of animals working together to build a snowman. The friendly illustrations make this quick book an enjoyable read.
Frosty the Snowman, by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson
This is a simple little board book with the familiar song as its text. Cute!
Snowman Magic, by Katherine Tegen
Personally, I couldn’t get into this book, but it was a favorite of my Three and especially my Five. George builds the perfect snowman in his backyard, and after he’s added the final touch the snowman comes to life. They have a lot of fun together until the snowman melts – but George builds him again with the next big snowfall.
Snowballs, by Lois Ehlert
Normally I am not a big fan of Ehlert’s books. I realize I’m in the minority here, but I find the collage illustrations hard to make out, and the text often fails to engage my kids. But both my boys and I really enjoyed the collage style illustrations that tell the story of an entire family of snow people in this book. Highly recommended!
You Make Me Smile, by Layn Marlow
This is a super simple book about a little child making a snowman. The book has just a few words, but it doesn’t matter because the illustrations steal the show. A nice quick read.
The Biggest Snowman Ever, by Steven Kroll
Having read The Biggest Pumpkin Ever and The Biggest Apple Ever, this book’s story line feels like a repeat. But read alone it’s a cute story about two mice who work together to win the town contest to build the biggest snowman.
Snow Party, by Harriet Ziefert
This is such a fun book about snowmen who gather for a party to celebrate the first snow. The best part of all are the illustrations, which completely captured us. I love that the snowmen are perfectly brought to life and that all the party food is some form of snow or ice. This was fun to read aloud, and my Three and I liked to study the pictures.
The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs
This is a classic wordless picture book about a boy who builds a snowman and sees it come to life. After exploring his home with the snowman, the two go on a magical journey. The best part of a wordless book is that your child can tell the story to you.
The Snowman and the Snowdog, based on characters by Raymond Briggs
Normally I’m not a fan of books created by someone other than the original author, but this one is beautiful. My Three loved the story of a boy who finds a photograph from the original Snowman book. The boy creates his own snowman and snowdog – and after many adventures with the snowman, the dog comes to life and becomes his own. My Three was fascinated.
All You Need for a Snowman, by Alice Schertle
In this very simple book, a group of children build a giant snowman. The story and charming illustrations definitely keep the interest of little listeners.
The First Day of Winter, by Denise Fleming
Denise Fleming is a well loved author/illustrator, but I’m usually not crazy about her books because the illustrations are too fuzzy for me. However, we really enjoyed this snowman story that we could sing, to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas.
Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Buehner
So what do snowmen do at night? Accoring to this book, they leave our yards and join their friends for snowball fights, sledding, and even snow baseball. This is a fun story, but the paintings really steal the show. This is my favorite, but you’ll find many more books by the same author (Snowmen at Christmas, Snowmen at Work, and Snowmen at Play).
The Biggest, Best Snowman, by Margery Cuyler
Little Nell is always being told that she’s not big enough to do the things her big sisters do. But she’s determined to build a snowman – and with the help of her forest animal friends, she builds the biggest one of all. We own this book, and my preschooler requests it often. A favorite!
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