Winter is absolutely my favorite season. I love watching the snow fall and sledding down hills with my girls. I also love all the extra reading time that comes along with the cold weather.
We are lucky to live in a small town, near a creek that attracts a lot of the local wildlife. We see rabbits and squirrels, a family of three deer, large possums, and a little tiny chipmunk who travels back and forth across our driveway daily. After a snowstorm, it’s really fun to see all the different tracks criss-crossing our yard.
However, we know that the most exciting things happening are under the ground and in little hideaways that we’ll never see. The best way for us to learn about how animals behave in winter is through books.
13 Fun Winter Animals Books for Kids
(Reminder: Rolling Prairie Readers uses affiliate links at no additional cost to you. You can see our full disclosure policy here.)
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson is our favorite book on this list!
We also love Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and Secrets of Winter by Carron Brown.
Author Jan Brett has a couple of classic winter animals books for kids, The Hat and The Mitten.
Grab our Family Activity Guide with 40 hands-on learning activities using these winter animals books!
More Winter Animals Books for Kids
The Bear’s Cave by Regine Schindler appears to be out of print, but your library may still have a copy!
How Do Bears Sleep? by E. J. Bird
Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows
When It Starts to Snow by Phillis Gershator
The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader
Baby Bear Counts One by Ashley Wolff
Winter, Winter, Cold and Snow by Sharon Gibson Palermo
The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss
Which winter animals books are your favorites to read with kids?
Click here for MORE winter books for kids!
Like this post? Be sure to save it for later!