Books to Read
on a Cold Winter's Day
Exploring Winter by Sandra Markle. Atheneum, 1984. This book is a collection of winter-time activities which include stories and facts about animals and activities to build a snow shelter, weather measuring equipment, and puzzles.
In the Snow: Who's Been Here? By Arthur Doros. Scholastic, 1991. This book shows you tracks and signs left by animals including the raccoon, duck, frog, black bear and people.
Keep Looking by Millicent Selsam. Macmillan, 1989. As you turn the page, a new animal is added to a picture of a country home in the winter.
Look to the North by Jean Craighead George. Harper Collins, 1997. This book describes the growth development of a wolf pack. It describes month by month the family life and social roles each wolf plays through the seasons.
Mousekin's Woodland Sleepers by Edna Miller. Prentice-Hall, 1970. As he searches for a new home, Mousekin, the whitefoot mouse learns how many forest creatures spend the winter.
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. National Braille Press, 1990. This book describes a winter night under a full moon when a father and daughter trek into the woods to see a Great Horned Owl.
The Secret Language of Snow by Terry Williams. Sierra Club/Patheon, 1984. Examines twelve different types of snow and snowy conditions and the words of the Inuit people of Alaska. You'll learn about what snow is made of and how snow is formed. This book also discusses how snow affects plants, animals and people of the Artic.
The Winter Barn by Peter Parnall. Macmillan, 1986. A run down old barn is home for many animals including snakes, porcupines, cats, and a skunk during the sub-zero winter of Maine as the animals wait for spring.
Winter is Here by Jane Belk Moncure. Child's world, 1975. This book describes the sights, sounds and activities of winter.