I’m going to let you in on a secret….January is one of my least favorite months. The transition back from winter break has everyone exhausted and so much time is spent re-teaching rules and expectations, working through winter assessments, and you never know what a New England winter will bring. With that being said, when it comes to picture books, winter is my FAVORITE. The selection of winter themed stories is endless and sometimes it’s nice to just take a break from the classroom chaos and share a story together. I’m not sure if there is a character limit on blog posts but I do know that we’d be here FOREVER if I tried to share all of my favorites with you. It wasn’t easy but I narrowed it down and today I’m going to share five must-have picture books for January. Keep reading to find out which ones I picked!
Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, are headed out on what they think is going to be a fun day on the slopes. However, their fun day turns into quite the adventure when they meet a very curious moose!
Jojo feels sad and lonely…everyone has a friend except for her. She asks around and keeps getting rejected but then she meets a snowman named Puddles. Puddles was made out of friendship snow and he says YES. Jojo and Puddles have a great time together but when spring arrives, Puddles has to leave. What will Jojo do without him?
The Catch Club Kids heard about a yeti so they head to the mountains in hope of finding him. Will they be able to prove that the yeti is real by catching him in one of their clever traps?
Parker is the mayor of Polar Bear Island. It’s a peaceful and predictable place…and Parker plans on keeping it that way. Kirby is a sweet penguin who finds Polar Bear Island and wants to stay but that’s a problem since the sign says “No Others Allowed”. The other polar bears on the island beg the mayor to let Kirby stay. Will Parker make an exception to the rule?
Have you ever built a snowman? You put its smile on perfectly and position the arms juuuuust right but when you go back to visit it the next day, the arms have moved and its smile doesn’t look the same. What happened? What in the world did your snowman do during the night?!
I hope you found a book or two to share with your tiny humans this month. I love adding new titles to my collection. What’s your favorite winter read aloud? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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