Now that the light breezes of fall have turned into bitter cold winds of winter, there’s nothing we want to do more than stay at home and curl up with a good book. To feel like we’re frolicking in the snow (without having to venture out into the stuff itself), we’re reading some wintry books from Scholastic. Check out the list below!
My Snow Globe: A Sparkly Peek-Through Story (All Ages) by Megan E. Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Iwai: Journey through glittery snowscapes in this magical snow globe story full of beautiful wintertime scenes and surprising animal friends!
Penguins Love Colors (Ages 3–5) by Sarah Aspinall: Imaginative penguins use bold splashes of paint to transform their white, icy world, with simple language and arresting, graphic illustrations.
Warm Hearts Day: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #5) (Ages 5–7) by Rebecca Elliott: It's almost Warm Hearts Day, and everyone is busy making gifts for their loved ones. Eva is excited to give out her homemade gifts at the big party at the Old Oak Tree. But then Eva realizes she forgot to make gifts for her family! Will she be able to make the gifts in time?
School Freezes Over! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) (Ages 6–8) by Jack Chabert, illustrated by Sam Ricks: A terrible snowstorm has hit Eerie Elementary, and the students are trapped. Soon, the hungry school begins to freeze from the inside out! Icicles drip from the ceiling and snow piles fill the hallways. Then Antonio turns into an ice statue—making him a yummy popsicle for the school to dine on! Can Sam and Lucy turn up the heat in time to save the students?
The Lucky Snow Leopard (Zoe's Rescue Zoo #4) (Ages 7–10) by Amelia Cobb: Zoe is delighted that her great uncle Horace has brought home two new animals for the Rescue Zoo: a beautiful snow leopard and her fuzzy cub Ali. Even more exciting is the news that soon there will be three snow leopards—Ali is about to be a big brother!
Race to the South Pole (Ranger in Time #4) (Ages 7–10) by Kate Messner, illustrated by Kelley McMorris: Ranger goes back in time to join an early 20th-century expedition to Antarctica, where he befriends Jack Nin, a cabin boy traveling with Captain Robert Falcon Scott. They're racing against a rival explorer to reach the South Pole, but with unstable ice, killer whales, and raging blizzards, the journey turns into a race against time . . . and a struggle to stay alive.