January Book List


A Flower in the Snow by Tracey Corderoy

A Perfect Day by Carin Berger

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Red Sled by Lita Judge

Snow by Cynthia Rylant

Snow by Uri Shulevitz

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt


Making a Friend by Alison McGhee

Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler


We love to compare these three retellings of the same story:

A Mountain of Mittens by Lynn Plourde

The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg

The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen


365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental

Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems by Judy Sierra

Penguins! by Gail Gibbons

Penguins by Liz Pichon

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester

The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins

The Penguin Lady by Carol A. Cole

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler

I Have a Dream (Book & CD) with illustrations by Kadir Nelson

Martin Luther King, Jr. (DK Biography) by Amy Pastan & Primo Levi

Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

Beginning Readers

A Cold Winter’s Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas

A Polar Bear Can Swim by Harriet Ziefert

Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan by Cynthia Rylant

Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik

Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel

Snowflake (Breyer Stablemates) by Kristin Earhart & Suzanne Weyn

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Collette January 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I love this! Thank you so much for the list. I am trying to get back into having a little “preschool” time with my almost 5 year old while his brother is at school. You list got me the books to check out an themes to focus on. It’s going to be great. Thank again!


2 Renee January 20, 2012 at 4:46 am

Thank you so much for your monthly book lists. I am able to put them on hold at the library, which is very convenient. Thank you!


3 Kiasa January 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

Thank you Amy! This is just what we need to keep our sanity during these dark cold months. A dozen of these books are now on hold for us at our library. Awesome!


4 Amy January 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Yay! I just love filling up my hold list at the library… Happy Reading! :)


5 Marsha Martin January 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

As a mother with 7 grown children and presently a Nanny I’m always on the lookout for simple, fun ideas. These are fantastic and won’t break the bank AND will create some fun memories. Thank you so much for sharing your clever ideas!


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