Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Reading With Your Family: Littles

We love to share our favorite titles here at the gmplkids blog and it just so happens that we also think that winter is the very best time for sharing books with your family and friends. What other season allows for steamy hot chocolate, cozy, wooly socks and warm couch snuggles to be enjoyed together while reading a book? 

This is also a golden opportunity to tell you about our newest reading program being piloted this upcoming January, called simply our "Winter Reading Program". From January 19th through February 28th you can read or listen to any book and fill out an entry form (available on our website at gmplibrary.org or at the library) to be entered into weekly gift card drawings. No registration is required and anyone five years or older can participate ! So this January, grab one of the wonderful titles we have suggested below or a favorite from your home bookshelf and get cozy. 

To celebrate winter reading, we will be sharing some titles that are personal favorites here in the Grafton-Midview Public Library Children's Department. Throughout the next couple weeks keep your eyes peeled for more winter reading recommendations as part of our "Winter Reading With Your Family" series. Today we will share great choices to read with the littlest ones in your family. Babies will enjoy the adorable board books below while preschoolers and kindergarteners will enjoy the many beautiful and entertaining picture books.  I'm sure that even older children and adults will agree to a fireside read-aloud of Extra Yarn or Let it Snow, though.  Happy reading!




Board Books: 
 
That’s Not My Polar Bear by Fiona Watt 
 
Three Little Kittens Illustrated by Tanya Linch

Winter Friends by Carl R. Same II and Jean Stoick

In My Den by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich 
 
Busy Penguins by John Schindel and Jonathan Chester

Snuggle Wuggle by Jonathan London






Picture Books: 

Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser

Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep by Maureen Wright

Flannel Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett  

The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo 

The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan 

Little Fern's First Winter by Jane Simmons 

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen 
 
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
 
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

Let it Snow by Holly Hobbie