Winter is here, so it is the perfect time to enjoy books about snowmen, snow days, and all the winter fun to be had. This list contains 25 of the best snowman books for preschoolers including with wordless picture books, fun stories, and magical characters. These children’s books about snowmen are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to cuddle up and read this January.
Snowman Books for Preschoolers
Pick some fun snowman books for kids this December, January, and February. These winter books are a great addition to your winter themes or snowman themes as you explore this cold season, build vocabulary, and continue to reinforce early literacy. These snowman children’s book are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.
Children’s books about snowmen
The Snowman was written by Raymond Briggs. This wordless picture book encourages kids to tell the story of a little boy who builds a snowman on a snowy day, then finds it coming to life in his dreams.
The Snowman Shuffle was written by Christianne C. Jones and illustrated by Emma Randall. Kids will love dancing and moving along with the rhyming text and colorful illustrations, as they encourage the reader to dance and play.
Snowballs was written by Lois Ehlert. Through collage style illustrations and large, simple text, readers can explore a snow family being built out of snow and found objects.
Mouse’s First Snow was written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan. This board book follows two little mice as they venture out to play on a snowy day. The text features fun action words, highlighting the snow day fun in the illustrations.
Sneezy the Snowman was written by Maureen Wright and illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. This funny story follows a snowman who is very cold and tries to find ways to warm up. Luckily the children around him keep rebuilding him as he melts.
The First Day of Winter was written by Denise Fleming. Taking inspiration from the popular Christmas song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, this story shares special winter gifts shared over 10 days of winter.
Snowman Magic was written by Katherine Tegen and illustrated by Brandon Dorman. This story follows a boy named George as he spends a snowy day building a new snowman friend.
The Biggest Snowman Ever was written by Steve Kroll and illustrated by Jeni Bassett. This sequel to “The Biggest Pumpkin Ever” shares a new adventure between the little mice Clayton and Desmond as they participate in the town snowman contest.
Snowman Books for Kids
Snowmen at Night was written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner. What happens to snowmen overnight while we are sleeping? This funny tale explores some creative ideas.
All You Need for a Snowman was written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Barbara Lavallee. Explore what you need to make a snowman in this rhyming story about a group of children who band together to make a large snowman.
100 Snowmen was written by Jen Arena and illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. This rhyming story counts up to 100 by adding groups of silly snowmen together.
Snow Party was written by Harriet Ziefert. This beautiful picture book follows a group of snow-people as they throw a party in the forest during the first snow.
The Biggest, Best Snowman was written by Margery Cuyler. Join a young girl named Nell as she attempts to prove everyone wrong and build a large snowman, despite her small size.
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! was written by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee. This spin on the rhyming tale “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” follows the old lady as she swallows all the ingredients to make a snowman.
Snowman children’s book
Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy was written by Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick. This photographic tale shows a group of forest animals awakening and finding a snowy stranger in their woods.
Little Critter: Just a Snowman written by Mercer Mayer. Join the popular character as he tries to head outside on a snow day and build a snowman.
Snowmen at Work was written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner. This sequel to “Snowmen at Night” explores the many jobs that snowmen could have.
Snowzilla was written by Janet Lawler and illustrated by Amanda Haley. This rhyming story follows a young girl named Cami Lou and her brother as they build a huge snowman that draws people to their little town.
Raccoon’s Perfect Snowman was written by Katia Wish. Raccoon loves to make snowmen and he practices all winter long. He tries to help his animal friends make perfect snowmen too, but soon learns that they don’t want perfection.
Winter Books for Preschoolers
One Snowy Morning was written by Kevin Tseng and illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte. This sweet story joins a squirrel and a chipmunk as they find all the pieces of a snowman in the woods and come up with different ideas of what it could be.
How to Catch a Snowman was written by Adam Wallace and illustrated by Andy Eklerton. In this funny story, a group of children attempt to capture a magical snowman through a variety of creative traps.
The Giving Snowman: A Children’s Bedtime Story about Gratitude was written by Julia Zheng and illustrated by Graziella Miligi. This story of kindness follows a group of animals who are aided by a helpful snowman, who then needs their help in turn.
Snowman’s Story was written by Will Hildebrand. This wordless picture book shares the story of a snowman brought to life by a hat, a rabbit hiding inside it, and a storybook.
The Smiley Snowman was written by M Christina Butler. This heartwarming story follows a group of animals who build a smiley snowman, but have to help him get his smile back after he loses it overnight.
Frosty the Snowman was written by Diane Muldrow. This book is a retelling of the classic tale of Frosty the friendly snowman who came to life with the help of a magical hat, and the friends he made along the way.