Unlike any other season, there is a coziness about this time of year that naturally draws us together. British poet, Edith Sitwell put it this way: “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
It follows suit that cold winter nights are the perfect time for reading, especially when you have small children. Every child knows, when old man winter comes to call, nothing’s better than a parent’s lap, a warm snuggle and a good book. And keep in mind, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents,” according to author Emilie Buchwald.
When the temperatures drop, pull up a comfy chair, gather your young ones around you and settle in for a relaxing evening. Overall, cherish these precious moments, because they will be gone in a blink of an eye.
Here are just a few of the toasty reads for chilly nights that we offer at DBRL.
- “Time for Bed” by Mem Fox
- “The Winter Fox” by Timothy Knapman
- “Sleep Big Bear, Sleep!” by Maureen Wright
- “Snow” by Cynthia Rylant
- “Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color” by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
- “Winter is Here” by Kevin Henkes
- “Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold” by Joyce Sidman
- “Winter is the Warmest Season” by Lauren Stringer
- “William’s Winter Nap” by Linda Ashman
- “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen
- “The Snowy Day” Ezra Jack Keats
- “The Thing About Yetis” by Vin Vogel
- “Lost and Found” by Oliver Jeffers
- “Outside” by Deirdre Gill
- “Hibernation Station” by Michelle Meadows
- “The Snowy Nap” by Jan Brett