The winter traditionally brings snow, hot cocoa and warm sweaters. But this year, it also bought a ton of titles that are pushing the limits to the ways children explore their environment and even learn to love themselves.
It was hard to pick just 5 books that would resonate with all of our families, but we did our best. See the books that made the list below.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Winter
by Eric Carle
There are so many ways to spend a chilly winter day. Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar and explore everything winter has to offer!
Welcome winter with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and his friends in this sensory exploration of the season. Discover the very best of this time of year: snowy days full of play, the sounds of birds chirping atop a snowman, the smell of cookies fresh from the oven, and so much more!
Hello, World! Garden Time
Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms (“Roots spread into the soil below, and then a shoot pushes up out of the earth”) and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. It’s a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.
Friendship Is Forever
by Patricia Hegarty Macon, Summer
Learning the importance of friendship is easy with this sweet board book that fosters social-emotional development..
The precious gift of friendship
is a thing to treasure.
Closeness, love, and loyalty
are things that we can’t measure.
Learn new words while appreciating the value of quality time with this irresistibly illustrated board book that’s perfect for holidays and all year round!
Celebrate all kinds of babies with this original board book by Emily Winfield Martin–perfect for baby showers and fans of the New York Times Bestseller, The Wonderful Things You Will Be!
From sweet baby to wild baby, from snuggly baby to grumpy baby, this book captures the adorableness of a diverse cast of babies in all their moods. With simple text and irresistible art, this book will capture the hearts of parents and the youngest readers alike.
I Am Golden
by Eva Chen, Sophie Diao
This joyful and lyrical picture book from New York Times bestselling author Eva Chen and illustrator Sophie Diao is a moving ode to the immigrant experience, as well as a manifesto of self-love for Chinese American children.
What do you see when you look in the mirror, Mei? Do you see beauty?
We see eyes that point toward the sun, that give us the warmth and joy of a thousand rays when you smile. We see hair as inky black and smooth as a peaceful night sky. We see skin brushed with gold.