It’s January! Start winter off right. Have a Read-a-palooza! Here are some fabulous winter books to get your winter reading off to a great start!

Mimi and Bear in the snow by Janee Trasler

When Mimi goes outside to play in the snow, she takes Bear with her, but somehow during their day of playing in the snow, Bear gets lost. Where is Bear? Maybe by the ice skating rink, the fancy
snow hats, or the snow beast? Find out in this delightful book about friendship and a snowy day that is full of bright, bold illustrations! Farrar, Straus, Giroux, $16.99, ages 2-6

Sugar White Snow and Evergreens by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Travel to a farm in the snow and find real maple syrup for breakfast! Along the way, enjoy the many colors of winter, including winter’s hidden gold—maple syrup! This winter wonderland of colors takes readers on a journey through beautiful winter countryside on a sleigh that makes blue tracks, where they’ll see a red cardinal, and evergreens—among other wonderfully colorful wintery views. Albert Whitman & Company, $16.99; ages 3-7

Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham

When Moose interrupts and takes over in this clever shape book, children will learn shapes while enjoying a fabulous story! They will love finding Moose in place of different shapes and following his antics through his adventure. Then, when Zebra tries to get him to stop, even more shenanigans ensue. Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, $16.99; ages 4-8

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman & Rick Allen

Rich illustrations fill the pages of this amazing book. Lyrical poetry is paired with interesting information about the animals featured in each poem. From tundra swans to snowflakes to winter bees, this book is full of amazing poetry, information, and illustrations. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99; ages 5 and up

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean

David really wants it to snow! Why does snow take so long? Wait with David as he helps his mother while he wishes for snow. He sees snow in everything he does while he waits—snowy flour, snowy bubbles, even snowy white sheets. He keeps checking, but the snow is slow to come. Until finally after nap time, his father comes home and they go outside into the real snow. Will it be a big snow? Find out in this charming wintery, snowy book!Farrar, Straus, Giroux, $16.99, ages 3-7

Outside by Deirdre Gill
Imagination runs wild when this little boy goes outside to play in the snow! Beautiful, luminous illustrations fill this enchanting snowy day story. This fabulous adventure in the snow includes giant snowmen, dragons, and even a castle! Will his brother finally come outside to play with him as well? Find out in this wonderful winter adventure! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99; ages 4-8

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Parents read too!

I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short
This is a fantastic audio book because Martin Short reads it himself. In this book, Short offers a show business memoir full of engaging tales of his journey from an imaginative child to a budding star. Short shares his career failures and personal tragedies including the death of his brother, parents and wife. The book is very entertaining, yet a surprisingly moving self-portrait that will keep you laughing—and crying—from the first page to the last. Available at and at