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Good Reads for Cold Days

The weather outside might be frightful (or just unpredictable), which makes it the perfect time to curl up beside the fire or with a cozy blanket with a good read. Looking for a way to keep the kids (or yourself!) entertained while on break and to warm up after a day spent playing in the snow? With a range of books from fiction to non-fiction, picture books and graphic novels, local authors and beyond, look no further than our booklist!


With a special thanks to our friends at the Victor-Farmington Library and Rochester Public Library!



Picture Books (Toddler-Kindergarten)

  • Farm Lullaby by Karen Jameson

  • Hello, World! On the Farm by Jill McDonald

  • Here We Are: Book of Animals by Oliver Jeffers

  • How to Say Hello to a Worm: A First Guide to Outside by Kari Percival

  • Jeff Goes Wild by Angie Rozelaar

  • Play Outside! by Laurent Moreau


Picture Books (Grades K-3)

  • Have You Ever Seen a Flower? By Shawn Harris

  • Hello, Puddle! By Anita Sanchez

  • The Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith

  • Some Questions About Trees by Toni Yuly

  • What’s in Your Pocket? Collecting Nature’s Treasures by Heather L. Montgomery

  • Wondering Around by Meg Fleming


Independent Readers (Grades 1-3)

  • Astronaut Girl #1: Journey to the Moon by Cathy Hapka

  • Hand-Me-Down Magic: Stoop Sale Treasure by Corey Ann Haydu

  • Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs

  • Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers

  • Sydney & Taylor Explore The Whole Wide World by Jacqueline Davies

  • Word Travelers and the Taj Mahal Mystery by Raj Haldar


Chapter Books (Grades 4-6)

  • The Anti-Book by Raphael Simon

  • The Ice Cream Machine by Adam Rubin

  • The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm

  • Lotería by Karla Arenas Valenti

  • The School for Whatnots by Margaret Peterson Haddix

  • Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds