Many summers ago, I created a Summer Reading Bucket List, and it went viral. This year I have decided to make a winter reading bucket list to renew our reading excitement while learning from home. This is a FREE printable for teachers to print out and encourage their students to read during remote learning and winter break. Reading shouldn’t feel like homework, and a list like this helps children feel excited about reading all kinds of books. It can be used like a checklist or challenge or just a fun list full of prompts. I’ve included my favorite books for each item on the list, as well as links to book lists to find more titles.
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Winter Reading Bucket List Resources
Find great picture books for each of these prompts below. Click on the book cover to find it on Amazon or the link for a book list of more books for this prompt.
The Snowy Day is my favorite book about snow, and here is a list of picture books about snow and one devoted to winter here.
Here is a wonderful book about hibernation, and here are more books about bears.
I had a hard time picking my favorite book about snowmen, so make sure you check out this list as well.
My favorite fairy tale book is The Three Pigs, but you can click these links to find more fairy tales and fractured fairy tales.
Read about families with this great counting picture book and read more about all kinds of families with these great books.
There are so many great polar bear books, but if I had to choose, Polar Bear Island would be my favorite. See a whole list here.
Unicorns aren’t just for winter, but their magic seemed perfect for this list. This is my favorite unicorn book. Find yours from our unicorn book list here.
Penguins are my favorite animal, and my favorite penguin book is Penguinaut! See a bunch more on this penguin book list.
Books that rhyme are rad. I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More is my favorite. Here are a bunch more rhyming books for you to check out.
I don’t have a book list about baking, but I’ll Wait Mr. Panda a book and baking and patience is absolutely a must-read!
There is really only one book about mittens that every preschooler must read – and it’s this one!
This book is incredible, and if you are a teacher, you can’t miss my circle time lesson I do with it. It’s a huge hit with my preschoolers every winter.
Find even more book suggestions here.