“The Snowy Day” and other Books for Winter


Ezra Jack Keats’ 1962 classic The Snowy Day has been checked out more times than any other book in the history of the New York Public Library.
Jonathan Blanc/The New York Public Library

Winter is a great time to snuggle up and read. Does your family have a list of favorite books to read? One of my favorites when it’s blustery weather is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in the C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia series.

The New York Public Library recently calculated the most checked-out books in their 125 history and discovered Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day was at the very top of that list, with 485,583 checkouts from the NYPL since the book was published in 1962. (Source: NPR)

Here are some other great books for snowy days:

  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll
  • Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee
  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Another great book resource for all children birth to age 5 who live within the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Enrollment is free for participants, provided by grants and donations.

Contact mtrain@maisd.com to enroll your child and help expand their at-home library and foster a love of reading! More information can be found online at Dolly Parton Imagination Library.