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14 Montessori Friendly Books for Winter

Recently, I pulled out our collection of winter and winter-holiday books. I quickly realized we are lacking on our collection of winter books. Which is kind of funny, since we have the longest, grossest winters here. So, I set out to hunt for some winter {non-holiday} themed, Montessori friendly books. And, I was pleasantly surprised by the number of great books out there! 

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1. The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice -- very detailed book with lots of history for older children

2. The Snowy Day -- this one is going into Augustus' stocking

3. Before Morning -- I love the illustrated style of this, looks great for an older child

4. Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter

5. Snowflake Bentley -- A true story!

6. The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder

7. Snow

8. Over and Under the Snow

9. Winter Board Book -- A picture book from one of my favorite children's authors

10. Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold -- Henry has been reading this at school and loves it

11. When Winter Comes

12. Animals in Winter -- an illustrated non-fiction

13. White Snow, Bright Snow

14. All About Winter Weather -- a non-fiction with real pictures

15. Best in Snow - I love the real pictures here

16. Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

17. The First Snowfall - these are fantastic for toddlers

18. Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money


I have a feeling we will spend a bunch of time this winter enjoying these books as we cuddle up to a newborn inside. And, I won't mind one bit! 

Just a note about "Montessori friendly" books. This really means something different for different people. For me, Montessori friendly books are books that avoid fantasy, are content rich, and are beautiful. By fantasy, I do not mean fiction. I mean adult created fantastical elements like talking animals, fairies and commercial characters. 

Do you have any Montessori-friendly winter books that you or your children love? 

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