We’ve collected the very best January picture books in this list. Some of the very best books for kids are set in wintry scenes, and this list is one of my favorites for the whole year.

I’d recommend reading them snuggled under blankets with plenty of cocoa or hot tea.

We showed lots of restraint in crafting this list for you. Each of these beautiful books celebrate snow and will help us get through these dark winter days.

We’ve also included favorites for remembering and celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

A few of these (Martin Rising, Martin & Mahalia, Let the Children March, and Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop) may be best for older kids.

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January picture books:

January Picture Books

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Some of the very best books for kids are set in wintry scenes, and this list is one of our favorites for the whole year.

We recommend reading them snuggled under blankets with plenty of hot cocoa or tea.

 

Owl Moon
The Snowy Day
The Mitten
The Hat
Big Snow
Mama, Do You Love Me?
Winter Story (Brambly Hedge)
Ollie’s Ski Trip
The Three Snow Bears (Edition unknown) by Brett, Jan [Hardcover(2007£©]
Katy and the Big Snow
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder
The Big Snow
The Tomten
Snowflake Bentley
Waiting for Winter
Over and Under the Snow
The Snow Globe Family
Sugar Snow
Winter Days in the Big Woods (My First Little House Books)
Wolf in the Snow
Before Morning
First Snow
Blizzard
Brave Irene
Red Sled
Extra Yarn
Martin Rising: Requiem For a King
Martin’s Big Words (Big Words): The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Story of the Snow Children
Winter on the Farm (Little House Picture Book)
Snow
Terrible Storm
Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream (Book & CD)
Hanna’s Cold Winter
Missuk’s Snow Geese
Hooray for Snow!
Bunny Slopes
Little Penguins
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Ten Ways to Hear Snow
Almost Time
Winter Dance
The Most Perfect Snowman
The Reader
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee
Winter Is Here
The Winter Visitors
Snowman’s Story
The Wish Tree
The Snowy Nap
Winter Is the Warmest Season
Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter
When the Snow Falls
Small Walt
Small Walt and Mo the Tow
Samson in the Snow
Let the Children March
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968
Wintercake

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