These books were recommended by Karen Notte, the early literacy specialist at the Fairmount Community Library, for ages 4-10.

Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins
Even though it’s cold and snowy outside, two siblings launch a lemonade (and limeade) stand, teaching readers about math in the process.

Little Owl’s Snow by Divya Srinivasan
Join Little Owl as he watches fall change to winter for the first time.

One Candle by Eve Bunting
While coming together for Hanukkah each year, a family reflects on a historical event.

Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas by James Dean and Kimberly Dean
This twist on the classic Christmas song follows Pete (and his friends) on a trip the ocean.

The Little Snowplow Wishes for Snow by Lora Koehler
The Little Snowplow is back – and is anxiously waiting for snow to fall.

The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow by Emma Walton Hamilton and Julie Andrews
In this book by the Academy Award-winning actress and her daughter, Geraldine hopes to get a chorus solo at her school’s Winter Wonderland Festival. But things don’t exactly go as planned.

We Celebrate Hanukkah by Bobbie Kalman, Cecilia Ohm-Ericksen and Susan Hughes
Children can explore the history of Hanukkah in this non-fiction book.

Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker
From snowmen to sledding to holiday lights, a boy reminds his sister of all the reasons why winter is so special.




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Courtney Kless is the Editor in Chief of Family Times. Courtney is originally from Maryland. She earned her Master’s degree in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism from Syracuse University. Courtney began her career as a sports journalist, then spent several years working in higher education, before joining the company in August 2019. She enjoys traveling, reading and hiking, and recently adopted a Labrador Retriever, Bailey.

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