Submitted by jbraun on

As we countdown to the start of our Winter Reading Challenge on February 1, we wanted to share a few titles that will keep you warm and cozy through the season. From snuggling up with a bed full of dogs to warming the hearts of others with poetry, this list is sure to keep you toasty as you share the joy of reading with your whole family.

The Five-Dog Night
by Eileen Christelow

When Old Betty tries to advise Ezra on how to survive the cold winter nights, Ezra rebuffs her concerns because he has his own private source of warmth.

by Leo Lionni

Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food . . . except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it's Frederick's stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice.

by James Mayhew

A little cave boy wakes up in his cold cave and wishes he were warm. The warmest place for Boy is in bed with his mother and father, but he doesn't want to share. Instead, he wants to find a warm place all for himself!

Winter is the Warmest Season
by Lauren Stringer

A child describes pleasant ways to stay warm during the winter, from sipping hot chocolate and eating grilled cheese sandwiches to wearing wooly sweaters and sitting near a glowing fireplace.

Don't Wake Up the Bear
by Marjorie Dennis Murray

On a cold, snowy evening, several animals snuggle up to a hibernating bear in order to keep warm.

Sun Bread
by Elisa Kleven

The winter winds are whipping through the village, leaving everyone cold and disheartened—and the baker decides to change all that with a loaf of bread. As it bakes, the loaf begins to grow, filling the whole village with its warmth.

The Special Blankie
by M. Christina Butler

Little Hedgehog and his cousin, Baby Hedgehog, set out for a fun spring day, hunting bluebells in Wild Flower Woods. But when Baby Hedgehog loses his very special blankie, their day turns into an even bigger adventure.

So Cozy
by Lerryn Korda

When Dog's bed looks so inviting to his numerous animal friends that a teetering pileup of coziness ensues, a sneeze triggered by Mouse's presence on Elephant's trunk temporarily frightens everyone away.

If I Were a Jungle Animal
by Amanda Ellery

Morton is bored playing baseball all the way in the outfield. But if he were in the jungle, he could be a lion or a zebra or a hippopotamus! Yeah, if he were a jungle animal, then things would be exciting.

Duck's Vacation
by Gilad Soffer

Duck is finally going on vacation. He has a beach chair, a book, and peace and quiet. Well, almost.<br> When you - yes, YOU - turn the pages of this book, Duck's vacation gets really interesting!