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Keep warm with me: Kids' books about friendship and togetherness



Winter is an introspective time, a chance to turn inward — but that doesn’t mean alone. These wintry reads highlight warmth, togetherness, and how our friends help us through the cold and dark. 

 

A Cozy Good Night
By Linda Ashman, illustrated by Chuck Groenink​
Ages 3 to 5
William is ready for bed when he hears a cold, tired squirrel tap at his window. William lets him stay, but soon his bed is crowded with forest animals! Do they have room for just one more?

 

Winter Dance
By Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Richard Jones
Ages 4 to 7
Snow is coming! The fox knows he needs to do something to prepare for winter, but he's not sure what — so he asks his friends to help him find out!

 

Eerie Elementary: School Freezes Over!
By Jack Chabert​
Ages 7 to 10
A snowstorm hits Eerie Elementary, trapping everyone inside! Sam and friends uncover that this big freeze is part of mad scientist Orson Eerie's terrifying plan! Can they turn up the heat to stop the worst thing ever from happening?

 

Winterhouse
By Ben Guterson, illustrated by Chloe Bristol
Ages 9 to 12
Orphan Elizabeth Somers is sent off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, which has plenty of charms, including its huge library. There, Elizabeth discovers a magic book of puzzles, which unlocks the hotel's mysteries, and reveals her own connection to Winterhouse.


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