My boys are fascinated with daylight savings. Once I explained that the days are not actually shorter than 24 hours, they became even more fascinated with the idea of the earth rotating and the night descending upon us earlier during the fall and winter months.
Although here in the Pacific Northwest we experience a dramatic shift in weather, we embrace and celebrate this time of year. Going outside during the winter months is as important and as much a priority as at any other point during the year. Winter solstice books are a fun way to explore culture, history, and even science.
Check out our all-time favorite children’s books for Winter Solstice!
Beautiful Winter Solstice Books for Kids
The Winter Solstice offers a history and tells of the folklore of Winter Solstice through inviting art work and lovely prose.
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
This book is sweet and does a wonderful job at describing the various ways cultures have celebrated winter solstice over the years. The illustrations are warm and cozy to the reader.
Jenny’s parents grew up celebrated the holidays different from one another. As a family they don’t celebrate Christmas. So, Jenny feels a bit lost around this time of year. In this sweet book, Jenny discovers Winter Solstice thanks to a teacher and she ends up falling in love (as do her parents) with the celebration.
An adorable book about a troll that keeps everyone’s eyes on the coming spring.
This book introduces the places in the world where daylight is hard to come by during the winter months. Beautifully illustrated, the book ignites a desire to want to learn more about this intriguing phenomenon.
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