Winter and Holiday Titles for the K-12 Classroom

By Chelsey Masterson, School Outreach Librarian
December 1, 2022

The weather is getting colder and the days shorter, a sure sign that December is upon us, and with it, winter and a wide variety of holiday celebrations! As educators who work with students from all backgrounds, it’s important to make sure that all students feel seen. One way to do this is to discuss all of the various holidays that your students may celebrate in the classroom. 

This booklist highlights some of our favorite seasonal titles from the past few years. Whether your students celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year, or none of the above, you can find the perfect wintry title for them this season!

Additionally, the Center for Educators and Schools is presenting a professional development titled Cozy Up With a Good Book: Winter Titles and Activities for the Classroom that will delve deeper into a number of the titles on this list, pairing them with fun classroom activities. This hour-long webinar will start at 12 PM on Friday, December 9th, and attendees will be eligible for 1 CTLE credit. We hope to virtually see you there!

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.