Books to Inspire – Colder Climates

Books to Inspire – Colder Climates

I have written a couple of posts, sharing our learning about colder climates and thought I’d do a separate post to share the books that I’ve been using in more detail. Books are a key learning tool for us at the moment. Mr D is often found with his head tucked in a book and I love exploring books with both the children.

Pre school books about colder climates

Atlas of Adventures Lucy LetherlandThe first book I turned to is the fabulous Atlas of Adventures. I’ve written about this book before but it really is a superb book. It’s a large book and is ideal for spreading out on the floor and pouring over. I turned to the relevant page and talked to Mr D about how the Earth is made up of different countries and showed him how they’re all positioned on the globe etc.

We then turned to look at the colder areas and chatted about what we could see. What I love about this book is the depth of the detail but its absolute simplicity. There is so much for children (and adults) to devour as they look at the pages. Miss E enjoys pointing out the things she recognizes whereas Mr D is able to ask questions now as he begins to appreciate the wonderful diversity of our world.

We then looked at the Children’s Animals Atlas. Children are, naturally, drawn to animals. So this was a good thing for us to look at and chat about the animals and introduce some ideas about how they might keep themselves warm etc. This is another lovely book that I am sure we will look at time and time again.

We revisited some story books about colder weather including Pip & Posy and the Snowy Day as well as the Child’s Play books about Snow and Winter. These were all good for reinforcing the idea that snow is cold and how we might adapt to that.

Another beauty we have been looking at is a little pop up book called Winter by David Carter.

Winter pop up book David Carter

This is a lovely simple book but introduces the idea of hibernation and some of the less common animals. This is a lovely book and Miss E in particular loves this one. She has been so gentle with this as she has read through it and has pointed out the things she can see. It is lovely and I’ll be looking out for the other four seasons in the series too.

Winter pop up book David Carter






  1. 8th February 2016 / 09:58

    A great mixture there some more serious than others showing different sides to the subject! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  2. 8th February 2016 / 15:14

    I like to explore a subject through books like this – a range of different ones to cover different aspects.

    • 10th February 2016 / 19:22

      yes, I think it’s great and it also means that we get to look at references books that might otherwise not grab the children’s attention as much x

  3. 8th February 2016 / 18:28

    How brilliant to have a theme to the books you are discovering, love this idea 🙂 #readwithme

  4. 8th February 2016 / 19:23

    We love this book too! And I included it in my top Christmas book list! Looking forward to getting my hands on the Spring one (especially if it also means Spring weather!) #readwithme

    • 10th February 2016 / 19:21

      oh yes – the Spring one looks fab too 🙂

  5. 28th February 2016 / 11:59

    Pop up books are so much fun. Books are such a good way of making things fun.
    Amanda. #weekendbookclub

  6. 29th February 2016 / 11:00

    Atlas of adventures took great and that pop up book looks amazing. I love pop up books but get so nervous as Molly gets a bit over excited with them. #weekendbookclub

  7. 7th March 2016 / 20:15

    I’ve been looking for pop up books, the Winter one looks ideal x

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