Mrs. Laura Bush's 2022 Winter Reading List

Recommended reading list for America's youngest readers.

>With a few more weeks of winter upon us, as declared by groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, Mrs. Laura Bush released her winter reading list for young readers. The modern classics selected highlight kindness, snowy adventure, and the wonders of nature and the great outdoors. 

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Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
by Eileen Spinelli
Illustrated by Paul Yalowitz

The Snowy Day
written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keatsi
available in Spanish: Un Dia de Nieve

by Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman

The Mitten
by Jan Brett
available in Spanish: El Mitón

Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrated by Mary Azarian

Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by John Schoenherr
available in Spanish: Luna de Búho

Animals in Winter
by Henrietta Bancroft and Richard G. Van Gelder
Illustrated by Helen K. Davie

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
by Florence and Richard Atwater
Illustrated by Jim Madsen


The winter reading list is released as part of The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, which supports school libraries with the goal of encouraging all students to develop a love of reading and learning. Since its inception in 2002, the foundation has awarded more than $17 million in grants to more than 3,000 schools across the country.


Learn more about the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries


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