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Growing Reader

11 Picture Books That Make Kids Feel Warm and Cozy

by Dena McMurdie

Photo credit: Cavan Images, Cavan Collection/Getty Images

When temperatures drop and snowflakes start to fall, my kids and I make a big pot of hot chocolate and snuggle up with a blanket and a stack of books. We read all kinds of stories, but the best ones are those that give us a glowing, happy feeling.

These eleven books are some of our favorites to read on cold days because they warm us from the inside out.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2017 and updated in 2020.