Eight Great Books About Winter Wildlife to Support Nature-Based Learning

8 Great Books About Winter Wildlife to Support Nature Based Learning - via Wonderkin

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These eight great books pair nicely with the Wonderkin Winter Wildlife Box and provide the perfect jumping off point for hours of winter wildlife-inspired nature study and outdoor exploration! 


1. Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft

This informational book, featured in the Wonderkin Winter Wildlife Box, details the wide range of ways animals prepare for the winter, from hibernation to migration to adaptation.

 

2. Is This Panama? A Migration Story by Jan Thornhill

Perfect for ages 5 and up, this story follows the long migration of a Wilson's warbler and is jam-packed with interesting information about the habits of many species of animals. 

 

3. The Bear’s Winter House by John Yeoman

This charming story is fanciful rather than factual, but serves as a perfect companion to the den building challenge activity included in our winter wildlife box.

 

4. Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming

This sweet story for younger readers describes how various woodland creatures settle down for a long winter rest.

 

5. Hurry and the Monarch by Antoine O Flatharta

Birds aren't the only ones who migrate in the winter! This story follows the fascinating migration of a monarch butterfly and includes an afterward with additional scientific information.

 
 

6. Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows

This silly rhyming story is a perfect introduction to hibernation for your littlest learners.

 

7. Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration by Marianne Berkes

This information-packed book covers the migration habits of ten different species of animals, presented in engaging verse.

 

8. Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

In this beautifully illustrated book, a little girl and her father go on a snowy cross country skiing adventure, discovering the magical wintery world of wildlife, and searching for signs of animals along the way.


Keep the learning going with the Wonderkin Winter Wildlife Box, available in our online shop.