While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Winter Holiday books.
- Winter Holiday (Swallows & Amazons) (2014)
- Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations around the World (2013)
- Winter Holidays Around the World (2017)
- That Winter Holiday Book (2001)
- Sneezy the Snowman (2014)
- The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice (2014)
- Creative Haven Winter Wonderland Coloring Book (Adult Coloring) (2016)
- Creative Haven Winter Scenes Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books) (2014)
- The Berenstain Bears’ Winter Wonderland (2011)
- Pillsbury Classic #234: Stir-Fries & Skillet Meals (2000)
- Snowed In & Set Up (2018)
- Ultimate Orff: Winter Celebrations–Holiday Classics from Around the World, Grades 3-6 (Book & CD) (2006)
For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome’s classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published in the UK over a half century ago, these books are still eagerly read by children, despite their length and their decidedly British protagonists. We attribute their success to two facts: first, Ransome is a great storyteller and, second, he clearly writes from first-hand experience.
Lights of Winter is a children’s picture book about winter celebrations around the world: Solstice, Yule, Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Teng Chieh, Diwali, Soyal, Las Posadas, Zagmuk, Saturnalia. For ages 3-9. Thirteen color illustrations.
With this workbook, your student will explore how Christmas is celebrated in Australia, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and France. You’ll also learn more about St. Lucia Day in Sweden, Diwali in India, Hanukkah in Israel, Solstice in the U.K., Kwanzaa in the United States, and Chinese New Year in China.
That Winter Holiday Book (2001)
Quilts, pillows, wallhangings, ornaments, and accessories all with fun winter themes. Simple painting, and craft projects. Snowmen, stars, trees, and wreaths abound.
Sneezy the Snowman (2014)
B-R-R-R-R! AH-CHOO! Sneezy the Snowman is cold, cold, cold. To warm up, he drinks cocoa, sits in a hot tub, stands near a warm fire–and melts! But the children know just what to do to build him up again–and make him feel “just right”. Hilarity chills the air with playful mixed-media illustrations by Stephen Gilpin as Sneezy attempts to warm himself with some silly results.
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice (2014)
The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Long ago, people grew afraid when each day had fewer hours of sunshine than the day before. Over time, they realized that one day each year the sun started moving toward them again. In lyrical prose and cozy illustrations, this book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history.
These 31 charming winter scenes offer adult colorists a year-round delight! The original designs include detailed renderings of classic snow-covered landscapes; cozy, picturesque homes decorated for Christmas; and families enjoying skating, skiing, sledding, and building snowmen. Illustrations are printed on one side of perforated pages for easy removal and display.
This adult coloring book of 31 charming winter scenes will warm your heart! All-original designs include young children gazing out of frosty windows and building snowmen, lovely snow-covered villages, wild animals roaming icy landscapes, horse-drawn sleds, and more. Illustrations are printed on one side of perforated pages for easy removal and display.
Join the Berenstain Bears in an exciting new lift-the-flap adventure!On a snowy day, Bear Country becomes a winter wonderland. There are almost too many fun things for a couple of cubs to do! Brother and Sister Bear go ice-skating, sledding, skiing, and more—but what Brother Bear really wants to do is have a snowball fight! Join the Berenstains as they enjoy a wonderful winter’s day!
Cover photo is Stir-Fry Chicken and Peppers. Content Chapters include: Stir-Fry Stars (Quick, colorful toppers for rice or noodles.) * Sandwich & Salad Stir-Fries (Speedy meals for lazy summer days.) * Stir-Fry Sides (Easy mixtures brimming with summer’s peak produce.) * Skillet Meals (Speedy top-of-the-stove suppers.).
Snowed In & Set Up (2018)
Christmas, a time when dreams come true, finds six lonely singles tricked into spending the holiday in a romantic cabin in the heart of Washington’s snowy Snoqualmie Pass.Dr. Will Colson, an ornery, overworked ER doctor, longs to get away and ignore the holiday, and Amber Roth, a feisty contractor with a chip on her shoulder, has a secret she’s kept for much too long.
Ultimate Orff: Winter Celebrations–Holiday Classics from Around the World, Grades 3-6 (Book & CD) (2006)
Whether you are just beginning to acquire Orff instruments for your classroom or you already have an established program, this collection of holiday favorites has something unique to offer. Each classic tune includes a complete Orffestration by expert Linda Forrest, a demonstration recording, an optional piano accompaniment and an optional recorded accompaniment. Grades 3-6. CD Included.
Best Winter Holiday Books You Should Enjoy
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some winter holiday books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Holiday Baking: New and Traditional Recipes for Wintertime Holidays
Author(s): Beisch, Leigh;Perry, Sara
ID: 2602893, Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC, Year: 2012, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub
Handknit Holidays: Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice
Author(s): Falick, Melanie;Pittard, Susan
ID: 2656079, Publisher: Abrams, Year: 2012, Size: 52 Mb, Format: pdf
Author(s): Ransome, Arthur [Unknown]
ID: 2342096, Publisher: Distributed Proofreaders Canada, Year: 1933, Size: 13 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.