Bedtime Stories for Winter Nights
These bedtime stories for winter nights, are ideal for children to cuddle down with a bedtime story. You may wish to read yourself, or for older children these stories are a delightful way to send little ones off to sleep.
Snow Birds is a poetic illustrated book about birds across the world, who survive winter, against all odds. Snowflakes whirling, snow-flocks swirling, streaks of white twirl through the night… You’ve heard of birds who migrate to warmer temperatures in winter – but what about those who stick it out through snowy weather and freezing temperatures? With elegant verse and striking illustrations, this book salutes the brave resourceful birds who adapt, to survive the coldest months.
Into the Arctic is a lovely story of bored Oliver, who during a normal family trip to the beach, decides to get an ice cream. As he reaches out to grab his favourite flavour, he falls into an enchanted icy wonderland. Together with his new Arctic animal friends, Oliver explores this creative depiction of the frozen North.
The Good Bear is a winter animal story from Norway, for readers age 9 and up. Thea arrives in Norway during the Christmas holidays, to spend time with her father. She wants him to buy her a typewriter, so she can be a writer, but he is distant, due to his new girlfriend and her children. So she goes off to the snowy woods, to find a scared and hungry bear, who needs her help. When the town hears about a bear living in the woods, Bear’s life is in even greater danger. Thea needs to show everyone that he’s not dangerous (he’s a good bear), if she is to save him.
Winter Sleep is a child’s guide to winter hibernation. Follow a child and his grandma through a winter landscape, to explore how the Earth goes to sleep for winter. Spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habitats. One author is an ecologist so this is a very educational tale. In the frosty quiet forest, the snow blankets the ground and the trees shed their leaves. And the author explains what the animals will do, when they wake up for spring. Learn how to help three hibernating creatures: hedgehogs, dormice and bats.