Curl up with a winter-themed read

Dec 2014
The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping, so what better excuse to curl up indoors with a good book.

Whether set in winter or featuring a cold setting, our following suggestions are books from the Kumon Recommended Reading List, perfect to help you enjoy the cold season while keeping warm, whether reading alongside your child or enjoying a book on your own.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis follows Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they step through a wardrobe and discover the magical wintery land of Narnia, where the White Witch has ruled for 100 years of deep winter.

'A moment later she found that she was standing in the middle of a wood at night-time with snow under her feet and snowflakes falling through the air.'

Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer tells the tale of polar bear Lars, who, after hunting with his father, becomes separated and begins a big adventure!

'At the North Pole where Lars lived everything was white because it was covered in ice and snow.'

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aitken tells the story of Bonnie and her cousin Slyvia who are left in the care of wicked Miss Slighcarp when Bonnie's parents travel abroad. The girls escape, but can they ever free Willoughby Chase from her evil clutches?

'It was dusk - winter dusk. Snow lay white and shining over the pleated hills, and icicles hung from the forest trees.'

One Snowy Night: A Tale from Percy's Park by Nick Butterworth invites you into the world of Percy the park keeper who feeds the animals in the park where he lives. One very cold night and the animals require more than food - Percy needs to find them a warm place to sleep at night.

'One winter's night it was so cold it began to snow. Great big snowflakes fell past the window.'

The Eyes of Gray Wolf by Jonathan London and Jon Van Zyle sees a restless Gray Wolf go hunting during a cold winters night, defending his territory from an unknown pack.

'The northern night is cold and still. Gray Wolf floats over the snow, drifting through the woods, flowing like water.'

So whatever you are in the mood for, make yourself comfortable and plunge into a great winter read.