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January Themes and Books for Preschoolers

December 28, 2022
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A printable list of January themes and books for preschoolers. You’ll enjoy this hand-picked selection of books to read with your preschooler this January.

Plus fun winter themed activities to go along with them!

Child playing with snow featuring January themes and books suggestions for kids

January Themes and Books for Preschoolers

This winter we’d like to invite you to join along in our Virtual Book Club for Kids. Each week we featured a book and themed activities to go along with them.

We email these books and ideas to you each week for free and invite you to join along in our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Group.

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January Themes for Preschoolers

Here are a few fun January theme selected for you to go along with these books

  • Winter
  • Bears
  • Kindness
  • Penguins
  • New Years
  • Snow
  • Snowmen
  • Polar Animals
  • Polar Bears
  • Hibernation
  • Bears
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Chinese New Year
  • Multicultural Children’s Book Day


  • Monday: Sensory and Imaginative Play Activities 
  • Tuesday: Alphabet Letter Activities 
  • Wednesday: Math Activities 
  • Thursday: Cooking and Science Activities 
  • Friday: Art Activities 

Weekly Schedule for Virtual Book Club for kids Activities

January Books for Preschoolers

Disclosure: We have included links to the books on Amazon to make it easier to purchase the books if you wish to. If you purchase via our links we may earn a small commission.


The featured book is The Mitten by Jan Brett

The Giving Snowman by Julia Zheng

How to Catch a Snowman by Adam Wallace

The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! by Lucille Colandro

Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright

Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper

Curious About Snow (Smithsonian) by Gina Shaw

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Jon Nelson Ph.D. Mark Cassino

The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Snow by Uri Shulevitz


The featured book is Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming

Don’t Wake Up the Bear! by Marjorie Dennis Murray

Rabbit & Bear Make a Wish by Tara Shannon

For more books about bears take a look at our Bear Books For Kids.


The featured book is We are All Wonders by RJ Palacio

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller 

Hug Machine by Scott Campbell 

The Circles All Around Us by Brad Montague

You can find our top picks for Kindness Books for Kids here.


The featured book is Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lesterd

If You Were a Penguin by Florence Minor

Penguin and the Pinecone by Salina Yoon

365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental

Take a look at our ultimate list of Penguin Books for Kids.

Here are some additional Winter Activities to go along with these January books!

Winter scenes of snow covered mountain, sledding, ice castles and evergreen trees for winter virtual field trip for Kids

january activities for school ages

Winter Activities for Preschool inspired by Children's Books

Learn more about the Virtual Book Club for Kids

Child throwing snow to feature January themes and books for preschoolers and toddlers

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