Waldorf and Nature-Inspired Winter Reading List


Winter Feels

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Own Moon by Jane Yolen
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle Von Olf\ers
The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren
Ollie’s Ski Trip by Elsa Beskow
The Longest Night by Marion Dane Bauer
Winter by Gerda Muller
The Hat by Jan Brett
Sleep Tight Farm by Eugenie Doyle
The Mitten by Jan Brett
A Warm Winter Tale by Carrie A Pearson
Red is Best by Kathy Stinson
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Goodnight Moon by Margaret A Brown
Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
Paths to Peace by Jane Breskin Zalben
Sky Sisters by Jan Bordeau Waboose
A Symphony of Whales by Steve Schuch

The Return of The Light: Twelve Tales From Around The World For Winter Solstice by Carolyn McVickar Edwards

Celebrating Christmas

The Nativity by Julie Vivas
Peter and Lotta’s Christmas by Elsa Beskow
Christmas in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren
The Legend of St Nicholas by Dandi Daley MacKall
Advent and Christmas Stories by Estelle Bryer and Janni Nicol
The Longest Night by Marion Dane Bauer
The Light in the Lantern: Stories for Advent by Georg Dreißig

Other Winter Holidays and Festivals

December’s Gift: An Interfaith Hanukah Story by Ashley Smith-Santos
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer Together for Kwanzaa Juwanda G Ford
Goodnight Stories from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad: Islamic Children’s Books on the Quran, the Hadith, and the Prophet Muhammad by Saniyasnain Khan
Lord Ganesha’s Feast of Laughter by Meera Uberoi

Adult Winter Reading

The Spiritual Background to Christian Festivals by Charles Kovacs The Family Virtues Guide: Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves by Linda Kavelin Popov
Living a Jewish Life, Updated and Revised Edition: Jewish Traditions, Customs, and Values for Today’s Families by Anita Diamant
Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism (New and Alternative Religions) by S. Zohreh Kermani
The Interfaith Prayer Book: New Expanded Edition by Ted Brownstein The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting by Shefali Tsabary

Other Seasonal Reading Lists from Whole Family Rhythms

Waldorf-Inspired Spring Reading List

Waldorf-Inspired Summer Reading List

Waldorf-Inspired Autumn Reading List

Waldorf-Inspired Winter Reading List

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Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.