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Winter Break Audiobook Reading Recommendations

Categories: Audiobook Library, Blind or Visually Impaired, Parenting, Students

T'is the season for warm fluffy slippers, hot cocoa, and curling up with a good audio book. Students will enjoy these winter classics and have the opportunity to maintain their reading skills while out of school for the winter break.  Enjoy!

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: the Dance of the Realms by Calliiope Glass

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: the Dance of the Realms

Family Classic
With breathtaking painterly illustrations, a deeply enchanting story, and a foreword written by celebrated dancer Misty Copeland, this picture book brings The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to life in a brand-new way. As the adventure from the film jumps off of the screen and onto the page, a new generation of readers and fans will be drawn in and enchanted by the holiday spirit, the beauty of dance, and the magic of storytelling.

All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle

All You Need for a Snowman

Grade Level: 0-3
One small snowflake fluttering down-- That's all you need for a snowman. Or is it? In these pages, an exuberant crew is summoned to create a snowman of heroic proportions.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

Grade Level: 0-3
A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

The Night Before Christmas

Grade Level: 0-3
A beautifully illustrated version of Clement C Moore's well-known poem. an enchanting Christmas present for any young child. for ages 3 and up.

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Grade Level: 0-3
A traveler rids a village synagogue of goblins by outwitting them. A Caldecott Honor Book.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day

Grade Level: 0-3
Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow.

Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney

Little Red Riding Hood

Grade Level: 0-3
Pinkney's charming, masterfully-wrought illustrations--as warm and cozy as LIttle Red's cloak and as captivating as the clever wold himself--are sure to lure you into the heart of this treasured tale.

Blizzard by John Rocco


Grade Level: 0-3
Blizzard is based on John Rocco's childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island.

Dyslexia Rules by Makayla Halbower

Dyslexia Rules

Grade Level: 0-3
Dyslexia Rules! is written by 8-year-old Makayla Halbower about her life in 3rd grade with dyslexia.

When Sophie Gets Angry - Really Really Angry

Grade Level: 0-3
In this Caldecott-honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

Junie B. First Grader by Barbara Park

Junie B. First Grader

Grade Level: 1-4
It's holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of fun things to celebrate. Like making elf costumes! And singing joyful songs!

I Survived The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens 1980

Grade Level: 2-5
The newest book in the I Survived series will take readers into one of the most dramatic events in recent U.S. history where they will meet one of nature's most devastating forces.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Grade Level: 3-6
The newest book in the I Survived series will take readers into one of the most dramatic events in recent U.S. history where they will meet one of nature's most devastating forces.

The House without a Christmas Tree

Grade Level: 3-7
In 1946 a ten-year-old girl tries to understand and overcome her stern father's objections to having a Christmas tree in the house.

Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen

Brian's Winter

Grade Level: 5-7
Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Christmas Carol

Grade Level: All
The uplifting tale follows the mysterious and magical events that transform the miserly, miserable Ebenezer Scrooge into “as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man” as ever lived.

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