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Winter is Here Books Greenwillow Books | Alder & Alouette
Winter is Here Books Greenwillow Books | Alder & Alouette

Winter is Here

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This picture book about winter celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of seasonal favorites When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall.

Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes's striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the winter season. Laura Dronzek's expressive paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter.

This is an engaging companion to the bestselling When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall. Winter Is Here is an ideal choice for story time, seasonal curriculums, and bedtime reading.



  • Written by Kevin Henkes and Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. 
  • Published by Greenwillow Book; October 30, 2018.
  • Age: 4 to 8 years
  • 0.3" H x 11.6" L x 9.5" W (0.96 lbs) 40 pages
  • Hardcover


Praise for Winter is Here 

"Another must-have seasonal picture book created through the amazing collaboration of Henkes and Dronzek. . . .The descriptive word choice is able to set the scene perfectly with so few words, and the soft illustrations match and enrich the text seamlessly. . . .Bundle up for this wonderful wintry tale of all the highs and lows that the season has to offer."--School Library Journal

"Acrylic paintings that spill off the pages set the scene through this book, an exploration of the long winter's season's juxtapositions. . .Winter's journey, difficult and serene as it may be, ends with the full-page color spread that is spring. The simple, lyrical text and rich, soft illustrations work together to provide the perfect, snuggle-under-the-covers storytime experience."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Have a warm cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a youngster and share Winter Is Here, a charmer by best-selling, award-winning Kevin Henkes. . . his poetic words [are] accompanied by soft artwork by Laura Dronzek. . . .The season's never looked or sounded better."--The Missourian