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Sledding: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about sledding?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to sledding. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about sledding.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about sledding, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Hooray for Snow! to popular sellers like Red Sled to some of our favorite hidden gems like Max and Marla.

We hope this list of kids books about sledding can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Max and Marla
Written & illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Two fearless Olympians sled to victory in this delightful new picture book

Max and Marla are best friends. And aspiring Olympians! With their eyes on the prize, they know exactly what it’ll take to reach sledding success: preparation, practice and perseverance. So when rusty blades, strong winds and difficult slopes get in their way, Max and Marla realize true joy lies not in winning but in friendship. Obstacles turn into victories!

With delightful illustrations and charming text, Alexandra Boiger brings to life the story of two unstoppable pals—true Olympians who never give up!

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Dog on Wheels Goes Snowboarding
Written by Gillian McClure
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Dubbin flips off his wheels and Ta-da - his skateboard becomes a snowboard. Todd follows behind on a tray but there are frightening things along the way - can he and Dubbin deal with them? The latest in the irresistible Dog on Wheels series.

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Red Sled
Written & illustrated by Lita Judge
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

At night, a host of woodland creatures plays with a child’s red sled.

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Red Sled
Written & illustrated by Lita Judge
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-5

In this almost wordless story, a host of woodland creatures take a child’s sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor, complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, Red Sled is a wintertime favorite for parents and little ones alike.

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Sled for Gabo
Written by Emma Otheguy & illustrated by Ana Ramirez Gonzalez
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
The Snowy Day meets Last Stop on Market Street in this heartwarming classic in the making about a young boy who is in a new town and doesn't have much, but with the help of a loving community discovers the joys of his first snowy day.
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  • Bears in the Snow - Shrieks of joy ensue when Big Brown Bear devises a clever sled that can carry four bears in this quintessential winter adventure. Here’s a bright red sled On a snowy day. Where are the bears To come out and play? The little bears are ready to play in the snow. But — oh, no! Their sled is too small! It’s not as much fun to go sledding only two at a time, but what can they use to carry them all? Luckily, Big Brown Bear has an idea — and it starts with a belly flop!

  • Penny and Her Sled - Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s award-winning and bestselling mouse, Penny, stars in an irresistible story about anticipation, disappointment, and a brand-new sled. Told in five short chapters, Penny and Her Sled is perfect for reading alone, reading aloud, and sharing together. When Penny, a sweet and curious mouse, gets a new sled, she can’t wait to use it. But there’s one big problem–there’s no snow! Patiently, Penny waits and watches for the snow to appear. She puts on her scarf and hat. She sleeps with her mittens. Maybe if she’s ready, the snow will finally come. But day after day, the snow does not arrive. Finally, Penny decides she will use her sled for other things–it’s too wonderful not to! With a little imagination, the sled becomes a bridge for her glass animals to cross. It becomes a bed for her doll, Rose. It becomes a magic carpet that takes Penny and Rose on adventures all around the world. And as Penny waits for a snowfall that may never appear, she learns all about the power of patience, imagination, play . . . and spring! Told in five short chapters, and with an emphasis on family and patience, Penny and Her Sled is the perfect choice for emerging readers and for family sharing.—School Library Journal

  • Frankie Sparks and the Big Sled Challenge - Frankie Sparks uses her inventing skills to build the best sled ever in this third chapter book in the STEM inspired Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor series.

  • That Girl Lucy Moon - Lucy Moon is the kind of girl who loudly protests injustice and isn’t afraid to fight it. When she’s labeled a bad influence she begins to wonder if one person can really make a difference and questions the value of fighting against injustice.

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Hooray for Snow!
Written by Kazuo Iwamura
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-6

Beautiful illustrations bring a winter wonderland to life as three little squirrels try to convince Daddy to come out and play! Three squirrel children are ecstatic that it has snowed, but have a hard time pulling their sled, and an even harder time convincing Papa to come out in the cold and help them. Papa starts out shivering, but soon he is as warm as toast and having as much fun as the children.

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Pinkalicious and the Amazing Sled Run
Written & illustrated by Victoria Kann
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Readers can watch Pinkalicious and Peterrific on the funtastic PBS Kids TV series Pinkalicious & Peterrific!

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