It's Chilly Out There

The temperature has dropped and it will be cooler for the next several days.  So, get your comforter, crawl into bed and read a few of these chilly tales.

 

Twelve Kinds of Ice  by Ellen Bryan Obed [Juvenile Fiction]

Twelve kinds of ice are carved into twenty nostalgic vignettes, illustrated in elegantly scratched detail by the award-winning Barbara McClintock. From the first ice, a thin skin on a bucket of water, through thickly-iced fields, streams, and gardens, a girl, her family, and friends anticipate and enjoy a winter of skating, ending with an ice show complete with costumes, refreshments, and clowns. This story will warm your heart.

Top 25 Hockey Skills, Tips, and Tricks  Jeff Savage. [Juvenile Non-fiction]

Hockey is the fastest team sport. Professional hockey players can skate up to thirty miles per hour and can shoot the puck more than a hundred miles per hour. Playing the game at that speed requires a lot of skill and practice on the ice. TOP 25 HOCKEY SKILLS, TIPS, AND TRICKS details the many important skills you need to know to become a great hockey player, including skating, passing, defense, and a powerful slap shot.

 

Eloise Skates! Lisa McClatchy  [Early Reader]

On a very cold, very snowy winter day, Nanny decides to take Eloise and Weenie ice-skating! But can dogs ice-skate?

 

 It's a Big World, Little Pig! Kristi Yamaguchi [Picture Book]

Poppy, the adorable, persistent, dreaming-big pig, has a new adventure in store for her: the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! Poppy is nervous about meeting so many new people in a new place. But, ever courageous and supported by her family (Emma, too!), Poppy embarks upon this exciting adventure head-on. She meets a snowboarding Panda, a Maltese who skies, and two fellow skaters, a Crane and a Kangaroo. Poppy begins to realize that although these animals look different, act different, and are from different places, they are all the same at heart. They all smile in the same language!