Now it is Winter


Christmas and Hanukkah are over, but winter has actually just started. Even though we don’t usually get snow here, there are lots of good books about wintertime which can fuel the imagination. One fairly new one is Kitten’s Winter by Eugenie Fernandes. The look on kitten’s face as she slips and slides across the ice is hilarious. Of course, the classic (and Caldecott medal winner) The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats should not be missed. 

Other winter favorites:

Millions of Snowflakes by Mary Siddals - counting snowflakes as they fall

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert - from the master of collage and mixed media picture books, a story of a family of snowmen

Under my hood I have a hat by Karla Kuskin illus. by Fumi Kosaka - a cute story about getting dressed to be out in the cold weather

Tracks in the snow by Wong Herbert  Yee - a little girls tries to figure out who has made the tracks she finds in the snow

Snow Snow Snow by Lee Harper - the thrill of sledding

 Maple Syrup Season by Ann Purmell - a family taps the stand of maple trees for sap and makes syrup 

 Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Martin, the true story of Wilson Bentley, who photographed snowflakes to study them (and also a Caldecott winner) 



Thrilled that your booklist

Thrilled that your booklist included "The Snowy Day," by Ezra Jack Keats. I just read it this week in storytime and the children loved it. A true Children's classic that every child should read.