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Jump into the season with a book about snow!

The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

The First Day of Winter

by Denise Fleming

A cozy, cumulative book to warm a cold winter day Alive with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first ten days of winter bring special gifts for a special friend. This cumulative tale will have children chanting along as they discover all the trimmings needed for the most perfect snowman ever!

Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story

by David A. Johnson

Sweep, crunch, swoosh, scrape . . . All night long, snow falls silently, bringing forth a world blanketed in white-and a very noisy day. For at dawn’s light, machine, man, and child begin to dig out: first the big highway grader and snowplow, then the smaller town plow, a father’s snow blower, and a boy’s shovel . . . But will the streets get cleared in time? Spare poetry and elegant watercolor paintings cleverly bring to life this unique story of snow removal and the fun onomatopoeic sounds accompanying it.

Snowmen at Night

by Caralyn Buehner

Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you’ve wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all! Caralyn Buehner’s witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner’s roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm. From the highly successful team that created such winning titles as Fanny’s Dream, Snowmen at Night is fabulous, frosty, and fun!

Snowballs

by Lois Ehlert

Pull on your mittens and head outside with Lois Ehlert for a snowball day! Grab some snow and start rolling. With a few found objects, like buttons and fabric and seeds, and a little imagination, you can create a whole family out of snow. “Ehlert uses collages of cut paper and vibrant, textured objects to dazzling effect in her tribute to building a snowman–and snowgirl and snowcat. Her inventive designs extend the reader’s perspective and tweak the limits of the picture-book format.”– Publishers Weekly

Snow

by Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.

No Two Alike

by Keith Baker

Are two snowflakes just alike? Almost, almost–but not quite. Join a pair of curious birds as they explore how everything, everywhere is unique–from leaves and trees to forest friends of all shapes and sizes. It’s a sweet, snowy affirmation of how we’re all special.

First Snow

by Bernette Ford

Bundle up and follow Bunny and his brothers and sisters as they tiptoe out into the wonderous world of the first snow of winter. Everything looks new and fresh as chipmunk gathers pinecones and children build snowmen. Yet danger persists as well as owl swoops overhead. A simple but eloquent text and tender illustrations invite readers out into the night to explore the silent magic of snow.

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