Friday, January 4, 2008

Books to Read on a Winter's Day

If it’s too cold to go outside, read a book! Here are some books about winter that we read in past Storytimes.

Berry, Lynne. Duck Skates. Follow five little ducks who skate, romp, and play in the snow.

Downing, Julie. White Snow, Blue Feather. A little girl goes for a walk in the woods where she finds a blue feather and can’t wait to give it to her mother who is waiting at home.

Seuling, Barbara. Winter Lullaby. What do animals do during the cold winter months? Read about bats sleeping in caverns to fish swimming deep in the lake where the water is warm.

Thompson, Lauren. Mouse’s First Snow. Join mouse on a winter day while he finds different ways to play in the snow with his father.

Wilson, Karma. Bear Snores On. On a cold night several animal friends find shelter in bear’s cave. While they have a party and share food bear continues to sleep. When he wakes up he feels like he missed out on the fun.

Brett, Jan. The Mitten. Read Brett’s version of an old Ukranian folktale about a boy named Nicki who loses a white mitten and the animals that find shelter in it.

Carr, Jan. Frozen Noses. Playing in the snow with friends is always fun! The children in this story make snowmen, throw snowballs, and go ice skating.

Denslow, Sharon Phillips. In the Snow. What do animals eat when it is cold? A child scatters seeds for the animals that live nearby. After a freshly fallen snow the animals come out to eat.

George, Kristine O’Connell. One Mitten. What can you do with one mitten? Help the girl find her other mitten so that she can go and play outside.

Henkes, Kevin. Oh! After a snowfall, children and animals go outside to play.

Schertle, Alice. All You Need for a Snowman. Children build two large snowmen. Follow along page by page as they list everything you need for a snowman.

Shulevitz, Uri. Snow. As snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them, and only a boy and his dog think that the snowfall will amount to anything.

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