Snowy Thoughts

cover of Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser cover of The Reader by Amy Hest cover of Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant cover of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats I’m feeling all wintery this morning, with the dusting of snow happening outside the window. This seems like the perfect time to share some of my favorite snowy titles for reading together.  I’ll start with Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser, featuring an enterprising squirrel who decides to stay awake to witness the first snowflake.  Kids love to point out the squirrel’s errors in this quest.  With snow already on the ground, Amy Hest takes us on a satisfying snowy journey with The Reader.  I don’t think I’m giving too much away to say that hot chocolate is involved!  I’ve discovered that I have a soft spot for cut paper collage, and snowy titles are no different.  The amazing Christian Robinson shares his signature illustration style in Cynthia Rylant’s Little Penguins, as penguin siblings head out for fun in the snow.  I’ll finish with one of my all-time favorite books, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  (If you have visited the post office yet this season, you will notice that they are using images from this book for one of their stamp series!)  With cut paper collage, Keats tells the story of small child who ventures out in the snow for an adventure of his own.  May you have good snowy adventures of your own this season! –Elaine B.