Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Display: Chill Out With a Cool Book

Frozen Wild
By Jim Arnosky
Describes how some animals survive in frigid regions, including muskrats, walruses, and the Arctic fox.

The Three Snow Bears
By Jan Brett
Retells the story of Goldilocks, set in an Inuit village and featuring a family of polar bears.

Whale Snow
By Debby Dahl Edwardson
At the first whaling feast of the season, a young Inupiat boy learns about the importance of the bowhead whale to his people and their culture. Includes facts about Inupiats and the bowhead whale.

Winter Lights
By Anna Grossnickle Hines
Rich, luminous fabrics. Eleven miles of thread. An uncountable number of stitches. Clear, sparkling words. With these ingredients Anna Grossnickle Hines celebrates the lights that brighten the darkest season of our year. In poems and quilts she captures each heartening glow and flicker, from the moon and aurora borealis to the holiday lights of Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year to one lone candle and a hidden flashlight in the deep, dark night.

Snow School
By Sandra Markle
Twin snow leopard siblings survive their first year of life in Pakistan's Hindu Kush mountains by learning critical skills from their mother, including how to hunt, where to find shelter, and to stay away from humans.

Frosty the Snowman
By Steve Nelson
An illustrated version of the song in which a snowman comes to life and plays with the children who built him. Includes accompanying CD.

Counting on Snow
By Maxwell Newhouse
In this petite counting book, animals appear in the isolation and beauty of a snowy Arctic winter-- from ten crunching caribou down to one lonely moose.

By Cynthia Rylant
Celebrates the beauty of a snowfall and its happy effects on children.

Good Morning, Little Polar Bear
By Carol Votaw
Picture book featuring 13 cuddly Arctic animal babies as they begin their day. Adorable illustration and cheery, rhyming text show children what it's like to wake up in the Arctic.

A Snowflake Fell
By Laura Whipple
A collection of poems from various poets that illustrate the beauty of winter and the simple pleasures that can be found in the cold, snowy months.

Snow, Snow
By Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen's wintry, shivery poems are inspired by the stunning photographs of Jason Stemple, who has captured the images of snow in all its breathtaking beauty. After children enjoy these poems and pictures, they will look at snow in a different way --with their imaginations as well as your eyes. 

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