With this last winter storm melting away, it seems like winter is on it’s way out. So before the snow is gone (until next year anyways!), I’d like to share some beautiful books about snow and winter.
Red Sled by Lita Judge. This book has fun pictures that will make children smile.It’s a wordless story that is told by pictures and sounds, but the story is still told in a clear and powerful way.
Snow Dog, Go Dog by Deborah Helligman, illustrated by Tim Bowers. The beautifully textured illustrations show the story of a dog who goes off just as the flurries of snow start.
Why is the Snow White? by Heinz Janisch and Silke Leffler. This book is perfect for the curious child who is forever asking “Why?”. The book tells an imaginative tale of how snow got it’s colour, with Father Snow finding a field of beautifully coloured flowers and in turn asking them to share some of their colour. This story would also be a great way to open up a discussion of sharing of yourself with others, selflessness and helping other people.
To end this post I have to include The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This has been a favourite of my since childhood and I have read and re-read it to many children over my years of working with children. It’s simple but evocative pictures bring you to a simple but lovely snowy day.