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Winter Books for Little Kids

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While we adults may bemoan the horrid ten minutes every morning scraping the car off, kids get pretty darned excited as the gray of late-fall morphs into the bright whiteness of winter. Here are some books to help them celebrate, with ages between 2 and 8 represented.
Stella, Queen of the Snow

Stella, Queen of the Snow

edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook

Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award

Stella and her little brother, Sam, are spending the day playing in the snow. The forest, snowballs, snow angels and the mysterious white stuff itself provide fuel for Sam's questions and Stella's answers as they discover the world of winter together.

Exquisite, evocative watercolors bring a snowy day alive and make this a wonderful winter story. Gently humorous, the book also captures the relationship between an older sister and her little brother -- …

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Perfect Snow

Perfect Snow

illustrated by Barbara Reid
edition:Hardcover
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Barbara Reid delivers her most perfect story yet!

A perfect snow has fallen, and first-grader Scott and fourth-grader Jim have been daydreaming the morning away, making plans, doodling sketches of snowmen and snow forts, all in anticipation of recess and the endless possiblities of this perfect snow.

Barbara Reid uses her signature Plasticine style and blends it for the first time with ink wash panels to create a unique mixed media masterpiece. Drawing inspiration from the schoolyard of her own T …

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Kitten's Winter

Kitten's Winter

illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover eBook

Winter comes to Kitten's world, and the little calico leaves her cozy home for an afternoon of exploration and discovery. Kitten learns that even on a frosty day, animal life flourishes: a squirrel forages, an otter goes fishing and a woodpecker taps the side of a bare-limbed tree. At the same time, readers discover that for many animals, winter is a time of rest. Softly, Kitten treads past a burrowing turtle, a napping beaver and a hibernating bear. Told in rhyming couplets, Kitten's Winter is …

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Ready for Winter

Ready for Winter

edition:Hardcover

What am I going to wear? The question that diverts us all is first presented in the toddler years when the mastery of getting dressed is a triumph and opinions about clothing are emphatic.

These four board books illustrated by collage-artist Marthe Jocelyn are a unique tribute to the colors, textures, and patterns that make clothes a child’s favorite pastime.

Ready for Winter displays a full wardrobe, introducing lovely words like turtleneck and galoshes, and allowing even the very young reader …

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Knee High Nature: Winter

Knee High Nature: Winter

edition:Paperback

The Knee High Nature series is designed for children to use with adults. These books by Pat Wishart and Dianne Hayley blend scientific information with examples of how we experience nature in facts, stories, poems, games, crafts and pictures. These enjoyable books are filled with games and fun for adults who want to share the outdoors with children. A perfect resource for homes and classroom.

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Snowy Sports

Snowy Sports

Ready, Set, Play!
illustrated by Per-Henrik Gürth
edition:Hardcover
tagged : winter sports

It's a bright winter's day bursting with activity as this adorable cast of animal characters bundles up to skate, slide, sled, ski and more. The day begins with the friends dressing warmly for all the fun ahead. Over the course of an exhilarating day the friends take a twirl on the ice, pass the puck, slip and slide and zippity-zip down hills, half-pipes and tracks - ending up back home warming themselves by the fire with hot chocolate.

With a mix of competitive and non-competitive sports, the b …

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Snow Day

Snow Day

illustrated by Werner Zimmermann
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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The children woke up early this morning. They looked out the window to see millions of snowflakes drifting down. Everything was covered in a deep blanket of snow. Eagerly, they waited for the announcement, wondering if the snow was deep enough. Then the magic words came — SNOW DAY! Finding their friends already outside, the children play and play. They make snow angels with their dog, Mupps, and help the older neighbours shovel their walks. They play hockey and tag and make a snow fort. With s …

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Snow

Snow

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award

Snow falls all day. Snow falls all week. Snow falls all month!

Sammy's world is a blanket of white. As he clambers up the heaps and mountains of snow, he imagines what might lie beneath -- whales and seals, a black bear and her cubs, or could there be elves mining rubies and emeralds? Finally, the weather turns warm and the snow begins to melt, and Sammy finds a green surprise.

In this simple, atmospheric book, author Joan Clark and illustrator Kady MacD …

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