With a week like we’ve had, it’s hard to get snow off your mind. So this week, our Family Storytime at the library, which takes place every Sunday at 11:00 am, was all about snow. There are some really great stories about snow in the collection, and here are just a few of them.
Chaucer’s First Winter
by: Stephen Krensky / illustrated by Henry Cole
A curious young bear, who does not want to miss the delights of winter, skips his first hibernation to play in the snow, glide on the ice, and admire the glittering rows of icicles and snow-covered pine trees.
by: David A Johnson
A nearly wordless book in which a young boy, eager to reach a much-anticipated holiday party on time, listens to the sounds of the shovels, snow plow, and other equipment used to clear his way.
This story becomes extra run if you can get your listeners to join in and make the noises with you!
The Snow Globe Family
by: Jane O’Connor / illustrated by S.D. Schindler
Two families–a large one that lives in a house and the other a tiny one that lives in a snow globe, look forward to a big snowstorm.
My favourite part of this book is the way O’Connor describes what the little snow globe is eating.
White Snow, Bright Snow
by: Alvin R. Treselt / illustrated by Roger Duvoisin
When it begins to look, feel, and smell like snow, everyone prepares for a winter blizzard.
This is a classic book. It won the 1948 Caldecott, and it is still fun to read!
Snowy, Blowy Winter
by: Bob Raczka / illustrated by Judy Stead
The illustrations and simple rhyming text portray winter activities, from snowman-building, sledding, and sitting by a fire to feeding birds.
We ended out storytime with a fun snowman craft, but with a theme like snow, the possibilities are endless!