A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace LinA companion to the Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star! A heartwarming and tender picture book introducing readers to their first snow, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin. When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped! Little Snow loves the new big, soft bed Mommy made him for the long, cold winter nights. But Mommy says this bed is for sleeping, not jumping! What happens when he can't resist jump, jump, jumping on his new fluffy, bouncy bed? Bestselling and award-winning author Grace Lin artfully introduces young readers to their first snow through striking illustrations and heartwarming moments.
Call Number: PZ7.L644 Big 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-15
A Long Road on a Short Day by Gary D. Schmidt; Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator); Elizabeth StickneyA tender story of a father-son adventure with themes of community and kindness, in short chapters with vivid full-color illustrations, by bestseller and Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt and acclaimed artist Eugene Yelchin. In a story of perseverance and determination told with warmth and sparkling with humor, a short winter day finds Samuel and Papa walking a long road on Samuel's first trading trip. Meeting strangers, practicing good manners, and proud to be in Papa's company, Samuel watches and learns as Papa trades up from almost nothing to the milk cow Mama is yearning for. Simple text combines with vivid illustrations for a satisfying tale that will resonate with readers who enjoy an adventure with dad.
Call Number: PZ7.S3527 Lo 2020
Publication Date: 2020-11-10
Ant and Honey Bee: a Pair of Friends in Winter by Megan McDonald; G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)The funny, endearing insect pals find a way to be more than fair-weather friends in a second early chapter book from Megan McDonald and G. Brian Karas. Brrrr! The leaves are off the trees, and frost is on the ground. It's time for bugs to hunker down and hide out for the winter. But Ant isn't ready to hunker down. Ant isn't ready to be all by herself for months on end. The thought of a long chilly season without her best friend, Honey Bee, is enough to make Ant shiver with dread. Can Ant brave the cold for one last surprise visit before the snow flies? And will Honey Bee welcome an interruption of her peace and quiet? The author of the Judy Moody series teams up again with award-winning illustrator G. Brian Karas to show that true friends can weather whatever comes their way -- even if one is feeling antsy and the other has blissful hibernation in mind.
Call Number: PZ7.M478419 Pai 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
Bear Builds a House by Maxwell EatonBear's next project is her most ambitious one yet, she's going to build a house! But can she and her friends finish before winter sets in? The bear from Maxwell Eaton's Bear Goes Sugaring returns in this fascinating follow-up, and this time, she's going to build a house entirely from scratch! To do so, she'll need time, careful planning, sturdy materials, and a whole lot of help from. . . most of her friends. Readers will see a house built before their very eyes as they are guided through detailed descriptions of each step in the construction process, from site selection, to chopping trees to make wooden planks, to laying down foundations, insulation, and power and plumbing. Key to the process is Bear's attention to sustainable architecture, an excellent lesson for kids who want to learn about clean energy and sustainable planning. As in Bear Goes Sugaring, readers will love Maxwell Eaton's humorous approach to a serious subject and the antics and funny dialogue that Bear's animal cohorts contribute. A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Call Number: TH4811.5.E27 2022
Publication Date: 2022-02-01
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead; Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell... Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story? This endearing story of friendship and patience is a worthy companion to Philip and Erin Stead's last collaboration, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Bear Has a Story to Tell is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012. This title has Common Core connections.
Call Number: PZ7.S808566 Be 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson; Jane Chapman (Illustrator)One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests -- all of them having a party without him!
Call Number: PZ8.3 .W6976 Be 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre (By (photographer))Discover the wonderful world of snow with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll! With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre sheds sparkly new light on the wonders of snow. From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals' fur and feathers to the fascinating winter water cycle, this nonfiction picture book celebrates snowfall and the amazing science behind it.
Call Number: QC926.37 .S29 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
Big Snow by Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)While "helping" his mother with holiday housecleaning, a boy keeps a watchful eye on the progress of a winter storm. He's hoping for a big snow. A really big snow. Inside, he is underfoot, turning sheet-changing and tub-scrubbing into imaginary whiteouts. Outside, flakes are flying. But over the course of a long day (for Mom) the clouds seem slow on delivering a serious snowfall. Then comes a dreamy naptime adventure, marking just the beginning of high hopes coming true in this irresistable seasonal story.
Bramble and Maggie: Snow Day by Jessie Haas; Alison Friend (Illustrator)Bramble the horse and her devoted girl, Maggie, face a major snowstorm in their fourth adventure.The sky is white, the air is cold, and snowflakes are falling, tickling Bramble's back. By bedtime, Maggie and her family are ready for the storm: they've shopped for supplies, covered Bramble's hay with a tarp, and filled the bathtub with extra water. But Bramble is too excited to sleep; she wants to be out in the white, wild world. Luckily for Bramble, she has a shaggy coat to keep her warm. And luckily for Maggie and her family and friends, when morning comes, Bramble can help dig through the deep snow that has most of the neighbors stuck in their homes. Soon the snow day becomes a block party complete with marshmallows, cocoa, and lots of friends. Chapter-book readers of the horse-loving variety will relish the camaraderie and enjoy the equine exploits in this cozy wintertime tale.
Call Number: PZ7.H1129 Brs 2016
Publication Date: 2016-11-08
Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson; E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon. Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.
Call Number: PZ7.W868 Co 2004
Publication Date: 2004-10-07
Cornbread and Poppy by Matthew CordellCaldecott medalist Matthew Cordell debuts his first early reader series about two best friends who are as different from each other as can be. Cornbread LOVES planning. Poppy does not. Cornbread ADORES preparing. Poppy does not. Cornbread IS ready for winter. Poppy...is not. But Cornbread and Poppy are the best of friends, so when Poppy is left without any food for the long winter, Cornbread volunteers to help her out. Their search leads them up, up, up Holler Mountain, where these mice might find a new friend...and an old one. Celebrating both partnership and the value of what makes us individuals, young readers will find this classic odd-couple irresistible as they encounter relatable issues with humor and heart. Publishing simultaneously in hardcover and paperback.
Call Number: PZ7.C815343 Co 2022
Publication Date: 2022-01-04
Cozy by Jan Brett (Illustrator)A New York Times Bestseller! A group of clever animals find an unusual but warm and furry home during Alaska's long winter in Jan Brett's newest snowy adventure. Cozy is the softest musk ox in Alaska, with the warmest fur you ever did feel. When a storm hits while he's separated from his family, he starts to feel lonely-but not for long. As the snow piles up, animals start to notice just how warm and cozy Cozy really is! One mama lemming has a bright idea . . . maybe the best place to spend the winter is under Cozy's fur! As more and more animals burrow in, Cozy adds to the house rules- quiet voices, gentle thumping, claws to yourself, no biting, and no pouncing. That seems easy enough . . . until the lemmings, snowshoe hare, snowy owl, arctic fox, and wolverine begin to bicker. Luckily, signs of spring soon appear, and that means Cozy can find his herd and his new friends can head to their summer homes. But not before promising to get cozy with Cozy next year! Jan Brett brings a new lovable character to life through this gorgeous tale of sharing, friendship, and living in harmony. Snuggle up with all of Jan Brett's snowy treasures- The Mitten, The Hat, The Snowy Nap, The Three Snow Bears , and The Trouble With Trolls.
Call Number: PZ7.B7559 Cr 2020
Publication Date: 2020-10-20
Firefly July: a Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)Celebrated poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko pairs with Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet for a collection of short poems to sample and savor. It only takes a few words, if they’re the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons.
Call Number: PS586.3 .F525 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-11
Fox's Garden by Princesse Camcam (Created by)One snowy night, a fox loses its way, entering a village. Chased away by the grown ups, Fox takes shelter in a greenhouse. A little boy sees this from his window. Without hesitating, he brings a basket of food to the greenhouse, where he leaves it for the fox. His gift is noticed and the night becomes a garden of new life, nourished by compassion and kindness. Princesse Camcam's cut-paper illustrations, along with the beautiful lighting of the sets she creates, make the experience of looking at these illustrations both touching and transcendent. Their beauty and essential simplicity reflect the beauty of the story. The reader is left charmed by the fox and the child and thoughtful about the emotional lives of both humans and other creatures. Princesse Camcam was born in Paris in 1982 as Camille Garoche. Having spent her childhood in southwest France, she left to study the graphic arts at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Cergy. She created her first illustrated book in 2006 and has been living in Germany since 2007.
Call Number: PZ7.P936457 Rec 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Fox Versus Winter by Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)Fun-loving, mischievous Fox--the hilarious trickster character featured in Geisel Award-winning Fox the Tiger--goes up against a surprising foe! Fox does not like winter. None of his friends are around to play. He is bored and alone. Then Fox has an idea. If he cannot escape winter, he will fight it! Fox versus Winter is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child. Other Fox books include: Fox the Tiger, Fox Is Late, Fox and the Jumping Contest, and Fox and the Bike Ride.
Hush up and Hibernate by Sandra Markle; Howard McWilliam (Illustrator)2021 Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) Booklist Selection! Make bedtime bearable again with Hush Up and Hibernate--now available in paperback! Leaves are falling; a cold wind is blowing, geese are heading south. Clearly, winter is coming. It's time for black bears to do what they always do this time of year--hibernate. Kids will get a kick out of this romp of a tale about a black bear cub that finds every excuse imaginable to avoid the inevitable go-to-bed moment. Will Mama Bear finally win? Or will Baby Bear come up with the ultimate reason to skip going to sleep? "A lot of fun!" -- KIRKUS REVIEWS "Parents who struggle to get toddlers into bed will certainly appreciate poor Mama Bear's efforts to get Baby Bear ready to hibernate. Facts are seamlessly woven... as Baby runs through a litany of delay tactics." -- BOOKLIST "This award-winning author has a knack for using simple, fictional stories to keep the attention of young readers while slyly delivering facts about nonhuman animals...a lot of fun." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS STEM-based backmatter includes activities and Hibernators. Bears Yellow-Bellied Marmot Chipmunk Snapping Turtle Garter Snake About the Hush Up Series As natural as spring follows winter, children test limits. While children try to become independent, their words and behavior often say 'no.' Your child won't go to bed, doesn't go along for the ride, or may have a range of mealtime and other routine behaviors. The Hush Up Series gives parents and children a chance to laugh at themselves through universal parent/child struggles while learning a thing or two about our natural world along the way.
Call Number: PZ7.M3396 Hu 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-27
If Winter Comes, Tell It I'm Not Here by Simona Ciraolo (Illustrator)Despite dire predictions about winter, a child is smitten by the season's charms in this ode to living in the moment. Nothing is better than summer, with its joys of swimming every day and eating ice cream. One little boy's older sister tells him he'd better make the most of it, because summer is going to end soon. When winter comes, she assures him, it will be cold and dark, and the icy rain will turn to snow. They'll be stuck on the sofa for days and won't even dream of eating ice cream. . . . Simona Ciraolo's expressive illustrations belie the bleak forecast with images of glowing autumn leaves, cozy couch snuggles, wintry play, and sweet desserts. A celebration of the changing of the seasons, this inviting tale shows how much fun can be found around every sunny--or snowy--corner.
Mouse and Mole, a Winter Wonderland by Wong Herbert Yee (Illustrator)Yippee! It is a winter wonderland! What better day for Mouse and Mole to go sledding, whirl around on ice skates, and build snowmen together? But Mole does not want to go outside. Too cold! Too windy! He prefers to stay as snugas a bug in a rug inside his nice, warm bed. Mouse is lonely. Ice skating and sledding just aren't as fun for one. Then she gets an idea...a Sno-Mole might do the trick! Mole won't be needing his hat or scarf or mittens...or will he? Sometimes even best friends want to do different things. But at the end of a cold winter's day, it's nice to know that your best friend will be there waiting for you, with warm mittens and all.
Call Number: PZ7.Y3655 Mk 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-15
Mr. Putter and Tabby Hit the Slope by Cynthia Rylant; Arthur Howard (Illustrator)Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like winter. But when the snow is deep outside and there's nothing to do inside, even a cozy winter day can be a little slow. Not for long! When Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, pull two sleds out of the garage, the four friends head for the sledding slope for the wildest ride ever. Maybe winter is not so slow after all!
Call Number: PZ7.R982 Msf 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)Snug and warm, curled and furry, Old Bear sleeps. Red, orange, and brown leaves fly through the air, and it is snowing hard. Old Bear doesn't notice. Old Bear is dreaming about being a cub again. He is dreaming about the beauty of the world. He is dreaming of everything he loves about the forest that is his home. Turn the page and you will see!
Call Number: PZ7.H389 Okh 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-19
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost; Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes. There are more animals to find among the trees, and the kindly figure with his "promises to keep" exudes warmth as he stops to appreciate the quiet delights of winter. The handsome new vellum jacket will attract new and old fans as it evokes a frost-covered windowpane. This celebration of a season makes an ideal holiday gift for a child, a teacher, or a host. Robert Frost (1874-1963) is one of America's most celebrated poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Susan Jeffers is the illustrator of such distinguished picture books as Three Jovial Huntsmen, a Caldecott Honor Book; Rachel Field's Hitty; and the ABBY Award-winning Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, which was also a New York Times best-seller.
Call Number: PS3511.R94 S76 2001
Publication Date: 2001-09-24
Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs; Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)Working in an American primitive style animated by the humor and storytelling genius for which he is renowned, Caldecott Winner artist Paul O. Zelinsky puts oils to cherry and maple for this tall-tale competition between a Tennessee woods-woman extraordinaire and a hungry, fearsome bear.Thundering Tarnation has a bottomless appetite for settler's grub. When word goes out about a competition to hunt this four-legged forest of stubble, a young woman, second to none in buckskin bravery, signs up. "How about baking a pie, Angel?" the other hunters taunt. "I aim to," says Swamp Angel. "A bear pie."What follows is as witty a round of roughhousing as ever jostled the ranks of Americana. Anne Isaacs' original text unfolds in a crackling combination of irony, exaggeration, and bold image-making. Zelinsky's paintings respond with deft yet hilarious expressions, rhythmic shapes, and a sense of monumental motion, as benefits a heroine who can wield a tornado like a lasso, drink a lake dry, and snore down a forest. In the course of these grand shenanigans, the Great Smoky Mountains are stirred up, Montana's short-grass prairie laid down, and Thundering Tarnation's fate proves to have no less a reach than the starry heavens.Swamp Angel marks the debut of a promising new storyteller and adds to the tall-tale traditions a pictorial counterpart that will entertain and endure for a long time to come.
Call Number: PZ7.I762 Sw 1994
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
The Birchbark House by Louise ErdrichFor use in schools and libraries only. Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.
Call Number: PZ7 .E72554 Bi 1999
Publication Date: 1999-07-21
The Game of Silence by Louise ErdrichWinner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, The Game of Silence is the second novel in the critically acclaimed Birchbark House series by New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich. Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior. One day in 1850, Omakayas's island is visited by a group of mysterious people. From them, she learns that the chimookomanag, or white people, want Omakayas and her people to leave their island and move farther west. That day, Omakayas realizes that something so valuable, so important that she never knew she had it in the first place, could be in danger: Her way of life. Her home. The Birchbark House Series is the story of one Ojibwe family's journey through one hundred years in America. The New York Times Book Review raved about The Game of Silence: "Erdrich has created a world, fictional but real: absorbing, funny, serious and convincingly human."
Call Number: PZ7 .E72554 Gam 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-26
The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc (Created by)One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird. He does and the two become fast friends. Nevertheless, the bird departs with his flock the following autumn. What will become of Lion and what will become of their friendship? Note: some pages in this book are intentionally blank to represent snow. Marianne Dubuc received her degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec, Montreal. She has created many different kinds of books for readers of all ages. She is an internationally acclaimed illustrator whose work has been published by major publishers in fifteen countries.
Call Number: PZ7 .D85483 Li 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
The Mitten by Jan BrettIn this bestselling modern classic, a young boy's lost mitten leads to a charming snowy adventure. Jan Brett's beautiful retelling is a family favorite and the board book edition is the perfect gift for the youngest readers. When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax. As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki's snowy outing in the borders of each page. In her distinctive style, Jan Brett brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes. Jan Brett is also the creator of such wintery classics as The Hat, The Snowy Nap, The Three Snow Bears, The Animals' Santa, and The Night Before Christmas. This book is also available in Spanish, as El mitón. "Grandmother knits snow-white mittens that Nikki takes on an adventure. Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze." -The Horn Book
Publication Date: 1996-10-04
Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed; Barbara Mcclintock (Illustrator)"This is a joyful, spirited gem of a book, as bracing and glorious as a perfect stretch of ice." -Newbery Honor author Joyce Sidman With the first ice--a skim on a sheep pail so thin it breaks when touched--one family's winter begins in earnest. Next comes ice like panes of glass. And eventually, skating ice! Take a literary skate over field ice and streambed, through sleeping orchards and beyond. The first ice, the second ice, the third ice . . . perfect ice . . . the last ice . . . Twelve kinds of ice are carved into twenty nostalgic vignettes, illustrated in elegantly scratched detail by the award-winning Barbara McClintock.
Call Number: PZ7.O118 Twe 2012
Publication Date: 2012-11-06
Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart; Constance R. Bergum (Illustrator)A cozy look at the amazing ways animals behave and interact with their environments on a snowy day When snow falls, we go home where it is warm and safe. What about all those animals out there in the forests and fields? What do they do when snow blankets the ground? Award-winning science writer Melissa Stewart offers a lyrical tour of a variety of habitats, providing young readers with vivid glimpses of animals as they live out the winter beneath the snow and ice. Constance R. Bergum?s glowing watercolors perfectly capture the wonder and magic that can happen under the snow.
Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman; Rick Allen (Illustrator) In this outstanding picture book collection of poems by Newbery Honor-winning poet, Joyce Sidman (Song of the Water Boatman, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night), discover how animals stay alive in the wintertime and learn about their secret lives happening under the snow. Paired with stunning linoleum print illustrations by Rick Allen, that celebrate nature's beauty and power.
Call Number: PS3569.I295 A6 2014
Publication Date: 2014-11-04
Snow Horses by Patricia MacLachlan; Micha Archer (Illustrator)From Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan comes a cozy picture book of love, light, and community during New Year's and taking the past with us as we step into the future, brought to life with tender and intricate cut paper illustrations. On the very last evening before the new year, when the snow is falling soft and thick, two black horses wait for the jingle of their sled. As they ride about town, they will spread light to their beloved neighbors, bidding farewell to the last night--and saying hello to the first morning.