Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Let It Snow!

Snow Lover's Tool Kit
Today's snow will be with us for a while (we're guessing July); so why not make the best of it? Here's a few suggestions for those who enjoy snow up close and personal or from afar...

Snow Play : How to Make Forts, Slides, Winter Campfires, plus the Coolest Loch Ness Monster and 21 Other Brrrilliant Projects in the Snow by Birgitta Ralston

Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast : 50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York by David Goodman

Snowboarding Skills : the Back-to-basics Essentials for all Levels by Cindy Kleh

The Snowflake : Winter's Secret Beauty by Libbrecht, Kenneth

It Happened in Connecticut by Diana Rosskin McCain (chapter on 1888 blizzard)

Crazy for the Storm : A Memoir of Survival
by Norman Ollestad

For Kids
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

Surf's Up

For skiers, check out Ski Central for a listing of CT's ski centers.