Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thinking Snow

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, or Fair to Middling
We all have our favorite snow season stories : a crazy-tough drive home, a spectacular snow fort, a skier's paradise, a walk in snowflake silence, a comfort food meal, the best snowman ever, a fender-bender...

No matter what your take on snow season happens to be, we offer quick book lists with upbeat themes.

For Kids : New and Classic
A Perfect Day by Carin Berger
Snowbots by Aaron Reynolds
Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser
The Snow Day by Komako Sakai
It's Snowing! by Gail Gibbons
Henry Goes Skating by Brian Biggs
Bedtime for Bear by Brett Helquist
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
Snow by Uri Shulevitz
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Grandma Drove the Snowplow by Katie Clark

For Adults : Mix and Match the Wintry Reads
A few handy titles to pass snowy day time and/or plan for activities both this year and next.

The Winter Garden : Create a Garden That Shines Through the Forgotten Season by Val Bourne
Wonders of the Winter Landscape : Shrubs and Trees to Brighten the Cold Weather Garden by Vincent A. Simeone
Yule : A Celebration of Light and Warmth by Dorothy Morrison
Snow Play by Birgitta Ralston
The Winter Solstice : the Sacred Traditions of Christmas by John Matthews
The Winter Harvest Handbook : Year-round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman
Fireside Feasts and Snow Day Treats : Indulgent Comfort Food for Winter Eating and Entertaining by Valerie Aikman-Smith
Basic Illustrated : Winter Hiking and Camping by Molly Absolon
The History of the Snowman : From the Ice Age to the Flea Market by Bob Eckstein