Books for Younger Students
All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle, Barbara
One small snowflake fluttering down--
That's all you need for a snowman.
Or is it? In these pages, an exuberant crew is summoned to create a
snowman of heroic proportions. Starting with the very first flake,
Alice Schertle's clever and energetic rhyming text details the steps
these little sculptors take to create a chilly chum. Barbara
Lavallee's bold and lively illustrations overflow with brisk winter
energy. Snow, colorful clothes, and a dash of the miraculous combine
to shape a winter experience that is both familiar and fantastic.
Big Snow by Berta Hader, Berta H. Hader (Illustrator)
Here, in many beautiful pictures, the Haders show how winter comes
to the woodland as the busy animals make their preparations
Bunny's First Snowflake by Monica Wellington
In this board book filled with vivid colors, an adorable bunny and
his forest friends busily prepare for the cold weather to come.
Late- fall reds and golds give way to wintry white as a soft blanket
of snow covers the forest, settling all but the happy bunny into a
quiet, cozy sleep.
Caillou Makes a Snowman by Roger Harvey, CINAR Animation
(Illustrator), Adapted by Nicole Nadeau
With the help of his friend Sarah, Caillou makes a snowman for the
Clifford's First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell
Not long ago, Clifford the Small Red Puppy experienced his first
autumn. Now he leaps into his first winter with fluffy white snow, a
sled ride, and exciting winter fun.
Dream Snow by Eric Carle
It's almost Christmas and it hasn't snowed yet. As the farmer naps
on his small farm, he dreams of being covered in a gentle blanket of
new snow. Then, one by one, he dreams of each of his five animals
(aptly named One, Two, Three, Four, and Five) being covered as well.
When he awakens, he discovers that real snow--not dream snow--has
fallen. And "Oh my! Oh my! I almost forgot," the farmer shouts, and,
bundling up, hurries out to his tree (named Tree) with a box and a
sack, looking remarkably familiar in his white beard and red suit.
After decorating Tree, the farmer shouts "Merry Christmas to all!"
and pushes a button for a surprise Yuletide jingle.
First Snow by Arnold Emily McCully, Emily Arnold McCully
The first snow has fallen. The children go sledding with Grandmother
and Grandfather. But at the top of the hill, who will go first? When
first published in 1985, Emily McCully brought to life the wordless
story of a little mouse who overcame her fears and discovered the
thrill of her first sled ride. This tale now features text for the
very first time along with new illustrations.
Froggy Gets Dressed (Froggy (Hardcover) by Jonathan London,
One morning Froggy wakes up and discovers snow--glorious snow! Of
course he immediately wants to frolic outside, but his sleepy mother
reminds him that frogs are supposed to sleep all winter. "Wake up
when the snow melts," she calls out from her cozy bed. But Froggy
insists. So off he goes after putting on his socks--"zoop," his
boots--"zup," his hat--"zat," and his scarf--"zwit." As soon as
Froggy gets outside his mother calls out to remind him to put on his
pants. This, as any child knows, means laboriously pulling off all
footwear. "Zwit, zat, zup, zut." Then he forgets his coat and it's
more "zut, znap, zum." And then--horror of horrors!--his mother
yells out in front of all his animal playmates, "Froggy, your
underwear!" (Which of course elicits giggles.) Ultimately, the on-
and off-again dressing is too exhausting for Froggy and he winds up
right back where he belongs.
the Snow Man Retold by Annie North Bedford, Corinne Malvern
Based on the beloved song of the same name, this colorfully
illustrated version of Frosty the Snow Man, told by Annie North
Bedford, is a sure delight for all ages. Who can resist the tale of
children enjoying the fun of building Frosty, when suddenly to their
astonishment, he comes alive! The children in the neighborhood have
never had a better winter of sledding, ice skating, and building
snow houses, until one day, a warm wind blows. What will happen to
Grandmother Winter by Phyllis Root, Beth Krommes (Illustrator
All through the spring, summer and fall, Grandmother Winter tends
her geese and gathers their feathers. Why? To bring snowfall, of
course-snowfall as soft as feathers and bright as a winter moon.
With a poetic text and distinctive scratchboard illustrations, this
book reveals that there is indeed magic and charm in our coldest
season. To the woodland and all of its creatures-from round mice
curling up and earthworms tunneling down to black bears burrowing
and children dreaming of snow angels and sleds-the arrival of winter
is, quite simply, a gift.
Here Comes the Snow (Hello Reader!, Level 1) by Angela Shelf
Medearis, Maxie Chambliss, Scholastic Books
Two children anxiously await the first snowfall, and then enjoy
making snow angels, snowballs, and a snowman before going inside for
cocoa. Large print and rhymes will help beginners read
independently. The cartoon illustrations provide additional interest
and keep the story moving in spite of the minimal text. A suitable
seasonal addition where easy readers are in demand
I Am Snow (Hello Reader Science Level 1) by Jean Marzollo,
Explains what snow is and what can be done with it. Includes
instructions for making a snowflake from paper.
It's Snowing! It's Snowing! by Jack Prelutsky
Seventeen poems about snowballs, ice skates, scarves, snowflakes,
and snowmen celebrate a child's delight in snow. "This seasonal romp
could shape classroom excitement come the first snow or raise
drooping spirits come the inevitable winter blahs."
Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel, Amy Cohr
(Editor), Nancy Winslow Parker (Illustrator)
A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.,
What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child?
Lots of noise!
Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the
animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in
the book-- look at the last page!
Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names
in children's education and children's illustrations. This
collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a
best-seller) shows two masters at their best.
A Redbook Children's Picture Book Award winner
Snip, Snip... Snow! by Nancy Poydar
As Sophie awaits the first snow, she makes her own snowflakes from
Snow (Caldecott Honor Book) by Uri Shulevitz (Illustrator
No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the
man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the
television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have
faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when
flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones
who know how to truly enjoy it. This playful depiction of a snowy
day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in
simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink
Snow (Ready-To-Read, Level 1) Marion Dane Bauer, John Wallace
Everyone loves snow! It's fun to play in and makes wonderful
snowmen. But where does snow come from? The answer is at your
fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of snow..
Snow by Roy McKie, P. D. Eastman, Philip D. Eastman
"Joyful verse relates the many ways to enjoy snow.
Snow Shapes: A Read-And-Do Book (Hello Reader Level 2) by
Minky and his friend Mouse provide instructions for making various
paper snowflakes, holiday flowers, and other crafts related to
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Pull on your mittens and head outside for a snowball day. Grab some
snow and start rolling. With a few found objects--like buttons and
fabric and seeds--and a little imagination, you can create a whole
family out of snow. Children will love poring over Lois Ehlertís
bold, funny illustrations and identifying the common (and not so
common) objects she uses to decorate her snowy family.
Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs
Martin, Mary Azarian (Illustrator)
The inspiring 1999 Caldecott Medal-winning biography of a Vermont
farm boy who grew up to become a world-famous expert on the
scientific secrets and ephemeral beauty of snowflakes. With great
patience (and tolerance for cold fingers) he was one of the first to
successfully photograph snowflakes.
Snowie Rolie (Rolie Polie Olie) by William Joyce
What wonders a snowy day can bring! Rolie Polie Olie, a cute little
arthropodish robot, often wishes for snow in his frost-free land.
One day his dream comes true--the sun blows a bulb and snow begins
to fall. Olie and his sister Zowie decide to build a buddy--named
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, Mark Buehner
Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his
grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have
moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This
delightful wintertime tale reveals all! Caralyn Buehner's witty,
imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life
of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner's
roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm. From the
highly successful team that created such winning titles as Fanny's
Dream, Snowmen at Night is fabulous, frosty, and fun!
The First Snowfall by Anne Rockwell, Harlow Rockwell
Snow falls and falls all through the night. And when morning comes,
it's time for fun! Watch the snowplows sweep the streets. Shovel
walkways through the snow. Build a snowman! Sled! Ski! There are so
many wonderful things to do in this magical snow-covered world!
The Snow Speaks by Nancy White Carlstrom, Jane Dyer
Captures the sights and sounds of the season's first snowfall,
leading up to the coming of Christmas
The Snowman by RAYMOND BRIGGS
A wordless story. The pictures have "the hazy softness of air in
snow. A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a
snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night. The experience
is one that neither he nor young 'readers' will ever regret or
There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! by Lucille
Colandro, Jared Lee (Illustrator)
This time, the old lady is swallowing everything from snow to a
pipe, some coal, a hat, and more! With rollicking, rhyming text and
funny illustrations, this lively version will appeal to young
readers. And this time, there is a surprise at the end no reader
will be able to guess!
Thomas Gets a Snowplow (Thomas and Friends Series) by Richard
Courtney (Illustrator), Based On Work by W. Awdry
Winter is coming and Thomas, being a small engine, needs to put on
his snowplow. Thomas hates his snowplow; he thinks it makes him look
funny, and when he has it on, the other, bigger engines tease him.
But Thomas saves the day when a big storm comes up and Toby is stuck
on his branch line.
The Tiny Snowflake by Arthur Ginolfi, Louise Reinoehl Max
In this endearing new book by Art Ginolfi, Lacy, the tiny snowflake,
searches for her special purpose in life. Carried through a quiet,
wintry night with gentle nudges from the wind, Lacy discovers that
God will make us all sparkle, if we only trust His will.
Through the soft words of Art Ginolfi and warm illustrations of
Louise Max, The Tiny Snowflake tells a story of hope and reassurance
for hearts of all ages
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin R. Tresselt, Roger Duvoisin
When it begins to look, feel, and smell like snow, everyone prepares
for a winter blizzard
Winter Eyes by Douglas Florian
Snowballs, ice skating,sledding! Frozen toes, icy slush,runny nose.
Well, winter's not all fun and games. But well-loved, best-selling
poet Douglas Florian will melt your doubts about Mother Nature's
chilly grip with twenty-eight winter-inspired poems accompanied by
his crisp, trademark watercolor illustrations. Young readers are
sure to warm up to the uniquely keen vision of this wholly original
volume. Whatever the time of year, Winter Eyes is just right for the
Books for Older Students
Extreme Machines on Ice and Snow by Patricia Armentrout, David
Extreme Machines on Ice and Snow Patricia Armentrout, David
Hoofprints in the Snow by Joanna Campbell, Karle Dickerson
Lyssa Hynde knows the Wyoming winters are cold, lonely, and
dangerous. But she wouldn't give them up for anything. There's
nothing she likes better than to gallop her three-day event horse,
Blue, through knee-high fresh powder.
One day when she's out for her morning ride, Lyssa follows a trail
of mysterious hoofprints that takes her high into the mountains.
Climbing a snowdrift, she and Blue set off an avalanche that
builds in forces as it heads straight for her ranch.
Will Lyssa make it home in time to warn her family and save the
other animals? Will she find the mystery horse that led her astray
in the first place?
Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales by Jane Drake, Ann
Love, Mark Thurman (Illustrator)
Jane Drake and Ann Love, the acclaimed authors of Cool Woods: A
Trip Around the World's Boreal Forest, explore the fascinating,
beautiful, and sometimes dangerous world of snow. They write about
snow as a habitat, the significance of snow on the environment,
snow's impact on the people and animals who live in it, and snow
stories and lore from around the world.
From the science of snow to the magic of a winter wonderland, this
book is a comprehensive must-read. Not only is the information
presented with clarity and brisk good humor, but with urgency. As
the polar ice cap melts, we are becoming aware of its critical
impact on all of the earth's living creatures.
Snow Watch: Experiments, Activities and Things to Do with Snow
Cheryl Archer, Pat Cupples (Illustrator)
Snowman in a Box: Everything You Need to Build Classic and Cool
Snow Creations Just Add Snow! Even Works in Sand! Nancy
Armstrong, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
Snowman in a Box has rolled into town just in time to beat your
winter blues with snow-stomping fun. This whimsical return to
childhood has everything you need to craft your classic snowman,
plus ingenious ideas for creative snow projects. Create a rockin'
snow Elvis, a briefcase-bearing, cell-phone toting snow executive,
and even your own Loch Ness Snow Monster, right in the confines of
your own backyard. It's clean, it's fun (yeah, it's a little wet),
and it's for everyone.
And once the snow melts and you want to head to the beach, don't
despair, we've even included tips for building these masterpieces
So go ahead, dig in. Climb into your warmest long johns, zip up,
and start packing snow. With our kit, your creation is sure to be
the most handsomely outfitted (not to mention envied) snowman on