November 17, 2020 | marianne
Outside, the wind whistles; the temperature drops. You look skyward, and see the first white flakes of snow drifting gently towards the ground. It's the perfect time to curl up indoors with one of these wintry, snowy picture books listed below.
Sheltering in a cavern, Chirri and Chirra enjoy sweet treats, a game of marbles, soaking in a hot spring, and a comfortable rest in an igloo that is just the right size.
Friends gather outside to celebrate the first snowfall of the season with snowball fights, sledding, building igloos, drinking hot chocolate, and making the most of a windy, wintry day.
December 21, 2019 | Thorndyke
It's that time of year when I really love watching snow fall in the courtyard outside, hearing all of the friendly patrons going about their business, and then when everyone goes home, curling up with a cozy book of my own. Some of my favorite are in the Easy Reader collection, and include lots of winter fun and friends. Read on for some suggestions of wintery reads.
When the first snow of winter falls, Catina worries about all her plans for the day being ruined, so her friend Houndsley tries to help Catina let go of her worries and enjoy the quiet time of a snowy day.
December 23, 2018 | stenzell
Celebrate the winter and the holidays with the whole family with videos available through our online streaming services Hoopla and Kanopy.
January 30, 2017 | Thorndyke
In the winter months I like to dress in cozy clothes to keep warm. My favorite kind of warm weather clothes are the ones handmade by a favorite person, and some of my favorite stories to snuggle up with are about that cozy kind of creation. Read on for a list of a few knitting stories to share with a loved one. Don’t forget the fireplace and hot tea.
In this wordless picture book, Sheep goes to great lengths to surprise Giraffe with a lovely red sweater.
December 12, 2016 | strande
If you were snowed in and missed our Winter storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own chilly storytime for snowy weather. You can also catch this storytime via the Library's Facebook page.
A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle.
December 30, 2014 | ms.amelia
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London is the ultimate of cold weather checklists. Excited Froggy repeatedly gets called out of the snow and back into his house by his mother because he forgot to put on an important article of warm weather gear. But there are plenty more picture books highlighting all those extra layers you need to stay warm. Here's your own checklist of corresponding books.
The Hat by Jan Brett
While Jan Brett’s The Mitten is more well-known, don’t miss this equally entertaining story. Brett’s signature illustrations relay the trouble Hedgie the hedgehog faces when he gets stuck in a discovered hat.
The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth
Jim Aylesworth’s rhyming retelling of the tale is complemented by Barbara McClintock’s expressive characters.
December 18, 2014 | Boydl
Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen
He would have to find some way to protect himself, some weapon. The fire worked well when it was burning, but it had burned down. His hatchet and knife would have done nothing more than make the bear really angry -- something he did not like to think about -- and his bow was good only for smaller game. He had never tried to shoot anything bigger than a foolbird or rabbit with it and doubted that the bow would push the arrow deep enough to do anything but -- again -- make the bear really made.
He bundled in his bag that night, the end of the two weeks of warm weather. He kept putting wood on the fire, half afraid the bear would come back. All the while he tried to think of a solution.
But in reality, the bear was not his primary adversary. Nor was the wolf, nor any animal. Brian had become his own worst enemy because in all the business of hunting, fishing and surviving he had forgotten the primary rule: Always, "always" pay attention to what was happening. Everything in nature means something and he had missed the warnings that summer was ending, had in many ways already ended, and what was coming would be the most dangerous thing he had faced since the plane crashed.
December 11, 2014 | Boydl
Winter waits by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Greg Couch
Lynn Plourde, author of the best-selling picture book "Wild Child," reunites with acclaimed illustrator Greg Couch to continue the story of Nature's family with this exquisite book that captures the joy of a father-son relationship.
Winter lullaby by Barbara Seuling ; illustrated by Greg Newbold
As the natural world changes with winter's approach, young children worry about the creatures they see around them. Where do the ducks and other animals go? Will they find shelter from the cold? Will they be safe and warm? In Winter Lullaby, Barbara Seuling's reassuring, gentle verse and Greg Newbold's breathtaking paintings reveal what animals do to survive as winter takes hold.
Winter: an alphabet acrostic by Steven Schnur ; illustrated by Leslie Evans
November 23, 2014 | visnawj
Crafty kids can get in a winter groove on Tuesday, December 23, 2:00-3:00 PM by creating a Snowpal Mason Jar Decoration. Registration begins November 24. This program is for ages 7-12.