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Winter

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The Biggest, Best Snowman
by Margery Cuyler
Nell is told by her BIG sisters and her mother that she is too small to help out, but everyone, including Nell, feels differently after her forest friends give her the confidence to build a large snowman. 
Chaucer's First Winter
by Stephen Krensky
A curious young bear, who does not want to miss the delights of winter, skips his first hibernation to play in the snow, glide on the ice, and admire the glittering rows of icicles and snow-covered pine trees. 
Counting on Snow
by Maxwell Newhouse
In this petite counting book, animals appear in the isolation and beauty of a snowy Arctic winter-- from ten crunching caribou down to one lonely moose. 
The First Day of Winter
by Denise Fleming
A snowman comes alive as the child building it adds pieces during the first ten days of winter. 
Here Comes Jack Frost
by Kazuno Kohara
One cold morning, a lonely boy wishes for something to do. Then someone comes to play who knows what winter is all about. 
A Kitten Tale
by Eric Rohmann
As four kittens who have never seen winter watch the seasons pass, three of them declare the reasons they will dislike snow when it arrives, while the fourth cannot wait to experience it for himself. 
No Two Alike
by Keith Baker
Follows a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey through a winter landscape, where everything everywhere, from branches and leaves to forests full of trees, is unique. 
Perfect Snow
by Barbara Reid
On the first snow of the season, Jim and Scott and their classmates build an enormous snowman fort. 
Snow
by Manya Stojic
As snow approaches and begins to fall, Moose, Bear, Fox, and other forest creatures prepare for winter. 
The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. 
Time to Sleep
by Denise Fleming
When Bear notices that winter is nearly here he hurries to tell Snail, after which each animal tells another until finally the already sleeping Bear is awakened in his den with the news. 
When It Starts to Snow
by Phillis Gershator
Various animals tell what they do and where they go when it starts to snow. 
Winter Trees
by Carole Gerber
Young readers join a boy and his dog as they use their sense of sightand touch to identify seven common trees in the snow covered forest. Additional information about trees and their life cycles included. 

Nonfiction

Explore Winter!
by Maxine Anderson
Young readers become scientists in the field when this activity book sends them off to answer the question "Why do we have winter?" with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. 
It's Snowy Today
by Kristin Sterling
Snow swoops and swirls. It drifts from the sky and blankets the ground. People bundle up by roaring fires. Animals snuggle together to stay warm. What else happens when the weather is snowy? Read this book to find out! 
The Kids' Winter Fun Book: Homespun Adventures for Family Fun
by Claire Gillman
This book will inspire every member of the family to take part in a wondrous variety of cold-weather activities. They include fun and play in the snow and ice, as well as directions for crafts, games, and pastimes that readers can enjoy while sitting near a cozy fireplace. 
Over and Under the Snow
by Kate Messner
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow. Discover the wonder and activity that lies beneath winter's snowy landscape in this magical book. 
Someone Walks By: the Wonders of Winter Wildlife
by Polly Carlson-Voiles
Describes how forest animals spend the winter. 

Young Readers

Annie and Snowball and the Wintry Freeze
by Cynthia Rylant
Annie and her cousin Henry, along with Henry's dog Mudge and Annie's rabbit Snowball, enjoy a sparkling, wintry ice storm. 
Gooney Bird on the Map
by Lois Lowry
When her second-grade classmates are envious of the three students who are going away on winter vacation, the creative and ingenious Gooney Bird Greene thinks of a geography activity to cheer them all up. 
Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time
by James Howe
Houndsley loves the quiet of the first snow of winter, but Catina does not enjoy being snowed in. What about all her plans for the day? With pretending, books, games, creativity, and some time to dream, Houndsley helps Catina let go of her worries and enjoy the snowy day. 
Mouse and Mole, a Winter Wonderland
by Wong Herbert Yee
Best friends Mouse and Mole enjoy playing in the snow with Sno-Mouse and Sno-Mole, two more best friends. 
Poppleton in Winter
by Cynthia Rylant
Poppleton the pig makes a new friend after an icicle accident, creates a bust of Cherry Sue, and gets a wintry birthday surprise from his pals. 
Ready, Set, Snow!
by Abby Klein
When the first grade has a Winter Olympics contest, Freddy helps his class win--and shows good sportsmanship at the same time. 
Snow Trucking
by Jon Scieszka
On a snow day, all the trucks go out to play. 
Underpants on My Head
by Jessica Harper
When Cleo and her family go on vacation, they experience a freak August snow storm while hiking on Mt. Baldy. 
Winter of the Ice Wizard
by Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie are joined by Teddy and Kathleen as they travel to the snowy Land-Behind-the-Clouds, where they search for the eye of the Ice Wizard and attempt to help Merlin and Morgan. 
Zack's Alligator and the First Snow
by Shirley Mozelle
Zack and his alligator keychain that grows into a fun-loving, full-sized alligator when it gets wet, enjoy the day playing in the snow, ice-fishing, and sledding. 

Middle Readers

The Case of the Snowboarding Superstar
by James Preller
Jigsaw Jones tries to find a missing good luck charm while on a winter vacation. 
Dangerous Crossing: the Revolutionary Voyage of John and John Quincy Adams
by Stephen Krensky
In 1778, ten-year-old Johnny Adams and his father make a dangerous mid-winter voyage from Massachusetts to Paris in hopes of gaining support for the colonies during the American Revolution. 
Dragons Don't Throw Snowballs
by Debbie Dadey
The Bailey School kids investigate to see if a mad scientist can turn a snow sculpture into a real dragon. 
The Intrepid Canadian Expedition
by Sara Pennypacker
While acting as a snowboard, Stanley Lambchop gets carried away by a strong wind, sending him and his new friend Nick on a cross-country Canadian adventure. 
Mia
by Laurence Yep
Mia has grown up playing ice hockey with her three older brothers and has the skills she needs to become a star hockey player. But she's tired of skating in her brothers' shadows and has decided to pursue her passion for figure skating instead. With the help of a new coach, Mia finds out whether she has what it takes to grow and compete as a figure skater. 
Oh Say, I Can't See
by Jon Scieszka
After arriving in Pennsylvania during the winter of 1776, time travelers Joe, Fred, and Samantha inspire General George Washington, "the man on the one dollar bill," to carry out a surprise attack on Hessian troops in Trenton, New Jersey, that will change the course of the Revolutionary War. 
Pee Wee and Plush
by Johanna Hurwitz
Pee Wee the guinea pig and his friend Lexi the squirrel help a new guinea pig adjust to life in the wilds of New York City's Central Park, but are unsure what to do about the approach of winter. 
A Redwall Winter's Tale
by Brian Jacques
Funloving Bungo the molebabe and his friend Tubspike the hedgehog maid welcome a traveling troupe that visits Redwall Abbey to celebrate the coming of Snowbadger, the Lord of Wintertide. 

Older Readers

Because of Mr. Terupt
by Rob Buyea
Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt. 
Cabin Fever
by Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays? 
The Deep Freeze of Bartholomew Tullock
by Alex Williams
In a land of never-ending snow, Rufus Breeze and his mother must protect the family home from being seized by tyrant Bartholomew Tullock, while sister Madeline and her father, an inventor of fans that are now useless, join forces with a ne'er-do-well adventurer and his blue-haired terrier, hoping to make some money. 
Dump Trucks and Dogsleds: I'm on My Way, Mom!
by Henry Winkler
Hank's mother's baby is coming early, but Hank, his sister, and their father are trapped in a snowstorm in Vermont and in order to get home they use any means necessary. 
Icefall
by Matthew Kirby
Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst. 
The White Gates
by Bonnie Ramthun
When his mother becomes the doctor in Snow Park, Colorado, twelve-year-old Tor learns of a curse placed on the town's doctors many years before by an eccentric Ute woman, but suspects that a modern-day villain is hiding behind that curse. 
The Winter of Red Snow: the Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart
by Kristina Gregory
Eleven-year-old Abigail presents a diary account of life in Valley Forge from December 1777 to July 1778 as General Washington prepares his troops to fight the British. 
Wolf Storm
by Dee Garretson
Three young actors shooting a movie in the snow-covered Carpathian Mountains are separated from base camp by a terrible blizzard and come face-to-face with a pack of hungry wolves. 
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