The children’s librarian at my local library shared a tip with me yesterday, if you are getting sick of holiday crowds stop by the library, it gets very quiet as everywhere else gets insane. Here are a few winter books I found at the library yesterday. They make you feel like you are reading in a winter wonderland.
“The Lonesome Polar Bear” by Jane Cabrera is a cute little book about a little polar who’s only friends are a snow cloud and snow animals that keep melting away. The book has a cute message about not giving up hope and to keep trying to make friends, a lesson that is worthwhile for everyone. The illustrations are very cute and my son loved it!
“It’s Snowing!” by Olivier Dunrea is a beautiful book. I’ve read it twice in a row because I just loved the magical flow of it and the stunning artwork. My son was not too interested which doesn’t surprise me. The story is slow and I should have introduced it at bedtime for someone as young as he is. It is definitely worth a look though! I am looking forward to reading this again when my son can sit a little longer and is interested in something other than bulldozers and dump trucks.
“Stella: Queen Of The Snow” by Marie-Louise Gay is my kind of book. If I were to quote all my favorite bits of this book I would write out most of it. I just love the writing, it’s simple but doesn’t talk down to the reader. The characters are sweet but not saccharine and I love how inquisitive Sam is. Stella is a know it all but not bratty about it at all! Sam has never seen snow before and Stella tells him all about it as they explore the first snowfall of the year.
What winter themed books make you feel like you are reading in a winter wonderland? Comment below or share on my Facebook page!
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