Whether we are doing school or having a laid-back day around the house, we are a family that reads a lot of books. We love them!
Living books have a beautiful way of teaching that I have found in no other method. My children literally soak up the pages.
What a joy to watch!
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Even though it hasn’t snowed here in North Carolina (yet!), my girls and I have been reading quite a bit about snow.
We started with Katy and the Big Snow, and things just exploded from there. 🙂
If you’re looking for a few children’s books on snow, make sure you check these out from your library. They’re fantastic!
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin was a total surprise! My girls thought for sure that they weren’t going to be interested in a man who loved taking pictures of snow.
Boy, were they pleasantly surprised!
Snowflake Bentley was a fascinating look at the tedious task of photographing snow. Mr. Bentley made his passion for snow his life’s work.
We had many themes to discuss in this interesting read: work ethic, different types of jobs in the community, the financial sacrifice of Bentley’s parents, why following our passions doesn’t always make us lots of money, the joy of simple pleasures.
This book is a must-read!
Snow Sounds by David Johnson is such a neat change of pace!
Instead of an ample amount of text on each page to tell the story, you’ll find just a few describing words for each scene.
All in the style of onomatopoeia! So fun!
I let my younger girls – 5 and 4 – “read” me the story using the pictures and I read the actual text.
This was a favorite!
Snow is Falling
This particular series never disappoints – the text is simple, yet thorough and the illustrations are right on target.
Snow is Falling focuses on the helpful aspects of snow (protecting animals and plants underneath) as well as the more harmful effects of snow (blizzards, etc.)
Sprinkled throughout the books are interesting facts about snow that really appealed to my girls.
Cynthia Rylant’s Snow also topped the list of snow books!
Snow is a fun read that explores the feelings associated with a snow day – getting out of school or work early, making snow angels, and more!
It was enjoyable to compare our own feelings about snow days compared to the characters in the book.
The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story
The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story is a month-by-month look at the journey of a single water drop.
While most of us are familiar with the simple line drawing of the water cycle, the illustrations and story make that line drawing come alive!
The end of the book offers a thought-provoking look at how the snow flake that fell on our mitten might have been water that Abraham Lincoln used to scrub his hands!
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino is another interesting look at the water cycle and how snow fits into that cycle.
Detailed pictures are given to explore the actual formation of a snow crystal. Fascinating!!
The detailed photographs of snow crystals in this book can only be attributed to the pioneering work of Snowflake Bentley!
This book was better suited for my older girls (5 and 7 years old).
Winter Printables and Worksheets
While reading these books about snow, you might also be interested in:
♥ Winter Picture Writing Prompts
What books about snow are you reading this winter? I’m always looking for new books, so please leave your favorites in the comments!
Make sure you don’t miss these Winter Printables!