Tag Archives: winter

Before Morning

Luscious verse invokes a snow day while illustrations show a pilot going to work in the wee hours, the snow clogging her commute and the flights at the airport are all cancelled. She flags down a snowplow driver, who brings … Continue reading

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Cat Knit

Cat is perfectly happy with his friend, Yarn. But Girl wanted to play with yarn, too. “When Yarn returned, he wasn’t his usual bouncy self.” That’s because Yarn morphed into a sweater. Cat does not like Yarn anymore and goes … Continue reading


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Ice Caves of Leelanau

This visual feast captures the ice on the Great Lakes from Winter 2013-14, a year that resulted in 90% of the Great Lakes covered in ice. But the lakes weren’t just frozen, they were covered in caves, ice balls, pancake … Continue reading

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Mice On Ice

I like to post about all kinds of books. Mice on Ice by father/daughter team Ed and Rebecca Emberley is one of Holiday House’s “I Like to Read” line and is notable for its bright, wonky illustrations that more than make up … Continue reading

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The Longest Night

For those of you who see winter as endless, this quiet book with a legend feel is for you and your child. “The snow lies deep. The night is long and long. The stars are ice, the moon is frost, … Continue reading

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Red Is Best

A Canadian classic, Red Is Best by author Kathy Stinson and illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis, highlights the timeless struggle between what a child sees as important and what a parent sees. “My mom doesn’t understand about red,” our narrator states at … Continue reading

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Twelve Kinds of Ice

An ode to ice and all its wonder and wintertime fun, Twelve Kinds of Ice reminisces about the anticipation of skating on a homemade rink. First comes the ice in the pail, so thin it breaks when touched. The colder the … Continue reading

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