January Book Basket – winter & snow

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Here in Texas, winter is kind of a strange season. We will get some cold. Probably for about 2 days in February. Just kidding – kind of. We just got over a cold snap that was unusual. It lasted for about 2 weeks and we had many of those nights down in the 20s. I know – for a lot of you that is downright warm. For us, not so much! The worst part about it is that it did not include any snow. None. Nada. Zip.

I miss the snow. Now, just to be clear, I don’t want 4 months of snow. But, 4 days? That I would love! All that being said, we are focusing on winter and what is “supposed” to be winter weather this month. So, the book basket reflects that. Our titles this month are full of thoughts of wintery weather, even if our skies are not.

The Picture Books:

  • Special Gifts by Cynthia Rylant
  • This Is Figure Skating by Margaret Blackstone
  • I Am A Skater by Jane Feldman
  • Here Comes Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara
  • Lemonade In Winter by Emily Jenkins and G. Brian Karas
  • A Warm Winter Tail by Carrie A Pearson
  • The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Winter Poems selected by Barbara Rogasky
  • Quiet Bunny & Noisy Puppy by Lisa McCue
  • Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner
  • White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt
  • Snowmen At Work by Caralyn Buehner
  • Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • Red Sled by Lita Judge
  • It’s Snowing! by Gail Gibbons
  • The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader
  • Paddle-To-The-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling
  • Katy And The Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

The Chapter Books (I have not read all of these but have gotten the names from some trusted sources):

  • Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
  • Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
  • Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
  • The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen
  • Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
  • Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  • Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Winter books are so full of description and life and beauty. There is a treasure trove of language to soak up. That is the goal with so many of these – enjoy the language, learn the language, find the beauty of it all. We’ll be curled up with cozy blankets and books this month, pretending there is snow outside. At Home.

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