Thursday, January 17, 2013

Booking Through Thursday - Winter

It’s the depth of winter here where I live right now … what books do you like to read when it’s snowy and white? What books do you read to evoke a real feeling of winter (good or bad)?
It's funny, I suppose, but my thoughts immediately went to our favorite snow related picture books since I couldn't really come up with any adult books that I just "have" to read in the winter.

Each January, as we put away the Christmas themed books (we have many!), I get out the "snow" books. These are favorites that we only read on winter days or nights:
The Alvin Tresselt edition is our favorite version, although we have been known to check out a few others from the library.

My girls love stories about other girls - especially the kind whose names start with "I". (We don't have an Irene but we came very close to it.)

Don Freeman is a favorite author / illustrator around here.

A good one to read, hot cocoa in hand, after an afternoon outside in the snow.

I had this one when I was a child and I knew it was one we'd need to buy once we had kids. A much beloved favorite.

All my girls have loved this one. Great father-daughter book.

We have this one for those of our children who are too young to sit through the Little House in the Big Woods chapter book.

Little girls love this one at least as much as little boys do. Virginia Lee Burton is another "must own our own copies" author.

Probably our favorite, but it's really hard to choose. Read and re-read often during January & February around here. (Another Alvin Tresselt book)

If it were July or August and I really wanted to cool down, I'd read this book:
Brrr! I can hardly stand to read it in the actual winter, though.

How about you? What do you read in the winter or to evoke those snowy, wintery feelings?
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1 comment:

Amy said...

We love Katy and the Big Snow, too! I'm excited to check out your other suggestions.

A new one that we recently found and loved was "Cold Snap." I wrote about it here: http://sunlitpages.blogspot.com/2013/01/kidpages-cold-snap-by-eileen-spinelli.html

And I just barely finished "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow," which is a fairytale retelling. It definitely made me feel wintery!

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