Friday, January 27, 2023
Jan. 27, 2023

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Check It Out: Charming picture books highlight snow


I saw a handful of snowflakes recently, and my 5-year-old self went, “Whee!” Then my actual age kicked in, and I thought, “Well, I sure hope I don’t have to drive in snow this season.” The thing is, I really cherish and encourage the younger perspective because, hello, we’re talking about snow! So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

A flurry of new-ish, snow-themed picture books are in the library’s collection, so here are my reading recommendations for little ones excited about the possibility of snow (building snowmen, making snow angels, catching snowflakes on your tongue!). Adults who understand the challenges of a snow event but who also appreciate the child-like wonder that comes from watching a beautiful, silent snowfall can derive joy from these charming picture books as well.

  • “How to Catch a Snowman” written by Adam Wallace, illustrated by Andy Elkerton.
  • “The Little Forest Keepers” written and illustrated by Mary Lundquist.
  • “Maisy’s Snowy Day” written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins.
  • “Snow Horses: A First Night Story” written by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Micha Archer.
  • “The Snowman” written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs.
  • “So Much Snow” written by Kristen Schroeder, illustrated by Sarah Jacoby.