Snowy Reads

Since it looks like we’re going to get off relatively easy this winter in the weather department, it seems prudent to take a day like today, where there is actually snow in the forecast, to take a moment to acknowledge some favorite snowy reads.

For kids:
Ezra Jack Keats – The Snowy Day
For 51 years, readers have been enchanted with Peter’s snowy adventure around his town in this Caldecott winner
Snowball Fight by Jimmy Fallon
In the late night talk-show host and comedian’s snowy story, even the most rambunctious reader will enjoy the rhythmic repetition of “snowball, snowball, snowball fight!”
Snow by Uri Shulevitz
Mr. Shulevitz is a long-time favortie of mine, and in this gentle and beautiful story, the essence of the magic a snowfall holds for children is elegantly captured.

For Pre-teens and Teens:
Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald
Three friends who live in the same New York City Apartment building find themselves snowbound, with their school Valentine’s day plans gone awry by the blizzard outside.
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
This snowy tale based on a Nordic legend will satisfy readers of fantasy and fairy tales, and will remind readers that things are not always what they seem.
When the Snow Fell by Henning Mankell
14-year-old Joel marks the beginning of his new year with the first snowfall every year, and his resolutions this Novemeber begin to launch him along the road to adulthood.

For grownups:
Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
This is a favorite snowy day read of mine; the story tells the tale of a collection of loosely connected acquaintances who find them sharing a house in Scotland in the midst of the winter solstice, and the joy they come to find even after the heartache life has dealt to each of them.
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
This tale, at once romantic and heartbreaking, is set in America’s Northwest during World War II amid the era of Japanese Internment Camps.
Deception Point by Dan Brown
The story opens in the Arctic, where NASA has made an amazing discovery deep in the ice, which may well prove that life on other planets does exist. Of course, as with any book by Dan Brown, the story takes many twists and turns as forces are at work to try and cover up the truth.


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