Snow Day!!!

7 Feb

I’m home today. School is closed. I’m on the sofa with a dog on each side of me and life is good. I’m thinking about some of my favorite books related to snow.

I have vague memories of a primary teacher reading Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day to my class.

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My favorite part was, and still is, making the snow angels. images

The book was first published in 1962, but I think it still works.

If you are housebound for a long time, you might have time for Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials  series:  The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass.

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For Neil Gaiman fans, there is Odd and the Frost Giants, which draws on Viking history and  Norse mythology.

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Matthew J. Kirby’s  Icefall also has a Viking setting. Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig–along with her brother the crown prince, their older sister, and an army of restless warriors–anxiously awaits news of her father’s victory at battle. But as winter stretches on, and the unending ice refuses to break, terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst. Solveig must also embark on a journey to find her own path.

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What are some of your favorite snow related books?

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One Response to “Snow Day!!!”

  1. readingtothecore February 8, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    I agree, the snow angels are my favorite part of The Snow Day. Even though it’s not really about snow, I love Jane Yolen’s Owl Moon. Thanks for sharing!

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