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Winter Reading for Snowy Days

While watching the beginnings of some snowfall yesterday with a few families with young children, I noticed how mesmerized the kids were by the beautiful snowflakes.  This reminded me of one of our favorite winter books, Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.  It’s the story of Wilson A. Bentley, a man who loved taking photographs of snowflakes.  He’s fondly known as The Snowflake Man, and his own two books are filled with his amazing photographs:

Snowflakes in Photographs by W.A. Bentley

Snow Crystals by W. A. Bentley and W. J. Humphreys

While I’m thinking about all this snow, a winter reading list wouldn’t be complete without these favorites:

Winter Holiday (from the Swallows and Amazons series) by Arthur Ransome

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen

Winter: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur

Snow by Cynthia Rylant

Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days by Cynthia Rylant

Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan by Cynthia Rylant

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Winter Poems selected by Barbara Rogasky

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