While we adults may bemoan the horrid ten minutes every morning scraping the car off, kids get pretty darned excited as the gray of late-fall morphs into the bright whiteness of winter. Here are some books to help them celebrate, with ages between 2 and 8 represented.
Books to help kids of all ages deal with the all-too-persistent problem of bullying. The list starts with non-fiction, moves to elementary, and then hits the YA scene. Many are award-winners or otherwise critically acclaimed. See the blog post on which the list is based at: http://49thshelf.com/Blog/2012/11/13/Bullies-Beware-Kids-and-YA-Books-for-Bullying-Awareness-Week
Kids, especially when they reach eight and older, can get pretty fascinated and all-consumed by certain topics—or bothered by social ills they see around them or that are affecting them. Here's a list that may have a book on it for a certain someone you know.
Parents need a few cards up their sleeves when it comes to holidays and kids, especially holidays and kids and cold, snowy days and nights. This list of Canadian craft and activity books will suit every age, kid, and passion. From Christmas crafts to stenciling, from birdfeeder-making to star gazing, and from science experiments to outdoor fun, this list might just ensure your holiday isn't an endurance test but rather an honest-to-goodness good time.