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Snowed In

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 0 to 8
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: picture books
Cozy up with these winter and snow-themed picture books, perfect for reading together at home or in the classroom.

Showing 1-8 of 18 books

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Snow Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: seasons, weather, christmas & advent

First snow, surprise snow: Nature's sparkly magic showThe award-winning celebration of preschoolers and snow is now available as a board book!

For small children, snow is a wonder. It sparkles and glitters. It transforms the outside world. Every kind of snow brings its own magic. It invites snow angels, skating, fort-building, and snowballs. Even b …

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Song for the Snow

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: weather, music, fantasy & magic

Can a long-forgotten song bring the snow back to Freya’s town? A lyrical fable from award-winning creators Jon-Erik Lappano and Byron Eggenschwiler.

Freya has always loved the snow and the way it covers everything like powdered sugar. But the snow hasn’t come to her town for two winters, and she’s starting to forget what it looks and feels lik …

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The Big Blizzard

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Julia Ogina & Emily Jackson, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, weather, native canadian, siblings

Niaqualuk and Haugaaq live in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. There is a big blizzard coming! Haugaaq wishes she could play outside more, but Niaqualuk is excited about playing inside. See what fun things the sisters do all day as the blizzard howls outside.

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Snow Song

by A. K. Riley, illustrated by Dawn Lo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: winter sports, new experience, weather

An enchanting story told in rhythmic free verse of a young girl exploring the world on a wintry, snow-filled day.

This beautiful picture book uses rhythmic and sensory free verse to tell the story of a young girl exploring the outdoors on a wintry day. Everywhere she goes, the snow fills her with wonder and delight. There are fine pearls of snow, a …

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Snow Doves

by Nancy Hartry, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emigration & immigration, values & virtues, imagination & play

Sami has just arrived in a new country. The snow piled up outside his window is a mysterious and, frankly, chilly surprise! Joy, his new neighbor, does not speak his language, but that does not stop them from communicating as Joy helps Sami overcome his fears. The two new friends get bundled up against the cold, and Sami discovers the magic of play …

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In My Anaana's Amautik

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, stories in verse, native canadian, polar regions

"The far north has never felt so deliciously warm." ★Kirkus Reviews

 

"Readers will carry this gorgeous book close to their hearts." ★School Library Journal

 

"Just right for bedtime, it's an intimate tale that celebrates simple warmth and comfort."Publishers Weekly

 

Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik—the pouch …

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My Winter City

by James Gladstone, illustrated by Gary Clement
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: seasons, city & town life, winter sports

A boy, his father and their dog have a perfect day in a snowy city, illustrated by Governor General’s Literary Award winner Gary Clement.

A young boy wakes up in the early light of a winter morning, pulls on his boots and mittens, and steps out into the snowy city with his dad. They trudge through the snow, their dog bounding along beside them, th …

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Small in the City

by Sydney Smith
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: city & town life, pets, friendship

The first picture book that the award-winning Sydney Smith has both written and illustrated is a story about feeling small in the city — and finding your way home.

On a snowy day in a big city, a little boy hops off a streetcar and walks through downtown, between office buildings, through parks and down busy streets. Along the way, he provides hel …