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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Picture Book About Seasons: Winter


Blizzard by John Rocco

After a massive blizzard, a boy becomes a hero when he manages to walk to the local store and bring supplies back to his neighborhood which has been snowed in for days. Based on the author's childhood experience.

A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba

A winter's day is transformed from bleak to beautiful by warm friendship and a new perspective in a gentle story that encourages the appreciation and celebration of cozy pleasures and quiet joys.

Froggy Builds a Snowman by Jonathan London

It's Winter Carnival day, and Froggy can't wait to build a snowman. But school principal Mr. Mugwort says there is a lot to do first. Skating! Sledding! A snow fort! Finally it's time to build a snowman, but Froggy builds a snow dinosaur instead. And of course the day wouldn't be complete without a wild snowball fight.

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak

In a simple, cheerful conversation with nature, two young children witness how the season changes from autumn to winter.

Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle

It is December, and there are many things for the family to do around the farm to get it ready for winter.

The Snow Dancer by Addie K. Boswell

Young dancer Sofia wakes up to a quiet, white world-it's a snow day! She makes her way outside to the neighborhood park, where a field awaits her, white and shining and open. It isn't long before the rest of the neighborhood wakes its sleepy head-and the other kids make their way to the park, scattering all of Sofia's beautiful silence. But with the help of a new young friend, Sofia is ready to show everyone what a snow dancer can do on a perfect day like this.

Snow Days by Deborah Kerbel & Miki Sato

Rhyming couplets celebrate the varied aspects of snow from a preschooler's perspective. Mixed-media collage art shows small children engaging in a range of winter activities, including skating, throwing snowballs, and making snow angels. A final page shares age-appropriate information about snow.

Snow Globe Wishes by Erin Dealey

After the worst snowstorm of the year, a young girl wishes on a snow globe that everyone will come out to play and share a dream of peace.

A Thousand White Butterflies by Jessica Betancort Perez

Newly arrived from Colombia, Isabella's first day of school in the United States is cancelled because of snow and when Isabella notices a girl playing outside she makes a new friend, despite the language barrier.

Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes

Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings.

When the Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall by Jean Reidy

A child enjoys playing in snow with their family.

When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods by Aimee M. Bissonette

This story focuses on wildlife in winter and the joy of being outdoors during the winter months.

November 2021

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