Has the blizzard of 2016 stranded you at home with young children? Hopefully you remembered to stock up on library books along with your milk and bread. If you didn't, don't despair. Here are five inexpensive kid's books that can turn a blizzard into a fun and engaging learning experience, all under five dollars! Start reading them now on Amazon Kindle by clicking on the book cover!
Random House: September, 2014.
It is one of the worst storms ever - the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope. Can Balto find his way through the terrible storm? Find out in this exciting true story!
Curious About Snow? (Smithsonian series) by Gina Shaw. Grosset & Dunlap: January, 2016.
When does it snow? Why is snow white? How do we know no two snowflakes are alike? (Hint: the proof is in the photographs, first made in the 1890s!) With full-color photographs and the Smithsonian’s famous Wilson Bentley snowflake photos, this new Curious About title looks at the science behind snow, and the history of record-setting blizzards and snowstorms—plus how people have fun in the snow!
Over and Under the Snow, by Kate Messner (Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal). Chronicle Books: December, 2012.
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow. Discover the wonder and activity that lies beneath winter s snowy landscape in this magical book. Plus, this is fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.
Snow Tracks, by Jean Craighead George. (Illus. by the author). Open Road Media Young Readers: August, 2011.
Chief Half-an-Ear, the oldest mouse in the woods, is being hunted by all the animals of the forest, who follow his tracks through the snow. But when they reach the end of his trail, none of the animals can find the little mouse chief. Then another hunter appears in the woods—this one on two legs, not four. He follows the tracks left by the weasel, the skunk, the raccoon, and the fox, but where the others found a dead end, the two-legged hunter finds just what he was hoping for. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. Originally published in 1958.
Albert Whitman & Company: December, 2010. Reprint.
When a terrible snowstorm hits the area, the Boxcar Children are trapped. To make matters worse, there's something very suspicious about their cabin. What are all those strange markings on the closet door? And what are all those strange noises the Boxcar Chldren hear in the night? Originally published in 1968.
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23 Jan 2016 9:13 AM
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