Now that we have snow on the ground in central Iowa, here are a few books about snow to share with the young readers in your life. After you’re done building snow people and sledding down hills, snuggle up inside and read.
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs
Martin tells the story of Wilson Bentley who, as an amateur photographer in the late 1800s, perfected a technique to photograph individual snowflakes under high power magnification. Bentley’s photographs proved that no two snowflakes are alike. Snowflake Bentley won the 1999 Caldecott Medal.
Ken Libbrecht’s Field Guide to Snowflakes
This book features dozens of gorgeous snowflake photographs, as well as the science behind the composition of snowflakes and how to take your own snowflake photos.
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
This a picture book originally published in 1943. Tenacious Katy the beautiful red crawler tractor plows out the roads in the town of Geopolis after a major blizzard.
Footprints in the Snow by Cynthia Benjamin
A book that illustrates the footprints of a variety of animals, including a small girl and her grandmother, as they all make their way home in the snow.
I am Snow by Jean Marzollo
This easy reader contrasts the different forms of water and shows how to make easy six-sided paper snowflakes without a pattern.
No Two Alike by Keith Baker
We join a pair of curious red birds as they explore how everything everywhere is unique, but similar.