With December comes a shifting of focus - turning inward, anticipating the holidays, the snow. Now is an excellent time to request a slew of winter children’s books from your library. These selections will feed your child’s heart and imagination this season.
“Grandmother Winter” by Phyllis Root: All through the spring, summer and fall, Grandmother Winter tends her geese and gathers their feathers. Why? To bring snowfall, of course-snowfall as soft as feathers and bright as a winter moon.
“Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy” by Carl Sams: A delightful book of the animals and birds reaction to a snowman who suddenly appeared in their woods after a winter storm.
“Night Tree” by Eve Bunting: A family makes its annual visit to decorate an evergreen tree with food for the forest animals at Christmastime. An inspiring tradition!
“Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale” by Martin Waddell: My favorite retelling of the nativity story for little ones, this time from the perspective of the animals. Warm, exquisite illustrations!
“Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner: Snowmen at Night reveals a wonderful wintertime secret–when we are sleeping, the snowmen are out playing! A funny book told in rhyme.
“The Advent Storybook” by Antonie Schneider: This is what we’re using to mark each day until Christmas. 24 stories in all told by a mother about a little bear and his long, arduous journey to Bethlehem. This book illustrates virtues such as hope, generousity, and faith in a way that meets the young child. Lovely illustrations.
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