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Five Favorite Snow Stories

Snowbound? Wishing you were? Here are some titles to enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate.

21469058Supertruck by Stephen Savage. Roaring Brook, 2015. 32 pages.

A humble garbage truck has a secret identity which saves the day and all the snowbound city trucks in this Caldecott honor winning title. If you have a child who loves trucks or superheroes, this is indispensable.

Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik. HarperCollins, 1992. 64 pages.

In the first story, “What Will Little Bear Wear?” Little Bear keeps asking Mother Bear for something warm so he can play in the snow until he realizes that all he really needs is a good fur coat.

833549Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel. HarperCollins, 1984. 64 pages.

In the last story titled “Christmas Eve,” Toad worries because Frog is late. He begins to fear that his best friend has fallen down a deep hole, is lost in the woods, or is being chased by a ferocious animal and prepares to rescue him.

34601Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan. Puffin, 2006. 208 pages.

Children on sleds attempt to sneak millions of dollars in gold bars past the scrutiny of Nazi soldiers in Norway during World War II. An irresistible adventure.

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins, 1961. 334 pages.

The Ingalls family survives six months of snow without electronic devices, hot chocolate, stacks of books, or even the basic necessities. Even if you’ve read this title before, read it again.

A year ago Betsy and I put together a winter storytime list. Check it out for more books, activities and a printable booklist!

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