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Out and About in the Snow

Out and About in the Snow

Try creative ways to have fun in snowy weather! Then go back inside, warm up, and learn more about snow from these entertaining information books.

Adventures In the Snow

Snow Play: How to Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires, Plus the Coolest Loch Ness Monster and 23 Other Brrrilliant Projects In the Snow, Birgitta Ralston, J736.94 Ralston

Lots of wild creatures to build, challenging games to play, and outrageous spaces to sculpt. Author Birgitta Ralston, a Europe-based designer, has imagined the most creative ways to play in the snow.

All About Snowman, Kathryn Clay, J 736.94 Clay

A simple, early reader informational book about how to build a snowman.

The Wild Weather Book: Loads of Things To Do Outside in Rain, Wind, and Snow, Fiona Danks, J 649.5 Danks

There are lots of fun things you can do outdoors even in the wildest, wettest, coldest, windiest weather! 

Winter Wonderland, Jill Esbaum, J 508.2 Esbaum

For children, this time of year is magical. The frosty air crackles with play and laughter. There is a sense of excitement as snow and cold weather make for outdoor adventures that are not possible any other time of year.

What Is Snow Anyway?

Curious About Snow, Gina Shaw, J 511.578

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!) Look at the science behind snow, and the history of record-setting blizzards and snowstorms plus how people have fun in the snow!

It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing!: Winter Poems, Jack Prelutsky, J 811.54 Prelutsk

A collection of short poems about winter from a favorite children’s poet.

Snowflake Bentley, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, J921 Bentley

A biography of the self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes to study their unique formations. Snowflake Bentley won the Caldecott Award for best illustrated picture book. 

Bundle Up and Go Outside This Winter

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the outdoors on snowy days. Every kind of weather brings fun new possibilities for creative play. And… is it true that no two snowflakes are the same? Go look closely! 

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