Sunday, January 9, 2011

winter book basket

:: In honor of the SNOW that is falling ::
The Long Winter
(an audio radio-show version)by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Winter Poems by Barbara Rogasky
...a variety of poems (Rachel Field, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Emily Dickinson) that celebrate Winter itself. I love it (and I'm NOT a poetry fan), and the illustrations are so cozy.

Treasures of The Snow by Patricia St. John
...the movie version of this is also wonderful!

Owl Moonby Jane Yolen
...A little girl and her father go Owling on a moonlit Winter night near their farm. A 'Living Nature Book,' so calm and perfect for quiet, snow-y days and evenings.

***Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby, The Mitten, The Hat, and The Three Snow Bears all in one Snowy Treasury ***

Snowflake Bentleyby Jacqueline Briggs
...a heartwarming picture book biography about the Vermont farmer who photographed snowflakes. Beautiful illustrations of wood block prints by Vermont artist, Mary Azarian (A Christmas Like Helen's, LOVE!).

And, of course, Sleepy Bears!