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Book Corner: Season’s Readings

Season’s Readings from your Library! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but when you’re pooped from all of the decorating, shopping, and party-going, settle in with a good book! Bring the family together to learn about different kinds of holidays and how animals, plants, and people make the best of the chilly winter season.

Snuggle up with your little ones and enjoy these picture books about winter and holidays!

A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson
Tortoise doesn’t like winter and wants to take a nap. However, all of his animal friends keep trying to get him to join in the winter fun. After discovering yet another quiet place to take a nap, Tortoise finds himself on an adventure that makes him think maybe winter isn’t as bad as he thought after all!

A Thing Called Snow by Yuval Zommer
Fox and Hare were born in the spring. When they happen upon a forest friend, they are told to get ready for the snow. However, Fox and Hare do not know what snow is, so they go through the forest asking all their forest friends to describe snow so
they can find it!

A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas by Philip Yates
For a fun twist on the traditional story, this pirate version is a fun holiday book. Check it out to see how pirates celebrate the holidays, beginning with a parrot in a palm tree!

Kevin’s Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard
Kevin is so excited to celebrate Kwanzaa. Join Kevin as he shows us how he prepares for Kwanzaa and teaches us how Kwanzaa began. He also shares why it is celebrated and all of the wonderful traditions of the holiday.

Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe
When one of Santa’s elves finds out that Jewish children don’t receive presents from Santa, even though they have been good, he decides to see what Hanukkah is all about. Once he discovers the wonders of the holiday, he shares his news with Santa and gets rewarded with a special task to make sure the Jewish children have a
joyous holiday.

How do animals prepare for the winter? Why do some trees lose their leaves while others stay green all winter long? Find out in these delightful, non-fiction children’s books!

Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter by Laura Purdie Salas
Follow this rhyming story as it highlights numerous animals and shows how they prepare for winter. In addition to the sweet story, each featured animal has a quick fact about their winter preparations or survival techniques.

Wonderful Winter: All Kinds of Winter Facts by Bruce Goldstone
Have you ever wondered what winter feels like, tastes like, sounds like, or maybe even why some trees lose their green color while others keep it all winter long? Well, this book is for you! It is filled with fun facts, vibrant pictures, and even some fun wintertime crafts.

While tweens and teens are enjoying holiday festivities and a well-deserved break from school, encourage them to read just for fun to add to the wonder of the winter season.

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
After agreeing to spend a year in the castle of a great white bear in exchange for riches for her family, a woodcutter’s daughter finds herself on a journey east of the Sun and west of the Moon to free the man she loves from a magic spell.

Hot Cocoa Hearts by Suzanne Nelson
Emery is sick of the holidays, especially her job as an elf at the mall, but maybe Alex can help her move past her bitterness and discover the sweetness of the season.

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