Happy January! At the beginning of each month I put together a book list related to learning about nature that will be influenced by the season and natural wonders that occur during that month. This month’s book list will feature books related to snow. The books make great reads both in the classroom and at home. If you’re teaching a theme related to the snow, I suggest you check these out.
In many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, January is the perfect time to learn about snow, as winter is underway. The following books will share facts and information about the snow and snowflakes as well as inspire some play in the snow through beautiful stories. I hope you find the resources useful. Check them out from your local library, or click on the picture below the title to find out more information about the book and to follow a link for purchase.
Curious about Snow (Smithsonian) by Gina Shaw – Through full color photographs learn about all things snow – why is snow white? how do we know no two snowflakes are alike? what are the record setting snowfalls?
The Little Book of Snowflakes by Kenneth Libbrecht – This book offers beautiful and detailed pictures of snowflakes with descriptions explaining the science of the snowflake as well as snow-related quotes and poems.
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin – Learn the true story of how a boy in Vermont whose enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes led to the discovery that no two snowflakes are alike and are based on a hexagon crystal
Happy reading! Stay tuned for more lesson and activity ideas related to exploring snow!