Nature Book List: January (Snow!)

Nature Book List- January

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.

The Secret Life of a Snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht – Discover the step by step journey of a snowflake, from how it is formed in the clouds all the way into the mitten of a child.

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino – So many questions about snow are answered in this book’s visual scientific exploration of snow.

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?

Snow (Weather Watchers) by Cassie Mayer – Learn all about the weather phenomenon, snow. Learn how it is formed, what is is made of, and why it is an important part of weather.

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.

The Snowflake: A water cycle story by Neil Waldman – Follow the journey of a single drop of water throughout the year.

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

Snowflakes in Photographs by W.A. Bentley – A selection of 72 of W.A. Bentley’s photographs of snowflakes that he took in his workshop in Jericho, Vermont.

Snow by Uri Shulevitz – A story of how no one thinks a few snowflakes will amount to anything, but a boy and his dog have faith the snow will amount to something spectacular.

The Big Snow by Berta Hader – The animals of the forest are ready for winter. When the owls see a rainbow around the moon, they are sure a big snow is on its way.

Happy reading! Stay tuned for more lesson and activity ideas related to exploring snow!


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