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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

December 2008


Here are some winter-themed books to get you through the coldest days.

Curl up with a blanket, some hot cocoa, and, of course, someone to read to.


Take a look:



Dream Snow

Dream Snow

written and illustrated by Eric Carle


Family favorite Eric Carle has created a winter story with a very special ending for Farmer, his five animal friends, and Tree. You can just feel the crisp cool air and the magic of the first snow of the year by the end of the story.




Winter Is the Warmest Season

Winter Is the Warmest Season

written and illustrated by Lauren Stringer



Winter? Cold? It's all in the way you look at things: Puffy warm jackets, gloves and boots, hot baths, hissing radiators, fires in fireplaces, hot chocolate, grilled cheese, animals asleep under thick blankets of snow, warm-footed pajamas, longer lasting books, and warmer hugs all are part of the argument that winter is warmest!


-Mrs. K.





Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America

by Jim Murphy


In 1888, when long-range forecasts did not exist, the skies turned gray, snow began to fall, and a howling white monster storm struck the Northeast corridor from Maine to Virginia. This is the riveting story of a region brought to its knees by three days and three nights of hurricane-force winds and unrelenting snow. A 2002 American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults.

-Mrs. Mac



The Winter Visitors

The Winter Visitors

written and illustrated by Karel Hayes



What visitors come to the summer cottage in the winter months, you'd be surprised! This story is told through beautiful pictures with the help of only a few words.







Grandmother Winter

Grandmother Winter

by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Beth Krommes



Grandmother Winter shakes her quilt full of goose feathers and the weather gets cold. Animals hunker down for the winter and children play outside in the snow. Poetic text paired with beautiful scratchboard-and-watercolor illustrations make for a cozy book to curl up when the weather is cold.






Snow Dude

Snow Dude

written and illustrated by Daniel Kirk


A snowman comes to life and the whole town joins in for a merry chase!


-Mrs. Kennedy




written and illustrated by Leo Lionni


This very simple story reminds us that while efficiency is highly valued in society, art is essential to our survival.



 Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month focuses on a different category or theme.

We'll pick our favorites, and tell you all about them! Each book cover is a link to that item in the catalog, so click there to place a hold. 

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