- Heather McCue
The calendar may say that the holidays are almost here, but the thermostat tells a different story. How do you get in the holiday spirit when the weather refuses to cooperate? Good books will always do the trick. Whether it’s Peter’s snowball that melts in his pocket or Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods, these great stories will bring winter to your home. So, grab a quilt, some hot chocolate and snuggle up. The weather outside may be frightful, but these books are so delightful. Happy Holidays and as always, Happy Reading!
- Christina Fuller-Gregory
It doesn’t have to be snowing or super cold outside to enjoy fantastic Winter Reads. Our teen collection features great winter and holiday titles that are both frightful and delightful. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is a fabulous book. The title alone makes me want to grab a warm blanket. You might also enjoy Phantoms in the Snow by Kathleen Benner Duble.
- Laura Kennett
You may not come from a land of ice and snow, but you can go there through books. The stories below illustrate those worlds with words such as: flakes, powdery, heaping, crystalline, radiant, glistening, and even the dreaded infirm. Beautiful language helps define a world. The world of picture books is defined by rare words (words heard outside of regular conversation). And, the amount of words children hear before the age of five defines 90% of their vocabulary for the rest of their lives. Leave word poverty and low literacy rates out in the cold by reading aloud to children everyday.