I saw a handful of snowflakes recently, and my five-year-old self went, “Whee!” Then my actual age kicked in, and I thought, “Well, I sure hope I don’t have to drive in snow this season.” The thing is, I really cherish and encourage the younger perspective because, hello, we’re talking about snow! So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
A flurry of new-ish, snow-themed picture books are in the library’s collection, so here are my reading recommendations for little ones excited about the possibility of snow (building snowmen, making snow angels, catching snowflakes on your tongue!). Adults who understand the challenges of a snow event but who also appreciate the childlike wonder that comes from watching a beautiful, silent snowfall can derive joy from these charming picture books as well.
- “How to Catch a Snowman” written by Adam Wallace, illustrated by Andy Elkerton.
- “The Little Forest Keepers” written and illustrated by Mary Lundquist.
- “Maisy’s Snowy Day” written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins.
- “Snow Horses: A First Night Story” written by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Micha Archer.
- “The Snowman” written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs.
- “So Much Snow” written by Kristen Schroeder, illustrated by Sarah Jacoby.
New at the Library
- “Best of Friends” by Kamila Shamsie.
- “The Birdcatcher” by Gayl Jones.
- “I Walk Between the Raindrops: Stories” by T. Coraghessan Boyle.
- “Barkley: A Biography” by Timothy Bella.
- “Do Let’s Have Another Drink!: The Dry Wit and Fizzy Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother” by Gareth Russell.
- “Knit, Fold, Pleat, Repeat: Simple Knits, Gorgeous Garments” by Norah Gaughan.
- “Anisa’s International Day” by Reem Faruqi.
- “I Am Picky: Confessions of a Fussy Eater” written by Kristen Tracy, illustrated by Erin Kraan.
- “Meanwhile Back on Earth: Finding Our Place Through Space and Time” written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries collection. Find more in our catalog, or call 360-906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.
Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries
You can email Jan at email@example.com.