by Ezra Jack Keats
Heather Lawrence says:
A little boy has a fun day playing in the snow, and even tries to keep a snowball in his coat pocket inside! A strikingly beautiful 1963 Caldecott Medal winner.
by Jane Yolen
Leah Smith from Burtonsville, MD says:
One of the great charms of children is viewing a simple walk as a magical event, and this book evokes that feeling when a father takes his daughter out owling one cold winter night near the farm where they live. The book — a gentle-toned poem — touches on nature as well as father-daughter relationships, and the story's charming simplicity is sure to engage readers both young and young-at-heart.
by Jan Brett
This book is one of the best illustrated and child-thought-provoking books I've ever read. Have you ever wondered what happens to that lost mitten or sock? Jan Brett has the answer. The story is cute, but be sure to think about the story illustrated in the margins. This book would be great for an imaginative child who likes to know the story in the book, but also likes to make up her own.
by Raymond Briggs
BunRab/Kelly from Baltimore, MD says:
This is a very funny book, and there's way more information about snowmen around than you would think. Lots of illustrations, especially of the Victorian era, but my favorite is a painting of a 1500s snowball fight.
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About Karen Kennedy
Karen lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her husband and two sons. She's a lawyer by vocation, a reader by avocation and she's spent years finding the best children's books on various topics with the help of her sons and the New York Public Library.
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