Skip to main content

Kids Books: All About Winter

It's been a while since I participated in this meme but I think I'm finally back to it. This past week, M's theme at preschool was winter. So we read several winter-related books that I thought I'd share.

The Magic School Bus Lost in the Snow by Joanna Cole is a Scholastic Level 2 reader. I read it to the kids, but C could definitely read it, and M could read most of it herself. I'll probably have her try soon. The story is about Ms. Frizzle and her class exploring snowflakes. One of the kids wants to see a snowflake up close, so they fly up into a cloud where they see ice crystals forming into snowflakes. It's the typical combination of fact and fun like other Magic School Bus stories.

Here Comes Winter by Janet Craig is one I'm sure I've mentioned before since we've had it for a long time. This year, M took it to school and read it to her class. She and her teacher read alternate pages. It's about a bunny who sees that winter is coming so he goes to several stores buying different items to make something that will help protect him in the winter weather. It's a very simple story with lots of repetition, perfect for beginning readers.

Are You My Mommy? Little Polar Bear is a touch and feel book about a little polar bear who is trying to find his mommy. He encounters several other animals, including a whale, walrus and seal, and asks if they are his mommy. But each points out some feature on the little polar bear that they don't share, such as his small ears and strong legs. Eventually he finds his polar bear mommy. M was able to read this one and really loves it.

Deep Snow by Robert Munsch is a book we received last year from a reader of my other blog. It's about two girls who are out with their dad, and one decides to jump off their snowmobile into the deep snow. She sinks way down so the sister jumps in to get her, but she also sinks way down. So the dad reaches way down and pulls them out, but their boots get stuck. Then the dad gets stuck trying to get the boots, and when the girls get him out, they get stuck again. It's actually quite silly and M really liked it.

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share! And check out Book Sharing Monday too!


  1. Thanks for joining WMCIR! We had some ups and downs with Munsch books but this one sounds like fun.


Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Getting back to blogging

It seems that blogging has dropped to the bottom of my list for the past year, and was pretty low for the year or two prior to that. I love to read, and am continuing to do so, but as my regular readers know I haven't been around much. My last blog post was almost a year ago!!

There are many things that have taken me away from blogging. Work has been much more challenging and interesting these past few years, but that means I really don't want to get back on the computer when I get home at night - or on the weekends.

Family life has been more busy with kids having multiple activities in the evenings, leaving little time to just hang out and write about the books that I read.

I will admit to a bit of a Facebook addiction, which means way too much time spent scrolling through my newsfeed instead of doing something more productive. This is one of the things I'm working on and hoping that this will free up some time for getting back to the blog.

Overall, life is good. Work is …

Book Review: The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett

Peter Byerly is distraught over the loss of his wife nine months ago. He has retreated to their cottage in the English countryside, hoping to return to his love of collecting and restoring rare books. But when he opens a book about Shakespeare forgeries and finds a Victorian watercolor of a woman who looks just like his wife, Peter is soon on a search for the origin of the painting and the truth about Shakespeare's real identity.

The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett is a wonderful journey for anyone who loves books. It follows Peter's search in 1995, which turns into a bit of a thriller at times. But Lovett also takes the reader back in time a bit so we can learn the story of his relationship with his wife and how he came to be a bookseller. He does a beautiful job of expressing Peter's feelings about the rare books he encounters, and his feelings are contagious.

And then he takes us back even further to the history of one particular volume, whos…

Book Review: The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis

When Stella and Tom move to a new home in London, they are sad to have left their friends behind. But soon they have a mystery to solve. Their neighbor's dog, Harry, keeps disappearing. Where is he going and why is he always wet when he comes home? As they investigate the area in the garden where Harry seems to come and go, they discover a hidden tunnel that takes them back to their garden ... almost 100 years ago.

The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis is a wonderful children's book that reminds me of the adventurous stories I read as a child. I saw other reviewers say something similar. I'm not sure what it is about the way the story is told, but it is reminiscent of children's books from many years ago, yet it will definitely appeal to the kids of today.

Stella and Tom have an adventure in the past that leads to new friends and discoveries. While it's a time travel story, it doesn't have a lot of fantasy elements (although there are some moles that act a bit unusua…