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First Snow by Peter McCarty

First Snow is the newest picture book from acclaimed and Caldecott Honor–winning author/illustrator Peter McCarty, which extends the winning world of animal characters established in Chloe and Henry in Love.

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A Perfect Day by Carin Berger

With her signature stunning cut-paper illustrations, Carin Berger celebrates everything that is wonderful about a crisp, snowy day. A perfect day and a perfect winter companion to her New York Times Best Illustrated Book, The Little Yellow Leaf.

After it snows and snows and snows, what could be better than going outside and making the first tracks? How about snowball fights, building snowmen, ice skating, sledding, and going home to steaming mugs of hot chocolate? And doing all of these things with your very best friends? Carin Berger’s spare text and enchanting cut-paper collages-made from old books, torn paper, catalogs, and ephemera-capture every magical moment of a snowy winter day. The award-winning artist has created a spectacular and satisfying winter companion to her acclaimed The Little Yellow Leaf. Sure to be a classroom classic!

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Snowman Magic by Katherine Tegen {Review}

When George stays home from school for a snow day, he finds himself staring out the window, bored. But when the snow finally settles and he sees the beautiful white slopes in his yard, he gets himself dressed to face the cold weather. George starts rolling the snow into balls and assembling them into a snowman. After his snowman is made, something magical happens! How long will George’s magical fun last with his new friend?

In this original tale, Katherine Tegen has captured the magic of the snowman, while Brandon Dorman’s beautiful illustrations truly bring him to life.

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According to my husband, “They put a subdivision in Narnia. Only the lamppost survived.” Silly boy. This is looking out the Quilting Den window. Yay for snow! (above) And then, five hours later you have this!! (below) Still coming down equally hard if not more so. The funny thing is, “This was just the start. Snow has been coming down this hard for over an hour and it’s 29 degrees. Yesterday it was 68 outside.” (above) And then… “Still can’t believe it was almost 70 degress just 24 hours ago.” (below) Then this is the backyard view. Five hours after the start of the snow. It stopped after about eight or so hours, and I do not know if it started again during the night. This morning, well my pregnant morning (11:30) it was still on the ground and houses, but the streets have melted. I cannot remember the last. . .

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