Phew!  The Thanksgiving week is finally here!  We hope you’re all enjoying a well-deserved holiday with friends and family.  As November draws to a close, December and the holiday season is right around the corner!  If you’re planning on fitting in some shopping this week (or even if you’re leaving it a little later), we’d very much appreciate it if you would consider making your online purchases through our Amazon links.  Following any of our Amazon links (there’s one in the menu on our home page) and making any  purchase helps to support CKA.  Thank you!

That said, here are some wonderful wintery tales to get you and your students in a snowy mood.

1) Snow, Cynthia Rylant– From the author of In November, and The Wonderful Happens comes this lyrical wintery tale.  Lauren Stringer’s illustrations bring the story, in which a young girl, her friend and grandmother enjoy a snowy day, beautifully to life.



2) Snowflake BentleyJacqueline Briggs Martin – This is the true story of Wilson A. Bentley of Jericho, Vermont.  He had a passion for studying snowflakes and photographing them with the help of a microscope.  His beautiful work is one of the highlights of the book.  You and your students are sure to come away seeing snow in a whole different light!



3) Time to SleepDenise Fleming – Bear smells winter in the air.  He knows it’s time to curl up for the winter and hibernate, but first he needs to tell his friend snail, who in turn needs to tell his friend, skunk, who tells his friend…  This lovely story book weaves an introduction to hibernating animals into a sweet tale of friendship.



Looking for more wintery tales?  Check out Our Favorite Children’s Holiday Books and our suggestions for Winter Books to Warm Up Your Shelves.  We hope you’ll find some great new books to enjoy with your students, and thank you for supporting the California Kindergarten Association by buying through our Amazon links.  Did you discover a new book?  Find that we missed the best one?  Let us know!  We’d love to hear from you!