Today marks the winter solstice and the longest night of the year! And what better way to spend a long winter night than with a good book? These wintery books are sure the keep you entertained while curled up beside the fire (hot chocolate is also recommended).
Little Squirrel lives with his family high up in the old oak tree. His favorite thing to do is chase his friends from branch to branch. But it can’t always be playtime! Little Squirrel also has to help his family get ready for the winter.
An introduction to the seasons, these flip books can be read forward, backward and upside down! Designed by award-winning graphic designer Dale Nigel Goble and written by communications expert Kate Colley, Winter Days Spring Days and its companion title, Summer Days Fall Days, showcase the best of the season’s activities in vibrant illustrations and rhyming verse. Chilly walks and fuzzy wool socks. Little babies in their nest, and robins showing off their best.
One day, while exploring one of the many tunnels running through the town’s snowbanks, Henry discovers a strange, prehistoric-like creature that is seriously injured. Henry immediately names him Yarp and hauls the wounded animal back to his house on a makeshift sled. There he builds a secret cave for Yarp and slowly nurses him back to health. But, as Henry soon discovers, Yarp is not the only unusual beast lurking in the neighborhood. Where did these creatures come from and how can Henry keep his new friend safe?
Flynn hates the outdoors. Always has. He barely pays attention in his Outdoor Ed class. He has no interest in doing a book report on Lost in the Barrens. He doesn’t understand why anybody would want to go hiking or camping. But when he gets lost in the wilderness behind his parents’ friends’ house, it’s surprising what he remembers—insulate your clothes with leaves, eat snow to stay hydrated, build a shelter, eat lichen—and how hopelessly inept he is at survival techniques.
Sixteen-year-old Kat and her mom haven’t seen much of each other since Kat’s father died last year. Her mom has taken over the family trucking business and has been away a lot. She promised that Kat could join her on her next run, a journey across the frozen Manitoba lake known as the “winter road.” But at the last minute she changes her mind. Kat, who has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, stows away in the back of the semi instead. By the time her mother discovers her, it’s too late to turn back.
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