Today was a snow day! The first one in 35 years, apparently. Is there anything better than that on the first Monday back from winter holidays? Everyone, even the people (like me) who were shoveling their driveways all morning, had a huge grins on their faces. My Facebook feed is jam packed with rosy cheeks and giant smiles. That and cheering hockey fans - Canada just won the World Juniors! What a day! A winter wonderland indeed.
I had a whole list of books to share with you that I read over the break but instead I am going to stick with the True North theme - snow & hockey. I can tell you about those other books another day!
Katy and the Big Snow (Virginia Lee Burton) - Today was definitely a Katy kind of day! Pretty sure there were even some broken down truck plows around town! This classic story follows Katy as she digs out all of the key community helpers (fire fighters, police, electric company, etc) after the Big Snow. My kids love Katy!
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck (Stella Partheniou Grasso) - this cute & clever spin on the classic tale was given to my daughter for Christmas. The old lady swallows everything, including the rink! A fun read for hockey fans, with a bit of a twist at the end.
Snowmen at Night (Mark & Caralyn Buehner) - What better book to read the day after a zillion snowmen have been built? Discover just what it is that snowmen do after their builders are tucked snug in their beds. You'll never look at a snowman the same again. Also available on We Give Books, in case you can't get to the library tomorrow!
Stella, Queen of the Snow (Marie- Louise Gay) - As always, Stella never fails to delight. Her answers to all of her brother Sam's questions are endearing and entertaining, especially as she tries to explain snow to a boy who has never seen it before. Also available in French, which is great!
Oh She Glows Cookbook (Angela Liddon) - So not technically about snow or hockey (or YA literature for that matter) but she is Canadian and I made the Present Glo Bars today, so I figure that's close enough. If you're looking for a delish vegan cookbook, this is it! Liddon is a self-taught chef with some great, healthy, easy-to-make recipes. I can't wait to try the Glo Bars in my lunch tomorrow!
I'm Bryn, teacher, mom, book lover, athlete. I am passionate about literacy, collaborative teaching and finding new and innovative ways to engage & motivate all kids. I hope you find something that speaks to you here on my blog and would love to hear from you too!