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Fiction Books


Nonfiction Books

Did You Know?

In January 1911, one town in California got 390 inches (32.5 feet) of snow – the most ever recorded for a single month!


Help the kids get to their skates in this Skating Maze.

Polar Bear Snow Gauge
Make this easy craft to measure the snow in your yard!

Funny Fill-In: Snowed In
Fill in the blanks to create your own funny tale!

Build Snow Sculptures
Step-by-step instructions for building a Snowshoe Hare and a Snowy Owl.


Frozen [DVD or Blu-ray]
The classic story about a kingdom trapped in eternal winter.

Balto [DVD]
A sled dog in Alaska makes a tough journey to bring life-saving medicine to a town, through a blizzard, during a diphtheria epidemic. An animated story based on a true event.

Stranger in the Woods, the Movie [DVD]
Forest animals are curious when a mysterious stranger – actually a snowman - appears in their woods. The director filmed actual wild animals in a wintry forest.

Web Links

Weather WizKids Winter Storms
What’s a frost quake? How is sleet different from freezing rain? Use the navigation bar on the left to get around the site.’s Guide to Snowflakes
From physics professor Kenneth G. Libbrecht at Caltech, lots of photos of individual snowflakes, a guide for identifying snowflake types, and even two videos that show snowflakes growing!.

All about Snow, from the National Snow & Ice Data Center
In the section "Snow Characteristics," read about the colors of snow. Other sections tell about types of snow, how it forms, and avalanches!

Winter Storms Ahead! from the National Weather Service
An informational coloring book with quizzes to test your winter knowledge and survival know-how. Check your answers.

Wacky Weekend: Snow Sculptures from National Geographic Kids
These are definitely not snowmen!

Winter Storms
Navigate with the themes near the top of the display to do an experiment, learn about being ready for a winter storm, and read a first-hand account of someone who lived through a snowstorm that piled six feet of snow on Chicago’s streets!