Snow. Where is it? Why isn’t it here yet? When is it coming? With last year’s epic snow accumulations still fresh on our minds, skiers everywhere are hoping to awaken the snow gods. The superstitious amongst us will try anything to summon the snow. We wash our cars. We sleep with our pajamas inside out. We throw ice cubes in the air. We lick spoons and put them under our pillow at bedtime.
Lately I’ve been experimenting with a new ritual of my own invention. I pulled out all of the books about snow – a surprisingly large number – from my daughters’ bookshelves and we’ve been reading one each night before bed. And although the heavens haven’t opened – yet – my girls have been drifting off to sleep with snowy-white dreams.
Here’s a list of 20 books about snow:
Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner
The Story of the Snow Children, by Sibylle Von Olfers