Geraldine's Big Snow by Holly KellerGeraldine can't wait for the snow to come so that she can coast down the hill on her sled.
Publication Date: 1988-08-01
Red Sled by Patricia Thomas; Chris L. Demarest (Illustrator)A boy and his father share a winter night of sledding. Outside, the crescent moon is shining brightly and the world is covered with snow. Inside, a boy and his father feel sad. So they put on their hats and coats and climb a hill, pulling a red sled. Father and son climb aboard and zoom down the hill under a starlit sky. With their spirits lifted high, they return home for a mug of hot chocolate. Then it's time for bed. Patricia Thomas's loving story, affectionately illustrated by Chris L. Demarest, is told with the utmost simplicity.
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! by Rebecca Rule; Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator)On a cold, icy winter day when "the world was ice and we were skaters without skates," seven children set out on a sledding adventure that soon soars to epic proportions. Lizzie and her friends convince Grampa Bud to let them use his custom-built runner sled. But first they have to get the long sled up the iciest, diciest, scariest hill ever! Storyteller Rebecca Rule infuses this story with her trademark wry sense of humor and wonderful sense of language, making it perfect for story time or one-on-one reading.
Publication Date: 2012-11-09
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van DusenOne winter morning, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, head out bright and early to learn how to ski. But what begins as a pleasant day in the snow quickly goes downhill when a run-in with a curious moose sends them flying through the air and hanging above an abyss! How will Dee and Magee find their way out of this snowy situation? Chris Van Dusen, the creator ofDown to the Sea with Mr. Magee andA Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, has craftedyet another fun-filled adventure for Magee fans old and new.
Publication Date: 2010-10-27
Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins; Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic--the toys from the beloved chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home--are back in a glorious full-color picture book, perfect for gift-giving this holiday season. Acclaimed author Emily Jenkins and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Paul Zelinsky have created a book destined to become a classic. Children who have loved listening to the Toys trilogy, as well as those meeting the toys for the very first time, will be thrilled to see Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic venture outdoors to play in the snow. Together the toys build a snowman, make snow angels, and, when day is done, head back inside their cozy house and wait for the return of the Little Girl. "A funny and tender adventure." --The Wall Street Journal "Utterly enchanting; a perfect bedtime read." --School Library Journal, Starred
Publication Date: 2015-09-22
All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle; Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator)One small snowflake fluttering down-- That's all you need for a snowman. Or is it? In these pages, an exuberant crew is summoned to create a snowman of heroic proportions.
Publication Date: 2007-11-01
Henry Holton Takes the Ice by Sandra Bradley; Sara Palacios (Illustrator)A lively hockey and ice dancing picture book in the tradition of Billy Elliotand The Sissy DucklingHenry Holton's whole family is hockey mad.a Everyone, that is, except Henry.a When he holds a hockey stick, Henry becomes a menace to the game-and an embarrassment to his sports-minded family.a It's not until he sees his first ice dancing performance that Henry realizes there's something he can do on the ice that doesn'tinvolve boarding and body checking.a Henry is ready to hang up his gear and try on some figure skates, but first he has to convince his hockey-obsessed family to let him follow his own path.
Publication Date: 2015-01-02
The Highest Number in the World by Roy MacGregor; Genevieve Despres (Illustrator)9-year-old Gabe (Gabriella) Murray lives and breathes hockey. She's the youngest player on her new team, she has a nifty move that her teammates call "the Gabe," and she shares a lucky number with her hero, Hayley Wickenheiser: number 22. But when her coach hands out the team jerseys, Gabe is stuck with number 9. Crushed, Gabe wants to give up hockey altogether. How can she play without her lucky number? Gabe's grandmother soon sets her straight, though--from her own connection to the number 9 in her hockey-playing days to all the greats she cheered for who wore it, she soon convinces Gabe that this new number might not be so bad after all. A lovely intergenerational tale and a history of the storied number 9 in hockey, The Highest Number in the World is a must-have for any hockey fan.
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
Winter Sports Fiction
How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary PaulsenWHEN YOU GROW up in a small town in the north woods, you have to make your own excitement. High spirits, idiocy, and showing off for the girls inspire Gary Paulsen and his friends to attempt: • Shooting waterfalls in a barrel • The first skateboarding • Breaking the world record for speed on skis by being towed behind a souped-up car, and then . . . hitting gravel • Jumping three barrels like motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, except they only have bikes • Wrestling . . . a bear? Extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new tales from Gary’s boyhood. A New York Times Bestseller
Publication Date: 2003-01-14
The Secret of Ferrell Savage by J. Duddy Gill; Sonia Chaghatzbanian (Illustrator)Middle school romance is hard enough, but cannibalism really gets in the way. This humorous look at first crushes and family secrets is sure to be devoured. Ferrell Savage is finally twelve, and finally eligible to compete in The Big Sled Race on Golden Hill--the perfect chance to impress Mary Vittles. Mary is Ferrell's best friend...and maybe, someday, something more. Except the "more" Ferrell first finds is more information about his family. It turns out that his great, great, great uncle had an encounter with Mary's great, great grandfather. And the encounter was, well, let's just say...edible. Sure, the circumstances were extreme, but some facts might just be romantically indigestible. At least now Ferrell understands why his family is vegan. But even as Ferrell and Mary encounter blackmail, a second sled race, and a particularly enticing bag of beef jerky, Ferrell realizes that he might still have a chance with Mary. If, that is, his family secret doesn't eat them alive.
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn JohnsonVictoria Secord, a fourteen-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods is entirely up to her. The author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself, and her crackling writing puts readers at the reins as Victoria and Chris experience setbacks, mistakes, and small triumphs in their wilderness adventure.
Collection of nonfiction ebooks about winter sports. These are free to access with a teacher account.
How Figure Skating Works by Keltie Thomas; Stephen MacEachern (Illustrator); Owlkids Books Inc. Staff (Illustrator)One of the most popular Winter Olympic sports in the world, figure skating's appeal lies in its combination of gymnastic grace, athletic accuracy and creative expression -- all with a hint of personal drama! Both women and men, as singles and in pairs, have thrilled as competitors in this sleek sport. Now their mysteries and histories are explained in How Figure Skating Works, a How Sports Work book. How Figure Skating Works has facts, figures, and fun for everyone -- from the rookies of the rink all the way up to triumphant triple lutzers. Great insider information includes how certain ice surfaces can improve a skater's performance; how figure skates are designed to allow skaters glide, stop, twist, and turn with breathtaking ease; a catalog of the most inventive (and strangest) moves in the sport from camels to salchow; and stories of the greatest partnerships and rivalries in skating history. Brilliant illustrations and captivating photos of professionals from all eras grace the book's pages. Engaging text includes "Skate Bite" factoids, highlights from the pros, and tips for improving performance. In addition, "Legends on Ice" introduces young fans to some of the most inspirational skaters in history and a "Rules and Regs" section at the back of the book provides all of the terms and need-to-know information to make any reader a master of figure skating basics.
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Great Moments in the Olympics by Michael BurganThe world of sports is filled with great moments--spectacular shots and captivating comebacks, remarkable records and super saves. Athletes have thrilled fans with feats of courage, stamina, and pure determination. These moments have touched the lives of the people who have witnessed them, becoming the stuff of legends, animated discussions, and even spirited arguments. Each title in the Great Moments in Sports series takes a look at ten specific accomplishments in a particular field. The chapters focus on the careers of athletes and their amazing contributions to their sport, focusing on the obstacles they faced, the ideas and goals that kept them motivated, and the people who influenced and inspired them along the way.
Publication Date: 2002-08-01
Fundamental Hockey by Mike Foley; Andy King (Photographer)This popular series features a winning combination of action photos and easy-to-follow instructions that will enable young sports enthusiasts to become champions at their sport of choice.
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
Flakes and Flurries by Josepha Sherman; Jeff Yesh (Illustrator)Learn about snow and snow crystals. How water turns into snow is the focus of this book, with a discussion of blizzards and other extreme conditions.
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
Polar Bear Math by Ann Whitehead Nagda; Cindy BickelEarly one morning at the Denver Zoo, a polar bear gives birth to two tiny babies, then abandons them. The zoo staff must raise the babies, but there are many things they don't know. What foods are best? How much should the cubs eat? Once they figure out the answers, the cubs quickly become healthy, happy young bears. Young readers follow Klondike and Snow as they grow from fragile newborns to large, lively bears, and along the way they'll learn about fractions.
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; Mary Azarian (Illustrator)"Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." -- Wilson Bentley (1865-1931) From the time he was a small boy in Vermont, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley's enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life in lovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance but a clear passion for the wonders of nature.Snowflake Bentleywon the 1999 Caldecott Medal.
Publication Date: 1998-09-28
The Secret Life of a Snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht; Vanessa Sorenson (Illustrator)Before a snowflake melts on your tongue, it makes an epic journey. This is the beautiful, full-color story of that journey, step by step, from a single snowflake's creation in the clouds, through its fall to earth, to its brief and sparkling appearance on a child's mitten. Told by a scientist who knows snowflakes better than almost anyone, the story features his brilliant photographs of real snowflakes, snowflakes forming (in the author's lab), water evaporating, clouds developing, ice crystals, rain, dew, and frost--all the elements of the world and weather that add up, flake by flake, to the white landscape of winter. Aimed at readers from 6 to 12, The Secret Life of a Snowflake gets to the heart of one of nature's most magical phenomena while making the wonder of the snowflake all the more real.
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Snow by Uri Shulevitz (Illustrator)Snowis a 1998New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year and a 1999 Caldecott Honor Book. "It's snowing, said boy with dog. "It's only a snowflake," said grandfather with beard. No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it. Uri Shulevitz' playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations.