Wintry tales to warm up your heart

Published Dec 7, 2012 at 04:00AM

Kid Culture features fun and educational books and toys for kids.

It’s a winter pleasure to cuddle up with books about snow on our cold blustery days. Whether this is your first winter or you are excitedly anticipating your chance to make the first snowman of the season, books with a winter theme put you in the mood for snow and winter to come.

“Snowmen at Work”

By Caralyn Buehner

My favorite snowmen are back in the newest picture book by Caralyn Buehner, “Snowmen at Work.” While we are tucked in at night snowmen are up working away in various jobs. Rhyming words and secret objects to discover on every page make this winter book entertaining for a cold evening.

“Sneezy the Snowman”

By Maureen Wright

Sneezy is so cold; he’d do anything to get warm. The children try to help him get warm but they can’t keep him from melting. The children must keep putting Sneezy back together until finally, they figure out what will work perfectly. This hilarious picture book features vibrant illustrations that just might have you reaching for the hot cocoa.

“No Two Alike”

By Keith Baker

This is a sweet book for young children. Simple words tell the story of two bright red birds playing in the falling snow. The birds discover that no two things are alike, not snowflakes, fences, leaves or even themselves.

Enjoy! For more books to cuddle up and read during the winter please visit your local Deschutes Public Library system, www.deschuteslibrary.org.

— Recommendations from Sheila Grier, Community Librarian/Childrens, Deschutes Public Library system

Kid Culture features fun and educational books and toys for kids.

It’s a winter pleasure to cuddle up with books about snow on cold, blustery days. Whether this is your first winter or you are excitedly anticipating the chance to make that first snowman of the season, books with a winter theme will put you in the mood for the snowy days ahead.

“Snowmen at Work,” by Caralyn Buehner

My favorite snowmen are back in the newest picture book by Caralyn Buehner, “Snowmen at Work.” While we are tucked in at night, snowmen are up working away in various jobs. Rhyming words and secret objects to discover on every page make this winter book entertaining for a cold evening.

“Sneezy the Snowman,” by Maureen Wright

Sneezy is so cold; he’d do anything to get warm.

The children try to help him, but they can’t keep him from melting. The children must keep putting Sneezy back together until finally, they figure out what will work perfectly. This hilarious picture book features vibrant illustrations that just might have you reaching for the hot cocoa.

“No Two Alike,” by Keith Baker

This is a sweet book for young children. Simple words tell the story of two bright-red birds playing in the falling snow. The birds discover that no two things are alike, not snowflakes, fences, leaves or even themselves.

Enjoy! For more books to cuddle up and read during the winter, please visit your local Deschutes Public Library branch (www.deschuteslibrary .org).