Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Snow, snow everywhere!  Read more about snow by checking out these titles.  The blizzard by Betty Ren Wright tells of how a boy's birthday is almost ruined by a blizzard. 

One man dedicated his life to making a photographic record of thousands of snowflakes.  Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin tells his story with illustrations by Mary Azarian.   To see Bentley's photos, click here.

Grandparents can tell stories of amazing storms.  In Terrible storm by Carol Otis Hurst, two grandfathers tell stories of the snowstorm of 1888.

Older readers (grades 4, 5 and 6) will enjoy Help! I'm a prisoner in the library by Eth Clifford.  Two girls are trapped over night in the library during a blizzard.  Sounds like heaven to me!

Slightly younger readers can revisit a famous blizzard in Anna, Grandpa, and the big storm by Carla Stevens.  Anna's grandfather thinks living in the city is boring until the huge blizzard of 1888.

The blizzard of 1888 made history as told in the book by Jim Murphy, Blizzard : the storm that changed America. has posted a history of how the blizzard of 1888 effected New York City.  The history is rather scholarly, so for pictures and personal stories check this site, presented by CUNY.

Just for fun, visit Make-a-Flake and create a snowflake online.   This site requires Flash 6.

Cutting a paper snowflake is easier and directions are available at ZOOM (
Billy Bear has simpler instructions for paper snowflakes but the snowflakes end up with 8 points.  Check the site out.

This 3-dimensional snowflake is lovely at all times of the year, made in different colors.  This is for children and adults who are comfortable with paper folding.

Enjoy the snow.


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