Thursday, December 1, 2011

Brr..Winter Books To Warm You: Recommended Picture Books

From Nana's Cold Days. Illustrations by Bushra Junaid
Alarcon, Francisco X. (2005). Iguanas in the Snow: And Other Winter Poems/Iguanas en la Nieve: Y Otros Poemas de Invierno. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Anaya, Rudolfo. (1995). The Farolitos of Christmas. Illustrated by Edward Gonzalez.  NY: Hyperion.
--------------------. (1999). Farolitos for Abuelo. Illustrated by Edward Gonzalez. NY: Hyperion.
Badoe, Adwoa. (2009). Nana’s Cold Days. Illustrated by Bushra Junaid. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Baker, Keith. (2011). No Two Alike. San Diego, CA: Beach Lane Books.
Berner, Rotraut Susanne (Compiler). (2008). The Winter Book. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Bouchard, David (Metis). (2008). An Aboriginal Carol. Illustrated by Moses Beaver (First Nations). Ontario: Red Deer Press.
Conrad, Heather. (2001). Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations Around the World. Illustrated by deforest Walker.  Lightport Books.

Garza, Xavier. (2008). Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid.  El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Hines, Anna Grossnickle. (2005). Winter Lights: A Season in Poems & Quilts. NY: HarperCollins.
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. (2004). Three Kings Day. Illustrated by Laurence Migdale. NY: Holiday House.
Hudson, Cheryl Willis. (2002). Hold Christmas in Your Heart: African American Songs, Poems, and Stories for the Holidays. NY: Scholastic
Jackson, Ellen. (1997). The Winter Solstice. Illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press.
Jiménez, Francisco. (2008). The Christmas Gift: El regalo de Navidad. Illustrated by Claire B. Cotts. NY: Sandpiper.
Joseph, Lynn. (1996). An Island Christmas. Illustrated by Catherine Stock. NY: Sandpiper.
Keats, Ezra Jack. (1963). The Snowy Day. New York: Penguin.
Lin, Grace & Robert Mercer. (2005). Robert’s Snowflake: Artists’ Snowflakes for Cancer’s Cure. New York: Viking. .
Luján, Jorge. (2006). Tarde de invierno/Winter Afternoons. Illustrated by Mandana Sadat. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Medearis, Angela Shelf. (2000). Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story. Illustrated by Daniel Minter. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company.
Medina, Tony. (2008). Christmas Makes Me Think. Illustrated by Chandra Cox. NY: Lee & Low Books.
Sebastian Meschenmoser's illustration from Waiting for Winter.
Meschenmoser, Sebastian. (2009). Waiting for Winter. La Jolla, CA: Kane Miller.
Mesner, Kate. (2011). Over and Under the Snow. Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Momaday, N. Scott (Kiowa). (1999). Circle of Wonder: A Native American Christmas Story. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press.
Perkins, Lynne Rae. (2003). Snow Music. NY: Greenwillow Books.
Pfeffer, Wendy. (2003). The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice. Illustrated by Jesse Reisch. NY: Dutton.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (2001). Mim’s Christmas Jam.  Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. NY: Harcourt.
Say, Allen. (2009). Tree of Cranes. NY: Sandpiper.
Shulevitz, Uri. (2004). Snow. New York: Farrar, Strauss  & Giroux.
Soto, Gary. (1996). Too Many Tamales. Illustrated by Ed Martinez. NY: Puffin.
Velasquez, Eric. (2010). Grandma’s Gift. NY: Walker Children’s Books.
Verma, Jatinder. (2007). Story of Divaali. Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books.
Whipple, Laura (Ed.). (2003). A Snowflake Fell. Illustrated by Hatsuki Hori. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books.
Willard, Nancy. (2011). A Starlit Snowfall. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. New york: Little Brown Books.
Yerxa, Leo. (1994). Last Leaf First Snowflake. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Yolen, Jane. (2005). Snow, Snow: Winter Poems for Children. Illustrated by Jason Stemple. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mill Press.

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