Monday, November 23, 2015

Primary Grade Text Set: 60+ Winter Read Aloud Books, Part 1

Read Aloud Books

1. Biography

  1. Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. (2009). Snowflake Bentley. Illustrated by Mary Azarian. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers. (1999 Caldecott Medal winner)

2. Picture Books - Narrative

Winter Moon Song
  1. Baker, Keith. (2011). No Two Alike. New York: Beach Lane Books.
  2. Berger, Carin. (2012). A Perfect Day. New York: Greenwillow Books.
  3. Brett, Jan. (2007). The Three Snow Bears. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. (680L)
  4. Brooks, Martha. (2014). Winter Moon Song. Illustrated by Leticia Ruifernández. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Press. 
  5. Bruchac, James & Joseph Bruchac. (2012). Rabbit's Snow Dance. Illustrated by Jeff Newman. New York: Dial Books. (640L)
  6. Camcam, Princess. (2014). Fox's Garden. New York: Enchanted Lion Books. (Wordless)
  7. Clark, Joan. (2006). Snow. Illustrated by Kady MacDonald. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Press. 
  8. Hader, Berta & Elmer. (1993). The Big Snow. New York: Aladdin. (1949 Caldecott Medal winner) (710L)
  9. Fleming, Denise. (2012). The First Day of Winter. New York: Henry Holt. 
  10. Garoche, Camille. (2015). The Snow Rabbit. New York: Enchanted Lion Books. (Wordless)
  11. Gay, Marie-Louise. (2000). Stella, Queen of the Snow. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Press. 
  12. Girel, Stépanie . (2011). A Bird In Winter: A Children's Book Inspired by Peter Breugel. Illustrated by Hélène Kerillis. New York: Prestel.
  13. Gravett, Emily. (2015). Bear & Hare Snow! New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 
  14. Jenkins, Emily. (2015). Toys Meet Snow: Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-loving Rubber Ball. Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. New York: Schwartz Wade Books.
  15. Johnston, Tony. (2014). Winter is Coming. Illustrated by Jim Lamarche. New York: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. (330L)
  16. Joyce, William. (2015). Jack Frost. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. (870L)
  17. Judge, Lita. (2011). Red Sled. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  18. Keats, Ezra Jack. (1976). The Snowy Day.  New York: Puffin Books. (500L) (1963 Caldecott Medal winner) (500L, 16/J)
  19. Laminack, Lester L. (2010). Snow Day! Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers. (350L)
  20. Lindgren, Astrid. (1997). The Tomten. New York: Puffin Books.
  21. Lindgren, Astrid. (1997). The Tomten and the Fox. New York: Puffin Books. (310L)
  22. Lumbard, Alexis York (2015). Pine and the Winter Sparrow. Illustrated by Beatriz Vidal. Bloomington, IN: Wisdom Tales.
  23. Matthews, Caitlin. (2015). Fireside Stories: Tales for a Winter's Eve. Illustrated by Helen Cann. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books.
  24. McCarty, Pater. (2015). First Snow. New York: Balzer + Bray.
  25. Pendziwol, Jean E. (2013). Once Upon A Northern Night. Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Press. 
  26. Rocco, John. (2014). Blizzard. New York: Disney-Hyperion (2012 Caldecott Honor Book) (16/I)
  27. Rueda, Claudia. (2006). No. Illustrated by Elisa Amado. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Press. 
  28. Rylant, Cynthia. (2008). Snow. Illustrated by Lauren Stringer.  Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc. (840L)
  29. Sakai, Komako. (2009). The Snow Day. New York:  Arthur A. Levine Books. (370L)
  30. Say, Allen. (2009). Tree of Cranes. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers. (470L, 38/P)
  31. Schulevitz, Uri. (2004). Snow. New York: Square Fish. (A Caldecott Honor Book, 220L)
  32. Spinelli, Eileen. (2015). Cold Snap. Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.  New York: Dragonfly. (790L)
  33. Steig, William. (2011). Brave Irene. New York: Square Fish. (630L, 40/S)
  34. Tresselt, Alvin. (1989). The Mitten. Illustrated by Yaroslava. New York: HarperCollins. (840L, 24/M)
  35. Tresselt, Alvin. (1988). White Snow, Bright Snow. Illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. New York: HarperCollins. (1948 Caldecott Medal winner) (840L, 20/L)
  36. Usher, Sam. (2015). Snow. New York: Templar.
  37. Van Allsburg, Chris. (2015). The Polar Express: 30th Anniversary Edition. Boston, MA: Houghton. (1986 Caldecott Medal winner)  (30/N)
  38. Waboose, Jan Bourdeau. (2002). SkySisters. Illustrated by Brian Deines. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press. (34/O)
  39. Yamashita, Masako.  (2012). Snow Children. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Press. 
  40. Yee, Wing Herbert. (2007). Tracks in the Snow. New York: Square Fish.
  41. Yolen, Jane. (1987). Owl Moon. Illustrated by John Schoenherr.  New York: Philomel Books. (630L, 34/O) (1988 Caldecott Medal winner)

3. Poetry & Rhyming Texts

from Iguanas in the Snow: And Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la Nieve: Y Otros Poemas de Invierno
  1. Alarcón, Francisco. (2005). Iguanas in the Snow: And Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la Nieve: Y Otros Poemas de Invierno (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series). Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. New York: Lee & Low Books. (34/O)
  2. Hopkins, Lee Bennett (Selector). (2014). Manger. Illustrated by Helen Cann. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. (Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Joan Bransfield Graham, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, X. J. Kennedy, Jude Mandell, Marilyn Nelson, Jane Yolen, Ann Whitford Paul, Prince Redcloud, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Michele Krueger, Alma Flor Ada and Alicia Schertle)
  3. Prelutsky, Jack. (2006). It's Snowing! It's Snowing!: Winter Poems. Illustrated by Yossi Abolafia. New York: HarperCollins. (20/L)
  4. Rogasky, Barbara. (1999). Winter Poems. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. New York: Scholastic. (50/U)
  5. Sidman, Joyce. (2014). Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold. Illustrated by Rick Allen. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers. 
  6. Van Laan, Nancy. (2000). When Winter Comes. Illustrated by Susan Gaber. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. (630L, 18/K)
  7. Yolen, Jane. (2005). Snow, Snow: Winter Poems for Children. Illustrated by Jason Stemple. Honesdale, PA: WordSong. (40/S)
4. Informational Books including Narrative Nonfiction


from Over and Under

  1. Bancroft, Henrietta & Richard G. Van Gelder. (1996). Animals in Winter. Illustrated by Helen K. Davie. New York: HarperCollins. (18/K)
  2. Berkenkamp, Lauri.  (2014). Explore Winter!: 25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter. Illustrated by Alexis Frederick-Frost. White River Junction, VT: Nomad Press. (840L)
  3. Branley, Franklyn M. (2000). Snow Is Falling (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1). Illustrated by Holly Keeler. New York: HarperCollins. (320L, 18/K)
  4. Cassino, Mark. (2009). The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. (870L, 34/O)
  5. Gerber, Carole. (2009). Winter Trees. Illustrated by Leslie Evans. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  6. Gibbons, Gail. (2012).  It's Snowing! New York:  Holiday House. (790L, 34/O)
  7. Gibbons, Gail. (2007).  Groundhog Day! New York: Holiday House. (900L)
  8. Jackson, Ellen. (1994). The Winter Solstice. Illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis. Brookfield, CT: The Millbrook Press. (850L)
  9. Markle, Sandra. (2013). Snow School. Illustrated by Alan Marks. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishers. (890L)
  10. Messner, Kate. (2014). Over and Under. Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. (30/N)
  11. Pearson, Carrie A. (2012). A Warm Winter Tail. Illustrated by Christina Wald. Englewood, Cliffs, NJ: Sylvan Dell Publishing. (2013 Gelett Burgess Award, 730L)
  12. Pfeffer, Wendy. (2003). The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice. Illustrated by Jesse Reisch. New York: Dutton Books for Young Readers
  13. Rockwell, Anne. (2009). President's Day. Illustrated by Lizzie Rockwell. New York: HarperCollins.
  14. Stewart, Melissa. (2009). Under the Snow. Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers. (780L)















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