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Cold-Weather Chapter Books

From gripping stories of survival to tales of winters long ago, these books will warm up your independent reader's season.

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

Blizzard! by Jim Murphy
Lose yourself in an electrifying account of one of history's worst storms. Learn more.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
This classic series begins when four children stumble upon a land cursed with eternal winter . . .

Cool as Ice by Matt Christopher
An 11-year-old hockey player faces many challenges — on and off the ice — when he's picked for an all-star hockey team.

The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill
After her father is killed in battle, Thirrin becomes queen of Icemark, and must defend her small northern country from a terrible invasion.

Everest Book 1: The Contest by Gordon Korman
Climb to the top of world in the most thrilling contest . . . ever.

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
A classic about a Dutch brother and sister who try to help their family and win a skating contest.

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Survive an Alaskan winter with an Inuit girl and her wolf neighbors in this Newbery Award-winner. Learn more.

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Experience a season on the prairie with a pioneer family in the 1880s Dakota Territory. Learn more.

Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
This installment of the favorite series tells what happens when a hibernating troll awakes in the middle of winter.

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
Delight your circus lover with the absurd antics of an Arctic dreamer who gets more than he bargains for when a penguin arrives on his stoop. Learn more.

Polar Bear Patrol (The Magic School Bus Chapter Book Series) by Judith B. Stamper
Take a scientific trip to the top of the world along with Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The star-crossed romance of Sam, who becomes a wolf in the winter months, and Grace, the girl he once rescued.  Can they keep Sam human before he becomes a wolf forever?

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
Can a 10-year-old boy win a dogsled race to help save his grandfather's farm? Learn more.

Winter Poems edited by Barbara Rogasky
Wonder at winter's loveliness in this illustrated compilation of 25 famous poems. Learn more.

The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen
Gather in a warm room for an uncle's farm-boy tales.

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