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Wintry Tales

Celebrate cold weather days with easy-to-read books that showcase the season's coolest scenes.
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The Biggest, Best Snowman
by Margery Cuyler Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

In a family of big people, little Nell thinks she's too small to do anything. But with the help of her friends Reindeer, Hare, and Bear Cub, she builds a great BIG snowman, the best snowman that ever was.

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The Great Ice Battle
Series: The Secrets of Droon, Book #5
by Tony Abbott Illustrated by Tim Jessell
A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon!

Brrr! Jaffa City is under a spell of ice and snow. Even Galen the wizard is frozen solid! Eric, Julie, Neal, and Princess Keeah have to figure out a way to break Lord Sparr's curse. But they better hurry or they might get frozen, too.
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I Love Snow!
by Hans Wilhelm Illustrated by Hans Wilhelm

Join Noodles the little white dog in another zany adventure; this time it's snowing outside!

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Paperback Book: $3.19

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The Magic Hockey Stick
by Peter Maloney , Felicia Zekauskas Illustrated by Peter Maloney

Inspired by a true story, this fictional tale tells how a little girl, whose parents win Wayne Gretzky's hockey stick at an auction, becomes her hockey's team's star player with it. Meanwhile, "The Great One" goes into the greatest slump of his career.

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Old Winter
by Judith Benét Richardson Illustrated by R. W. Alley
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Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by John Schoenherr

A young girl and her father take a nighttime stroll near the farm where they live to look for owls. It is a beautiful night, a moonlit winter night.

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Picture Book: $13.59

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The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly
Flip-Flop the penguin wants to fly so badly, he makes himself wings, but they don't help. When his pal Polar Bear pushes him down their favorite slide, Flip-Flop unexpectedly lands in the sea. Suddenly he finds he can do something thats a lot like flying. Full color.
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Poppleton in Winter
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Mark Teague

Snowflakes are in the air, and winter is here at last! Poppleton makes a new friend, sculpts a bust of Cherry Sue, and gets a wintry birthday surprise in these three witty, beautifully illustrated stories.

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Paperback Book: $3.19

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A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North
by Peter Sís
One hundred years ago a young man named Jan Welzl left his home in Europe and headed for the Far North. He rode off in a horse-drawn cart, traded the cart for a sled pulled by reindeer, and was gone for thirty years.
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Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin Illustrated by Mary Azarian

From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal.

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Snowmen at Night
by Caralyn Buehner Illustrated by Mark Buehner

Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered, "What do snowmen do at night?"

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There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!
by Lucille Colandro Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
This bundled-up gal isn't playing in the snow; she's slurping it up as fast as she can. Raccoons, reindeer, and bears look on with stunned amazement as she gobbles up even stranger items like a pipe, a scarf, two lumps of coal, and even the branches of a tree. What could she possibly be up to?
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Paperback Book And CD: $6.97

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Cover image for Togo
by Robert J. Blake Illustrated by Robert J. Blake

Togo wasn't meant to be a sled dog. He was too feisty and independent to make a good team member, let alone a leader. But Togo is determined, and when his trainer, Leonhard Seppala, gives him a chance, he soon becomes one of the fastest sled dogs in history!

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The Tomten
by Viktor Rydberg , Astrid Lindgren
Not every troll in Sweden is troublesome. In the snowy softness of the long winter night, nearly all is quiet at the lonely little farmhouse. Through the hazy watercolors, light as a dream, the Tomten moves silently on his nightly rounds.
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Cover image for Winter
by Steven Schnur Illustrated by Leslie Evans
Sleds sailing downhill on newly fallen snow, animals nestled deep in underground burrows, and families gathered hearthside to share the joys of the season are among the alphabet of cold-weather delights celebrated in 26 acrostic poems, alphabetically arranged.
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Brave Irene
by William Steig

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year

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