We have a winter wonderland of books and articles appearing in The Children’s Book Review’s book trends this month; including our list “20 of the Best Christmas Books.”
We adults need to create space for readers and a defined comfort zone for them to enjoy wordless experiences. We must bite our tongues and allow experiences to unfold right in front of our eyes.
John Rocco discusses his newest picture book, Blizzard, the companion to his Caldecott Honor-winning Blackout.
The Wacky Winter on Wiggly Way is David’s s big debut. Ten years ago, David faced personal adversity and started to write-what evolved was a a story he penned to explain to his children the courage one needs to overcome fear, pain and loss. The epigraph for the book-“The healing in worth the pain” is the theme the weaves through this tale.
In The Wacky Winter on Wiggly Way, David Cunningham has weaved an intriguing character-driven story that induces thought-provoking moments based on hope, faith and perseverance.
Amongst the familiar articles to feature in TCBR’s top ten hot spots are some articles and booklists that truly match the seasonal events of February: winter books, Valentine’s Day books, the Newbery Medal winner, and some excellent civil-rights books perfect for Black History Month.
A child and his or her father go out at night, in the deep winter woods near their farm, to see if they can spot any owls. John Shoenherr’s wintery, realistic illustrations are so exquisitely moonlit and lovely, and the story is so profoundly quiet and reverent, that a deep feeling of peace has always descended over us each of the million times we’ve read it.
If you’re someone who likes the holiday feeling to linger, who doesn’t take down their tree until the last pine needle has dropped, here’s a whimsical, wonderful picture book to add to the spirit, Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise, by Susan Blackaby.
For readers ready to go on a snowy adventure, look no further than the following books that prove snow days are truly magical. We’ve got 4 picture books, 1 early reader and a novel filled with non-stop action for middle grade readers.
It’s a good time to grab a good book that will remind you why the winter season is so wonderful.