The peaceful blanket of snow covering the brown, barren backyards and far-reaching fields has provided a blank canvas for our furry or feathered friends searching for food & shelter. Have you found a trail or followed footsteps this winter? Did you make your own set of frosty footprints? Or have you found or created a message sketched in the snow?
Even though we were bombarded for a few weeks with snow and cold, I have enjoyed the wonders of winter this year. I especially like discovering footprints in the snow, whether they belong to humans or animals. Where are they going? Did they come from a nearby den? Are they searching for food? Or just exploring like me?
Take a walk while we still have a cover of snow and see what you see! Look for clues about who made the frosty footprints you find or imagine where they might lead. Here are just a few of the books we have in the library that could assist you in your quest:
Even though these are picture books, these suggestions offer insight into the workings of winter:
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (E KEA)
- Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner (E MES)
- Footprints in the Snow by Mei Matsuoka (E MAT)
- Little Fox in the Snow by Jonathan London (E LON)
- Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks by Fran Hodgkins (E HOD)
- In the Snow: Who’s Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George (E GEO)
- Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee (E YEE)
There are also many resources in non-fiction, so let us help you find what you’d like. The snow may be starting to melt, but any time there is a fresh dusting, a new adventure awaits!
Stay safe, stop in, and savor the scenery…spring is on the way!
Now don’t even get me started on icicles….