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So as the frost begins to form gorgeous patterns on the window of my study, and the fluffy whiteness of winter begins to flitter down from the sky, I think it’s time to share some fun and chilly Chronicle Books for Kids with an Emphasis on SNOW. Enjoy!
First Snow by Bomi Park (Chronicle Books): There’s something magical about the first snow fall of the year. This little girl is woken by the pat pat pat of the first snowflakes on her window. She’s drawn outside by the magic white flakes and starts rolling her first snowman of the year, followed by her puppy friend. The longer she rolls her snow ball, the farther she gets into the forest. Then she comes upon an entire field of children making snowmen. It’s the magic of the first snow!
Bomi Park has created a fantastical, beautiful, dream-like book that follows this little girl through her snow adventure. It’ll be a great help in putting little ones to bed with dreams of snow and whimsy!
Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda (Chronicle Books):This bunny needs a little bit of help getting his ski day off to a great start. First, to help the snow fall, you have to shake the book. I mean, literally, if you don’t shake the book, snow won’t fall, and bunny won’t be able to ski. Then, he needs a bit of a push. He needs speed to jump over the hill. But sometimes, speed isn’t enough, and Bunny will end up slipping right back into his own rabbit den, where a nice hot cup of cocoa is waiting for him.
Presents Through the Window: A Taro Gomi Christmas Book (Chronicle Books)
Gomi uses unique cut outs to show Santa’s view through the window, then on the reverse, how well he is able to see from outside. The story is unusual but cute, and a different spin on the traditional tale of Santa Claus coming to town.
Cozy Classics: The Nutcracker as told by Jack and Holman Wang: The Wangs capture the essence of each piece of the famous Nutcracker ballet in one word segments. Read the word then allow your child to be pulled into the world with the image on the next page. Of course, the next step is to go see the Nutcracker ballet live and experience it with the music. This is a great introduction to the beautiful Christmas story!
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Here’s something else that is near-and-dear to my heart because my parents were from Sweden. Every December 13th, we continue a long family tradition of celebrating St. Lucia. In the darkest hours of the morning a young girl with a wreath of candles on her head brings hope, warmth and light to the darkest, coldest time of the year. I have taken all of our favorite recipes, activities and books that celebrate this event, along with the history of Santa Lucia as well, and created a very special color pdf for the holiday season.
The Celebrating a Santa Lucia Christmas pdf guide is my gift to you and simply click the image below to enjoy these fun family-friendly activities. Click this link or click the image below to grab your copy and create some new traditions in your own family! Thank you!
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