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From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals' fur and feathers to the fascinating winter water cycle, this nonfiction picture book celebrates snowfall and the amazing science behind it.
The Big Dark by Rodman Philbrick
Call Number: FIC PHI
What would you do if every spark of electricity suddenly vanished, as if somebody had flipped a switch on the entire planet? Cars won't start, the heat shuts off, there's no water in your faucet, and your radio, TV, and flashlight go dark. Everyone in Charlie's small town is baffled.But as time passes, lawlessness erupts and takes an ugly turn.
I Survived the Children's Blizzard 1888 by Lauren Tarshis
Call Number: FIC TAR
The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Children's Blizzard or the Great Blizzard of 1888 caught people completely by surprise and resulted in 235 fatalities, including several children in one-room schoolhouses. What made the storm so deadly was the timing, the suddenness, and the brief spell of warmer weather that preceded it.
Over and under the Snow by Kate Messner
Call Number: E 591.4 MES
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow.
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.
Snow Day! by Lester L. Laminack; Adam Gustavson
When the weatherman predicts a big snowfall, it?s hard not to imagine the fun-filled adventures of an unscheduled school holiday! You can build snowmen, go sledding, have snowball fights?the possibilities are endless.
Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester; Lynn Munsinger
Tacky and his fellow penguins Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect have to work hard to get in shape so they can represent Team Nice Icy Land in the athletic competitions.After rigorous training, they're ready - but are the games ready for Tacky? Will his antics keep Team Nice Icy Land from winning a medal? From bobsledless racing and ski jumping to speed skating, Tacky lends his unique, exuberant style to each competition.In laugh-out-loud scenes of Tacky and his fellow penguins' athletic debacles,
Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman
In this outstanding picture book collection of poems, discover how animals stay alive in the wintertime and learn about their secret lives happening under the snow.
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr by Brad Meltzer
Call Number: 92 KIN
We can all be heroes. That's the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement by Gwendolyn Hooks
Follow along with two girls as they find themselves in the middle of a civil rights demonstration, and find out how the fight for equality changed the country forever.
Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
Call Number: 92 KIN
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The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together.
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni; Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
Call Number: 323 GIO
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Sit-In by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Call Number: 323 PIN
It was February 1, 1960. They didn't need menus. Their order was simple. A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side. This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement.
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges; Margo Lundell (Editor)
In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander; Kadir Nelson
Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal A 2020 Newbery Honor Book Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.
The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson
Call Number: 323 LEV
Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference.