Snow is Magic

Jenna and Beetle caught Septimus’s good mood. The gurgling of the stream broke the oppressive silence of the forest, and the yellow glow of the lantern illuminated the frosty snow before them. The combination of snow and lanterns made all three feel happy. For Jenna and Septimus, it reminded them of the time they had spent the Big Freeze together at Aunt Zelda’s—a time they both looked back on with happiness. For Beetle, it recalled Snow Days when he didn’t have to go to school—days full of possibilities when he would wake up to find that snow had completely covered the windows and his mother had lit the lantern and was cooking bacon and eggs over the fire.

Septimus Heap, Book Four: Quest by Angie Sage

Warm Winter Howl

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I could have shouted out right along with those wolves. I could have let a warm howl turn my breath into a ghost in those cold winter woods. But I didn’t. I sat there, quiet.

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Snow Makes You Special

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After a snowstorm is one of the best times to be in the woods, because all the empty beer and soda cans and candy wrappers disappear, and you don’t have to try as hard to be in another time. Plus there’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special, even though you know you’re not.

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Snowballs and Friendship

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Insane or not, Rudy was always destined to be Liesel’s best friend. A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Note: This book is narrated by Death. The plot occurs during WWII. It is a very good book, with both humorous and serious aspects.

Samurai Santa Brings Snowballs!

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Dear Yukio,
I hope you enjoyed the EPIC snowball fight. I made it just for you.
Sincerely,
Samurai Santa

Samurai Santa, A Very Ninja Christmas, by Rubin Pingk

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Digging Friends Out of the Snow

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“Little Hedgehog sighed happily. “And what would we do without our friends?” Then, by the soft silver light of the moon, they chatted and giggled all the way to Badger’s house.”

One Snowy Rescue, Written by M. Christina Butler and illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

Elven Snow

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Snow floats down, tossed by the wind in lazy spirals, and hits the sharp treetops. A flake lands on my cheek and melts in an instant of shock. Water’s finest form, the elves call it.

Gold Runner: A Novella of Goblins, Theft, and Teenage Gods (United States of Asgard) by Tessa Gratton

 

 

Robots in Snow

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“Bots of every make and size fill the chill with joyful cries. Icy sculptures dot the lands, thanks, in part, to chainsaw hands.”

Snowbots, written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by David Barneda

Overcoming The Snowy Mountain

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“When she stands still, Lulu can hear the trees creaking in the wind. A few dry leaves that cling to the branches ring like little bells. It sounds like music.”

“She’s not just Lulu, she’s Ladybug Girl, and Ladybug Girl can do anything! Nothing is going to keep her from getting where she wants to go!”

“The mountain seems so small now. It’s funny how one thing can change into another, just like that.”

Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow by David Soman and Jacky Davis

Looking for Treasure, Yo Ho Ho!

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“There is no treasure. We didn’t find any treasure at all. Yes we did. We had a splendid day…and you are a treasure.”

Treasure by Suzanne Bloom