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The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal! No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. "Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child."Barnes & Noble "Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."Publisher's Weekly "The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake."Amazon.com
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TheBookgeekFrau
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Reading Day!!!!
And more to come ☃️❄️ in Colorado Springs

Leftcoastzen Wow , it‘s so beautiful! Especially if you don‘t have to drive in it. 3mo
Read4life Just gorgeous ❄️❄️ 3mo
ncsufoxes So beautiful. We moved to Boston last year & we haven‘t had as much snow as we expected. We haven‘t lived in an area with snow for a long time & realized how much we missed seeing snow. 3mo
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TheBookgeekFrau @Leftcoastzen Thankfully, we're all home admiring the view! 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau @Read4life 🤍🤍🤍 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau @ncsufoxes Your time will come! ❄️❄️ I remember when we lived in NY being thankful we didn't get those crazy Boston snows!! 3mo
Deblovestoread Lovely! While I‘m happy to finally see sunshine in my neck of the woods today I love a good snow pic. 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau @Deblovestoread Happy to oblige ☃️ 3mo
UwannaPublishme Beautiful! (But I‘m glad I‘m enjoying the sunshine today.) 😉 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau @UwannaPublishme It's CO, the sun will be back tomorrow afternoon ☀️😎😂 3mo
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mom2bugnbee
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Looks like a great day to snuggle under a blanket with a book. This is The Deep South™️, y'all, near Nashville. And it's going to snow all day. All of you affected by this storm, hope you're safe! Stay warm! ❄️

AmyG Wow 5mo
Amiable You have more snow than we do up here in Connecticut! 5mo
CatLass007 We‘ve got a good bit of snow out here in Northeast Tennessee, but not as much as you. We‘re expecting the snow to continue past midnight. 5mo
mom2bugnbee @Amiable My girls fly back to Boston on Wed & Thurs and will be landing in warmer temps than they're leaving! 5mo
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ncsufoxes
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It‘s been a snowy day here in MA (we live about 10 miles outside of Cambridge). We‘ve had about 10-11 inches of snow. It‘s supposed to stop soon but it‘s still coming down & it‘s been really windy. My kids enjoyed it for about 30 minutes. Sadly I didn‘t get to sit & read but I‘ve been audio baking: oatmeal raisin cookies & listening to “You could make this place beautiful.”

Tamra Oh, I miss snow this year. So petty! 5mo
kspenmoll We got 12 inches here in Tariffvile CT- near the airport. So beautiful our first snow of the year almost home to enjoy it. 5mo
AmyG Oh wow! 5mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I‘d never heard of this story until someone posted it as a “guess the book” game on instagram - and the illustrations looked amazing - so I checked to see if the library had it - and here we are! Incredible illustrations, simple but vivid text but my favourite bit was the author bio at the back! Can understand why it won the Caldecott Medal and why it was groundbreaking when it published in 1962.

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caitylaycock
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

″ Crunch, crunch, crunch, his feet sank into the snow.”

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caitylaycock
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

This book could be fun if you live in an area where it rarely snows. This would especially be good if you have younger students.

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caitylaycock
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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This book captures a boys first snowfall. It has very neat illustrations and uses bright colors throughout the book. I think that the pictures look like paintings which makes this book look very special.

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WildAlaskaBibliophile
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A snowy day is the perfect opportunity to brew homemade mulled wine with cinnamon, star anise, and cardomom and stay indoors with a good book.

JenniferEgnor Have you ever had Glühwein? If not, try it! It‘s very similar to this. Basically, it‘s German style. Lidl and Aldi have it in stores right now. (edited) 7mo
WildAlaskaBibliophile Yes, that's what I made, but forgot to reference the German word Gluhwein in my post! Thank you for mentioning it! 🍷🥂 7mo
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Mayadenoma
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“It was a long walk. But Peter was a very special boy.“

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Mayadenoma
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

This book is an excellent choice for teaching about seasons, exploration, and the beauty of the world outside, encouraging outdoor activities and discussions about nature

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Mayadenoma
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The Snowy Day follows the adventures of a young boy as he explores the magic of freshly fallen snow. The story captures the wonder of a winter's day, showing the joy of simple pleasures and discovery

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laurenkiernan
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

This book is written in both English and Spanish which opens the student's eyes to the idea of embracing other languages and cultures. The illustrations also open the student's eyes to appreciate the power of color and the importance of hues in telling a story.

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laurenkiernan
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“The Snow Day“ by Ezra Jack Keats uses the element of color specifically cool and warm hues to explore what is happening in the story. The main character Peter is dressed in a red snowsuit and he explores what can be done in the cold winter snow which is often depicted with blues.

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mariaacuff
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

I enjoyed reading this book because I can relate to waking up and being excited for a snowy day, and I think lots of children feel those same emotions. It is important for children to see relatable stories, this will allow them to know characters in stories are just like them.

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mariaacuff
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This book is a great example to show children the use of shape and space. The illustrations vary greatly from page to page, leaving the reader on the edge of their seat. The illustrator uses many styles of art to convey the story. The illustrator also uses color when putting the child in a red snowsuit to contrast with the snow covered ground.

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bkloppman
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

This book is perfect for the day after a snow day. It would be good for morning meeting, prompting students to share what they did with their snow day. Or to get students excited about wintertime.

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bkloppman
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The illustrations rely heavily on their color to tell their story. As the book progresses and the snow keeps falling, more and more of the page begins to fill with snow. The pages are filled with the main characters fun in the snow, building excitement and presenting a grandness to his actions. When he goes back inside, the illustrations decrease in scale showing that his fun day has come to an end. The illustrations grow when the next day begins

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ClaudiaPicolo1234
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

“The snow was still everywhere. New snow was falling!“

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ClaudiaPicolo1234
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

I would use this book in my classroom to teach children about winter. This book shows a childs perspective on what winter entails. During winter, its cold and it snows. Due to this, we dress with hats and coats.

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ClaudiaPicolo1234
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The use of space is conveyed in the book to show the readers how much snow there is. In each page on the story, most of the page is white to represent the snow. This is beneficial for readers who are learning about winter and snow because it explains it from a child's perspective.

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ClaudiaPicolo1234
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

“Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see.“

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ClaudiaPicolo1234
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

I would use this book in my classroom to teach children about winter and what winter entails. The boy in the story describes his first experiences with snow and what his adventures entailed.

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ClaudiaPicolo1234
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This is an award winning book about a little boy who experiences snow. He describes his first encounters with snow and his adventure. He experiments with footprints, knocking snow from a tree, creating snow angels, and trying to save a snowball for the next day.

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Macey_Mitchell
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“But when he woke up his dream was gone.“

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Macey_Mitchell
Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

This is a very easy read that tends to the imagination and curiosity of young children. This would be a great book to read to young children during the winter season, in order to capture the feelings of a child's first experiences playing in the snow.

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Macey_Mitchell
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Published in 1962, receiving the Caldecott award. This book told the adventures of a young boy on a snowy winter day. It talked about his efforts to keep snow for the next day in fear of all the snow melting away overnight while he slept. Despite the snow melting inside his warm house, to his pleasant surprise when he woke up the next morning there was even more snow for him and his friend to go and explore.

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ShyBookOwl
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Proud bookish mama moment 🤗

AmyG Awwwww ❤️ 11mo
BiblioLitten 💕💕 11mo
BookwormM Too cute 🥰 11mo
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 11mo
Ruthiella 🥰 Love those curls on top! 11mo
ShyBookOwl @Ruthiella They are really coming in! He gets more after every bath lol 11mo
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TheBookgeekFrau
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Snow is falling, house is clean, time to curl up and read ☃️

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MoonWitch94
Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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Thanks for the tag, Lisa! #Two4Tuesday

🎄Decorations come down around January 2 or 3rd. Tree stays up for a week or so after that.

❄️Snowy weather is so peaceful & tranquil. Best reading weather!

✨Who wants to play? @Blerdgal_Fenix @Sleepswithbooks @monalyisha @TieDyeDude

TheSpineView Thanks for playing 🤍❄️ 1y
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emileescengie
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

“He packed it round and firm and put the snowball in his pocket for tomorrow”

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emileescengie
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Love this story and how it portrays the winter! This is a great book for a child who is experiencing snow for the first time

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oliviascrimo
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

Caldecott Award Book
January 1st, 1996
The Snowy Day is a picture book that captures the experience of a little girl experiencing her first snowfall. This book has been shared through generations and is a story that children can relate to.

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maggiedesantis
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

Describes the physical and emotional experiences of Peter and the season's first snowfall
Awards won: Caldecott Medal
Purpose of Award: Most distinguished American Picture Book for Children
Author/Illustrator: Ezra Jack Keats
Date of publication: 1962
Genre: Fiction

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Chrissyreadit
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Hi litsy friends! What is your Winter Season Aesthetic? #winterwonderlandswap
Open to anyone who wants to join in Winter Fun ❄️

Deblovestoread Thanks for the tag! ❄️ 2y
AmyG Thanks Chrissy! (edited) 2y
jen_the_scribe Hey Chrissy, just wondering if you were able to send out your pick for our LMPBC group? Just wanna make sure it didn‘t get lost in transit or something… 2y
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Chrissyreadit @jen_the_scribe I‘m literally going today - I usually had my mom mail stuff because I can only get to Post office on weekends but she has limited mobility these days and is slowly recuperating so I‘m discovering how much her post office runs made a difference. I‘ve had package in car since Sat. But I did not make it in time. Sigh. Sorry! (edited) 2y
jen_the_scribe @Chrissyreadit No worries! Just wanted to make sure 😊 2y
jen_the_scribe @Chrissyreadit I received the book! Thank you so much for the lovely card too 😊❤️ 2y
Chrissyreadit @jen_the_scribe I‘m glad it got there! 2y
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Hannahhh7
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a fiction book published in 1962. It is the first children's picture book to have a black protagonist. The story is about a boy playing in the snow and exploring after the first snowfall of the season. This book won the 1963 Caldecott award for its illustrations.

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loganhiller
Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

Snowy Day is about a young African American boy, Peter, who ventures outside for the first snowfall of the season.
Snowy Day is a Caldecott Metal Award Winner and was one of the first children's picture books with a Black person as the protagonist.

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clairebourq_2023
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The Snowy Day is about a boy named Peter who wakes up and sees that snow had fallen and covered the ground overnight. The story follows Peter and his adventures throughout the day as he plays in the snow. He goes inside to warm up and realizes the snowball he put in his pocket for the following day is gone. He is sad about this, but wakes up the next morning to more snow covering the ground. He realizes he gets to do it all over again.

clairebourq_2023 Author & Illustrator: Ezra Jack Keats
Genre: Children's Literature, Picture Book
Awards: Caldecott Medal 1963 ( most distinguished American picture book for children“. It is awarded to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association )
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Loganfairbanks
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This book was published in 1962 and is a Caldecott winner. This is a lighthearted book about a young boy who goes out and plays in the snow. This is one of the first books to use a black child of the protagonist. I will definitely use this in my classroom!

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gclift
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Written by Ezra Jack Keats, Snowy Day is one of the first children's book to have a black protagonist. This book was written in 1962, and is still a great read for the first snowfall of the year! It is a book that takes us through what children typically do on a snow day. This book has won a Caldecott award. Great read for children!

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erinhannahs
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“But when he woke up his dream was gone. The snow was still everywhere. New snow was falling!“

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erinhannahs
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

A super cute story about Peter's snowy day outside!

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erinhannahs
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I really liked this book! It was a super cute story that just makes your heart feel good. The illustrations are super cute and detailed as well. I would read this story to my students during the winter time!

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Kshakal
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wanderinglynn I love this book ❤️ 2y
Eggs A classic! 2y
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Sapphire
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Really looking forward to FaceTime story time with my 3 month old granddaughter today. They live in the Midwest and I am in Texas.

DivineDiana How wonderful that you have a visit albeit virtual planned! ❤️ 2y
Dilara That's lovely! As a fellow grandmother to a 3-month-old granddaughter, I love those moments! They're the next best thing to a real visit. The book's cover is really nice BTW. 2y
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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🥶 ❄️ 2y
Eggs A classic ❤️❄️💙 2y
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Thndrstd
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1. F@#$ no.
2. Sitting in my warm house, with a hot cup of coffee, reading a good book, occasionally looking out the window and being glad to not be out in the snow.

@TheSpineView
#two4tuesday

Tagging anyone who wants to do it

TheLibrarian Your answers 100% reflect what mine would be 🤣 2y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 2y
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Crazeedi My thoughts exactly!! 2y
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