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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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MoonWitch94
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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 🤍❄️ 1mo
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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
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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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! ❄️ 2mo
AmyG Thanks Chrissy! (edited) 2mo
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… 2mo
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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) 2mo
jen_the_scribe @Chrissyreadit No worries! Just wanted to make sure 😊 2mo
jen_the_scribe @Chrissyreadit I received the book! Thank you so much for the lovely card too 😊❤️ 2mo
Chrissyreadit @jen_the_scribe I‘m glad it got there! 2mo
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Hannahhh7
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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
Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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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
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

“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
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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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 ❤️ 5mo
Eggs A classic! 5mo
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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! ❤️ 12mo
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. 12mo
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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🥶 ❄️ 12mo
Eggs A classic ❤️❄️💙 12mo
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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 🤣 13mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 13mo
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Crazeedi My thoughts exactly!! 13mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 26: Family Time. Ok. I‘m not a big fan of the snow (all those years enduring Wisconsin winters), but the smiles on the kiddos‘ faces will melt any heart. ❄️ ❤️ #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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wanderinglynn
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#weekendreads

1. The Hidden Life of Trees & getting ready to start the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series

2. The Holiday, Love Actually, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version)

3. Love this tagged book ❄️

Have you played? @TheSpineView @Eggs @damselsgotballs @Crazeedi @Texreader

TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 13mo
Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Crazeedi Thanks for the tag Lynn!!❤💚 13mo
damselsgotballs Thanks for the tag!♥️ 13mo
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Texreader
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Crazeedi I'd go for warm and muggy!! 14mo
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Emilymdxn
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I‘d never read this picture book classic before this year. I loved the simplicity and the sense of wonder, and I also adored all the rich colours in the illustrations. Love the iconic red snowsuit.

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick +26

Angitron Oh my gosh, I‘d completely forgotten about this book until I saw this cover. I used to LOVE this as a kid. Thanks for the warm memory! ☺️ 14mo
5feet.of.fury I love this one! 14mo
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DebinHawaii
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#WishesandBlessings

When I think of seasonal books & #red I think about Peter‘s red snowsuit in The Snowy Day. It‘s one of my favorite children‘s books & I coveted that read snowsuit.😍 I loved when they brought out the Forever stamps honoring the book & author a few years ago. Red book 📕❤️

wanderinglynn I love this book! It‘s one of my faves. ❤️❄️ 14mo
tpixie I love this book 📕 I just bought a book of these stamps last weekend! 14mo
Eggs A beautiful classic❣️ I remember those stamps❤️❄️👍🏼 14mo
StayCurious that's so cool! I wish Canada had more variety in stamps 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it ❤️ 14mo
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dimedgirl
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Finally have the courage to start posting again. Winter is my favorite time of year ☃️

1) The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Cute children‘s picture book.
2) Yes!! It‘s beautiful to see freshly laid snow in the morning.
3) Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin. A retelling I‘ve been dying to get my hands on. Looks stunning too.

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Oh I love retellings! I‘ll have to look up your 3! Thank you for posting! 14mo
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wanderinglynn
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#wondrouswednesday a little late

1. Reading!

2. Tagged

3. Fun co-workers

Eggs How fun🥳👍🏼🎄 1y
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AmyG
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Whelp, looks like it‘s a reading day.

Simona &#@£] ? 2y
TEArificbooks I love snow in the spring! 2y
Tamra Wishing you green again! 🤞🏾 2y
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wanderinglynn 😳 where do you live?!? 😳😱🥶 2y
AmyG @wanderinglynn Colorado...in the mountains. 2y
wanderinglynn Ah, that makes sense. I have a friend in Aurora and she‘s always posting crazy weather pics. 2y
Soubhiville Oh no! Well, I hope you don‘t need to go anywhere. Enjoy your reading! 2y
Deblovestoread It looks beautiful! 2y
Cupcake12 Beautiful x 2y
erzascarletbookgasm ❄️ 🥶 2y
Leftcoastzen I hope it didn‘t ruin any plans, beautiful to look at . it‘s gonna be 93 where I live , makes me grumpy. 2y
Tera66 So pretty! We are getting snow in Colorado tonight,❄ I love it. 2y
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emilypalkovich
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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a realistic fiction story that won a Caldecott Metal. This story is about a young boy named Peter that wakes up to find heavy snowfall. Excited to play, Peter goes outside in his red snow clothes. Although Peter is too young to play in a snowball fight, he finds his own fun in making snow angels and snowmen. This story would be great for an author study because there is so much to learn about Keats and how he

emilypalkovich came from nothing and became successful. A link to a website with more information about Keats is https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/about-ezra/. A good UDL strategy for this story is to provide options for self regulation because promoting expectations will help students create a better author study. An EL strategy that would work well in pair with this is number 11: place language in meaningful context, because it would be used for an (edited) 2y
DrSpalding When you see stories that can be used in other content areas, use them! As soon as you see snow in the title, this would be an excellent science read aloud. We did this a few years ago with students from the creative school and bought the fake snow to use as a science experiment. Sadly children in Florida do not get to see snow often and in fact I did not see it until I was 30 years old! 2y
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ReaganT
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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a RF book and a Caldecott Medal Winner. It is a book about a little boy waking up to snow in his neighborhood and exploring. He packs some snow in his pocket to use the next day but wakes up to find it gone! Luckily it had snowed even more that night. Sweet book and I love the illustrations! Good for young readers.

ReaganT http://homeschoolcreations.com/files/Snowy_Day_Printables.pdf This link provides over 20 worksheets and activities based on the book good for a kindergarten or 1st grade class. This activity uses UDL principle 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. An ESOL strategy that can be used is 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. 2y
KeanaE This is such an amazing book! I absolutely loved that you included this resource. Did you know that this author has an award named after him and this book. 2y
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ReaganT @KeanaE actually I picked the Ezra Jack Keats award as my favorite on the google docs! I didn‘t actually notice that he was the author, it just didn‘t click😂 2y
ToddSalerno Even though this is RF, I could imagine this book utilized before a science lesson of states of matter (solid ice melting into liquid water). What a fun short picture book to kick off the lesson!! 2y
Sdemps This book cover offers beautiful imagery and I can see why this book has won a Caldecott award. The website that you provided is one that teachers could get great use out of. 2y
DrSpalding You are correct that this is a wonderful read aloud for young students. A few years ago we invited preschoolers from the creative school on campus to the teaching Academy. We read aloud this book and then provided them with fake snow for a science lesson! Helpful resource. 2y
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jb72
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Gift - I bought some new undies. I‘ve decided this year I‘m replacing all my undies. 🩲
Date - I had lunch and shopping with my SO daughter
Reread The Snowy Day - my fav childhood book
I‘ve started spring cleaning my living room. I hope to finish it up today.
To be fair - I nap on most days. 😴

ElizaMarie I love all this!!! You are great! Also... I did the same with clothing .. been slowly weeding it out 2y
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CocoReads
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The current view from my window. I have to leave for work in an hour. I can honestly say, I‘ve never looked forward to anything less. My BIL texted me this morning that our parking lot at work hadn‘t been plowed. But that was around 6-I‘m hoping they‘ve gotten to it by now. Pretty sure the snow is deeper than my boots.

MittenGirlPeach Ughhhhh. Sending strength and warm thoughts! 2y
JacqMac Yuck! Good luck. I‘m very ready for winter to be over. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oh ugh! Good luck!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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TheSpineView Yikes! 2y
CocoReads Parking lot plowed mostly. The aisles, not the actual parking spots. Snow I‘d definitely deeper than my boots. And our technology isn‘t working at work again so the only way to fill the meds is by going to each station snd manually looking to see what needs to be filled. 🙄 it‘s been a week now and it‘s only worked a couple of times in that week. I‘m over everything. The cold, the snow, work. 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Hope your day got better! We‘re getting freezing rain here and it‘s still going. 2y
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl freezing rain is the worst! Hope it‘s over now! 2y
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valeriegeary
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It snowed like 6 inches in Portland this weekend. Charlie is not thrilled. I, on the other hand, have the perfect excuse to snuggle up on the couch and read. Ha! Like I really need an excuse?

AmyG He is a handsome guy. ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Charlie‘s expression is AWESOME. 😆😆 2y
DogMomIrene Charlie, I hope the snow melts quickly for you. 2y
batsy 😆😍 2y
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BookishTrish
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I blame you @FantasyChick

FantasyChick Haha You keep it. I don't need any more 🤣 2y
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kspenmoll
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#snowday #snowwork #snowplay #snowballfight
After unearthing our car, a snowball flew my way. What a delight to engage in a snowball fight!

Jemgirl2014 Oh, my God! I had this book when I was in preschool. Back in the early 80s. Thanks for the memory. 😊 2y
kspenmoll @Jemgirl2014 My son‘s! Such an enduring books- post office issued stamps a few years back. 2y
Jemgirl2014 @kspenmoll It's definitely a classic! Appreciated by all. Young and old. 😊 2y
Jaimelire Wonderful book 2y
Suet624 awww...that's so sweet. 2y
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dariazeoli
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Still snowing... I have no intentions of going out there until the landlord moves the snow away ⛄️

AmyG I heard you are getting quite the storm! Yikes. 2y
Librariana Stay safe and warm! 💜 2y
TheBookHippie Goodness!!! Send SOS if you need coffee or tea 🥶🥶 2y
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IamIamIam
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Front door view... debating on whether or not I should shovel now or later... the books are calling louder than the shovel... 😂
Stay safe and comfy, fellow northeasterners!!!

Cathythoughts Lovely picture ❄️❄️❄️ 2y
TheKidUpstairs Looks like it's still snowing, which means shovel later! 2y
IamIamIam @Cathythoughts Thanks!! It always looks nice as it's happening and all is quiet! 2y
IamIamIam @TheKidUpstairs I heard the heaviest snow is rolling in now so I'll probably wait at least an hour. Might as well make muffins!!! 2y
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Eggs
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NBR. My Christmas wish for snow came true today-the biggest flake clusters I‘ve seen in a long time❄️❄️ Good day for warm beverages, blankets, and books. Have a blessed day!

MidnightBookGirl Lovely!
2y
Julsmarshall Snowing here too and it makes me so happy! 2y
BookishBelle Nice! We‘ve got some forecasted for tonight into tomorrow. Since we don‘t do snow well here, I‘ve got one more teleworking day!❄️🎉 2y
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kspenmoll Lovely snow blanket! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I love snow!! 2y
Deblovestoread Lovely snow! 2y
Cupcake12 Beautiful x 2y
Soubhiville Isn‘t it weird? My poor dog hates it. I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it. 2y
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DebinHawaii
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If you like childten‘s books or still have holiday shopping to do for the younger set, here‘s a list from Vulture of Misty Copeland‘s 10 Favorite Children‘s Books. The Snowy Day was one of my first books—such a classic.❄️💙❄️

https://www.vulture.com/2020/12/misty-copeland-favorite-childrens-books.html?utm...

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Cosmos_Moon
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One of my favorite kids books of all time!

1. I do not live somewhere with snow, but this is the last time I was in WI in the winter. Me and my mom skiing in 2018. I miss snow too!
2. Yes! I think 4... My first few years were not very active, but love Litsy! I love having endless suggestions for fabulous books to read and the amazing litsy community 🥰

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Who else wants to play this week?

Eggs Great photo💙❄️💙 Thanks for joining in 🙏🏻❤️👏🏻 2y
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wanderinglynn
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#wondrouswednesday

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

1. Not anymore, but this photo is from when I lived in northern VA a few years ago (maybe 2016?). My Lil D used to love bounding around in the snow.

2. 4 years? I love the friendships I‘ve made. ❤️❤️❤️

TheSpineView You're welcome! ❄❄❄ 2y
Eggs Beautiful! Snow beautifies everything - thanks for this ❤️❄️👍🏼💙 2y
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Eggs
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erzascarletbookgasm ❤️👍 2y
EadieB Nice! 2y
TheSpineView Love that quote! ❤❄ 2y
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Kenyazero
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The post office had The Snow Day stamps when I went in for holiday stamps. Did I have to buy a book of stamps of a childhood favorite by an author best known for bringing multiculturalism and black characters into children's literature? Yes. Absolutely.

kspenmoll They are back!!! I git them last year! 2y
Kenyazero @kspenmoll I don't think I even bought stamps last year, so I'm glad they're back! 2y
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ncsufoxes
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Watched 2 Christmas shows with my youngest, 12 points. #merryreaders #christmasgames2020

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Kshakal
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Kenyazero I used to adore this book as a kid. I'd always try to do footprint experiments and walk backwards so people thought I had been going the other way just like in this book. I still think about it every time I walk in fresh snow because of his explorations in the snow and because my feet point out like in one of his walking experiments. 2y
Kshakal @Kenyazero I love this... we read it in my classroom before snowstorms and my students love it!! 2y
Kenyazero @Kshakal aw! That's incredibly charming! 🥰 2y
Kshakal @Kenyazero thanks! 😊 2y
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jb72
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#30daysofgratitude #newyear_newyou

Nov 25 Prompt: Children‘s books. I am so very thankful for all of the children‘s books that have come into my life. I had very few books as a kid. The Snowy Day was my favorite book as a child. I absolutely loved it then and today. What are your favorite children‘s books?
Gratitude
1. The Snowy Day
2. Button Soup
3. Binky The Space Cat
4. The Most Magnificent Thing
5. Rumple Buttercup

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katy4peas
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Hmmm. Woke up to this. Where did Fall go?? 😢

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm WHAAA?!? 😱🥶 2y
katy4peas @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm yep. And there was a snowplow 😩 #notreadyforwinter 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @katy4peas Snow before Halloween is just pure evil! 😟 2y
Jess861 ummmm.......no! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Noooooo!!!! 😩 2y
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jb72
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#tbrcrewbingo #tbrcrew

1: the first book I remember reading was The Snowy Day
2: male protagonist - The Invisible Man

ElizaMarie I don‘t recall ever reading the Snow Day book 2y
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BookwormDownUnder
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What are your favourite books from childhood? One of mine is The Snowy Day. And my teddy bear had been with me for nearly 50 years. He‘s very special!

#childrensbooks #feelingnostalgic