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Winter

WE ARE OKAY

We Are Okay (cover)
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
LaCour
Author's First Name: 
Nina
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dutton)
Publication Month: 
February
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
After plodding through the fall of her freshman year, Marin convinced the college to let her spend winter break in her dorm room, alone. When her best friend, Mabel, flies out to visit, Marin must finally confront the abrupt end to the girls' past summer, and its impact on their relationship. A quiet novel, heavy with loss and loneliness, and beautifully written. (Fourteen and up) ~ Kit Ballenger

WINTER IS COMING

Winter is Coming
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnston
Author's First Name: 
Tony
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jim
Illustrator's Last Name: 
LaMarche
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 
2014

A young girl watches with respect and wonder as the days change from golden autumn to gray winter and the forest and woodland animals around her prepare for the change of season.

TWELVE KINDS OF ICE

Skating children
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Obed
Author's First Name: 
Ellen Bryan
Illustrator's First Name: 
Barbara
Illustrator's Last Name: 
McClintock
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2012

Magical memories of Maine winters highlight the joys of ice in its many forms. Twenty short chapters illustrated with delicate pen-and-ink drawings celebrate the season from the first thin skim of ice on sheep pails to the perfect ice for the best skating of one’s dreams.

BEAR HAS A STORY TO TELL

Bear Has a Story to Tell
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Philip C.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Erin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Stead
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2012

Not until he awakens in spring does Bear remember the story he wanted to tell his friends the previous autumn. Pencil and watercolor illustrations balance with white space to create gentle Bear and the soft colors of changing seasons.

OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Messner
Author's First Name: 
Kate
Illustrator's First Name: 
Christopher Silas
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Neal
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2011

As a father and daughter ski through a snow-blanketed woodland observing squirrels, foxes, and hares, cutaway views give readers a window into a fascinating hidden animal kingdom under the snow that scientists call the subnivean zone. There the mice, chipmunks, and bumblebees sleep.

RED SLED

Red Sled
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Judge
Author's First Name: 
Lita
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2011

A winter moon and a snowy hill form the serene backdrop for this almost wordless tale of a bear who co-opts a child’s sled and takes his animal friends on a wild midnight ride . . . only to have the sled’s owner join them in the end.

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