Here in the Midwest, we have been getting walloped by snow. I grew up with it and can carry on as usual, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy, especially with a young child. I turn to some of my favorite winter children’s books to stay connected to the magic and beauty of snow, because I know my attitude about the weather will directly affect my daughter’s natural enthusiasm.
Right now I’m smitten with Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay. This is one in a series of Stella books, each of which follows an imaginative red-head and her cautious brother Sam as they explore new territory—the ocean, the forest, or in this instance, vast fields of snow. Stella is far more experienced in the ways of the world, so she teaches Sam about its mysteries.