Friday, January 16, 2009

Winter Books!

Happy "Cold" Day! I hope those of you who have to venture outside are staying warm!

Here are a few books about winter to think about (or read) over the long weekend!

Wintersmith, by Terry Prachett. Tiffany Aching, a witch in training, finds herself the recipient of Winter's affections. Will she be able to make things right so that summer will come? Even if you haven't read Hat Full of Sky or The Wee Freemen, this is a great adventure (and a great introduction to Terry Prachett).

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. After an asteroid hits the moon, Miranda and her family have to adjust to the new climate on Earth, which seems to be an endless winter. Read this or the companion book, The Dead and the Gone.

Try East by Edith Pattou or Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessie George for two different takes on a Scandinavian folk tale.

Of course you can always read C.S. Lewis' The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and be chilled by the White Witch (perhaps you can enjoy some Turkish Delight!)

If you are a bit more adventurous, read Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen, an alternate telling of the book Hatchet.

And if you are like me and would rather escape to somewhere warm, do a county-cat search for summer and pick out one of our many books on warmer weather!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (finally finishing Chains...looking forward to starting something new this weekend!

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