Frosty Footprints…

The peaceful blanket of snow covering the brown, barren backyards and far-reaching fields has provided a blank canvas for our furry or feathered friends searching for food & shelter. Have you found a trail or followed footsteps this winter? Did you make your own set of frosty footprints? Or have you found or created a message sketched in the snow?

Even though we were bombarded for a few weeks with snow and cold, I have enjoyed the wonders of winter this year. I especially like discovering footprints in the snow, whether they belong to humans or animals. Where are they going? Did they come from a nearby den? Are they searching for food? Or just exploring like me?

Take a walk while we still have a cover of snow and see what you see! Look for clues about who made the frosty footprints you find or imagine where they might lead. Here are just a few of the books we have in the library that could assist you in your quest:

Even though these are picture books, these suggestions offer insight into the workings of winter:

  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (E KEA)
  • Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner (E MES)
  • Footprints in the Snow by Mei Matsuoka (E MAT)
  • Little Fox in the Snow by Jonathan London (E LON)
  • Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks by Fran Hodgkins (E HOD)
  • In the Snow: Who’s Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George (E GEO)
  • Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee (E YEE)

There are also many resources in non-fiction, so let us help you find what you’d like. The snow may be starting to melt, but any time there is a fresh dusting, a new adventure awaits!

Stay safe, stop in, and savor the scenery…spring is on the way!

Now don’t even get me started on icicles….