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Now that most of the country is covered in snow, and children will be returning to school in January at a time when the snow is still here, "The Story of Snow" by Mark Cassino and John Nelson is a great choice for parents and teachers to add to a winter's reading list. It is a perfect choice for teaching weather lessons and learning how this amazing part of winter is formed.

The photos of real snow crystals are fascinating, and will inspire questions from children as to how these crystals are formed and the shapes that snow crystals can take. Nora Aoyagi's beautiful watercolor and ink illustrations are done in winter colors of blue and gray. Photos are also magnified to show amazing details of the snow crystals.

"The Story of Snow" is recommended for ages 7-10, but younger children will be intrigued by the photos and illustrations. The text is written in basic sentences for younger children, and more details are added for older children.

This book was published by Chronicle Books, Inc., and has an ISBN of 9780811868662.

You might want to make snow ice cream after reading this beautiful book. Children will want to experiment with the taste of winter after reading about how snow arrives in their yard. Check out the included video if your child has never made a snowman.

Enjoy the snow!

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