Winter Wonderland

Introduction:

 Winter Wonderland, snowflake WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND!!!

Welcome to the official Kidzone space for winter.  On this site you’ll find all kinds of cool and interesting information on snow, winter holidays, and cold weather, as well as recommended books and websites.  So grab a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa, and…enjoy!!!!

Internet Links:

Map of North America, showing Alberta ClipperWeather Wiz Kids
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-winter-storms.htm
Come and learn about how and why winter storms start.

 

Raindrops figure carton with human face and glassesWeb Weather for Kids
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/
Come and explore the different types of weather at the same time try your hand at forecasting. 

 

Chocolate dessertKraft Holiday Recipes
http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-entertaining/holidays/christmas/christmas-desserts.aspx
Who doesn't love holiday food?  See for yourself!!!

National Geographic for Kids, frost on leavesNational Geographic for Kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/puzzlesquizzes/quizyournoodle-winter-holidays/
This site has all kinds of interesting information on holidays, customs and culture.

Articles & Databases:

Encyclopedia Britannica Online for Kids
http://misc.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/remote/?res=ebkids
Database Question: What are collections of as many as 100 ice crystals, which appear in an infinite variety of forms and are often beautifully intricate; form generally a hexagonal, or six-sided, structure because of the natural arrangement of oxygen and hydrogen atoms in the crystal; grow rapidly if the air is humid, develop branches, and clump together to form these, and in colder and drier air, the crystals remain small and compact?

Print Resources

Explore Winter, book cover

Explore Winter!  25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter
by Maxine Anderson ; illustrated by Alexis Frederick-Frost
J 508.2 A
This book has experiments and projects to learn about winter.  Learn about the scientific method and why the earth has seasons.

What Happens in Winter, book cover

What Happens in Winter?
by Sara L. Latta
J 508.2 L
This book tells why snow forms and how animals survive in the cold.  Brrr!!!!
 
 

K is for Kwanzaa, book cover

K is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book
by Juwanda G. Ford ; illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
J 394.261 F 
Started in 1966 as a festival for the “first fruits of the harvest,” Kwanzaa has become an important part of African-American history and culture.
 

Celebrating Kwanzaa, book cover

Celebrating Kwanzaa
by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith ; photographs by Lawrence Migdale
J 394.268 H
This book is a narrative by a young lady named Andiey Barnes telling about the holiday of Kwanzaa.
 

Christmas around the World, book cover

Christmas Around the World
by Mary D. Lankford ; illustrated by Karen Dugan
J 394.2682 L
This book describes how Christmas is celebrated in countries throughout the world.  Read about when famous Christmas songs were written, how hot it is in Australia during the holiday, and say Joyeux Noel in Canada.  Deck the halls!!!
 

The Ziz and the Hanukkah Miracle, book cover

The Ziz and the Hanukkah Miracle
by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn
J-E FIC JULES
A yellow bird called a “ziz” is given a lamp he only wants to use for himself… until the Maccabbees come along and need his help.
 

More or the Best Holiday Crafts Ever, book cover

More of the Best Holiday Crafts Ever!
by Kathy Ross ; illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm
J 745.59 R
This book covers many holidays.  Make ears of corn for Kwanzaa, a dreidel for Hanukkah, and a Christmas card. ‘Tis the season!!
 

The Polar Express, book cover

The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg
J-E FIC VAN ALLSBURG
A little boy rides the Polar Express to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus and celebrate Christmas, where he receives a very special gift.
 

The Golden Dreydl, book cover

The Golden Dreydl
by Ellen Kushner ; illustrated by Ilene Winn-Lederer
J FIC KUSHNER
Sara finds her family’s Chanukah celebration boring until her Aunt Miriam gives her a magic, golden dreydl and the adventure begins!!  Oy gevalt!!!!