Children are sponges. They love soaking up new information, especially about things that already interest them and what kid doesn’t like snow?! They will love learning as they read through these nonfiction children’s books about snow:
A favorite of many? Snowflake Bentley. It a beautiful biography of Wilson Bentley whose love of capturing photographs of snowflakes led him to discover that no two snowflakes are alike.
The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes would be a great follow-up read to Snowflake Bentley. Geared towards readers ages 6-12, this book details the journey of a snowflake from its creation in a cloud to its landing place on earth. It includes beautiful pictures of real snowflakes. Here is a three and a half minute video on YouTube by Discovery TV about the author and snowflakes.
We’ve also enjoyed reading many books from the Let’s Read and Find Out Science Series. Like their Snow is Falling book, the books in this series provide a lot of wonderful scientific information in a ways that students can easily understand. Another wonderful author of children’s nonfiction science books is Gail Gibbons. Her It’s Snowing book is just one of the many science books that highlight her informative and engaging style of writing.
To help your students organize and display the information they’re learning about snow this winter, I created the “What I Know About Snow” graphic organizer that I’d love to share with you! There are two graphic organizers in the file: one with lines and one without them. Click here to download!