I always enjoy reading everyone’s Six for Sunday posts, based on prompts from Steph at alittlebutalot, and have been saying since about this time last year I was going to join in more often! Having failed miserably, I’m going to try and get into it now ahead of 2020 in the hopes of establishing a routine for getting the posts up…
So, onto today’s prompt –
Books with Snow or Ice in the title…
A book for all ages – The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson
This has always been a favourite fairytale of mine – a cold, charming female villain; a beautiful, wintry setting; a quest to save a missing friend who is suddenly changed and distant with a brave and determined girl undertaking it (hello MG fantasy adventure!); the exquisite violence of shards of mirror to the eye; the imagery and, well, fairytale-ness of the whole thing!
A picture book – One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth
This might be my absolute favourite wintry picture book. I love the Percy the Park Keeper stories – full of nature, kindness, warmth and a gentle humour, these are classic stories which stand the test of time and never fail to make me smile. And One Snowy Night is probably my favourite of all of them too – when all the animals get too cold, they turn yo Pedcy to find a bed in his warm hut for the night. It’s getting pretty full when there’s a strange noise…what could it be?
The cosiest bedtime story going – nothing better to snuggle up together with on a winter night! I love it!
An early chapter book – Bad Nana: That’s Snow Business by Sophy Henn
Bad Nana is brilliant and she’s back with snow and showbiz sparkle ready for the local Winter talent show!
Pacy, hilarious and superbly written (there’s a flavour of Lauren Child but a distinct style and voice too) this is such a great illustrated series for those just starting on chapter books.
An MG book – Snowglobe by Amy Wilson
Magical, imaginative and atmospheric with some fantastic works building and imagery – this is a great read any time of year. You can read my review of it here.
A YA book – A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke – TBR!
OK, while I could think of a fair few YA books with snow in the title, I hadn’t actually read any of them (yes, I need to up my YA reading game!) but this is one I’d like to try based on its blurb!
An adult book – Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
I love this – inspired by a fairytale (though not one I know) it’s a wonderful winter read, perfect for cosying up with.
Although, I should also add that while magical and atmospheric and hopeful it is also heartbreaking at times, with both the loss of and longing for a child main themes.