Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Snowing!

 We've found a new book, new because it was just published in 2011.  It's Snowing by Gail Gibbons presents the science behind snowfall, drawing children in with her bright illustrations and maps.

What I especially like about Gail Gibbons easy to understand account is that she credits the National Weather Service and their meteorologists for her spot-on information.  Yep, around here, we think VERY highly of the National Weather Service.  We only get our weather information from http://weather.noaa.gov/ or http://weather.gov/ or NOAA Weather Radio (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/).  Traveling?  Then plan your trip by the National Weather Service's forecasts.

Looking for accuracy and expertise, then I encourage you to check out the National Weather Service as opposed to weather.com.  Seriously, the statistics are the proof.  And we may be a tad bit biased toward meteorologists; after all, Papa Terry did just retire from NWS.

Either way, Gail Gibbons gives an excellent, spot-on account explaining how snow forms, the different forms of winter precipitation, and how to prepare for winter weather.  Check out It's Snowing!  by Gail Gibbons, or purchase it from the recent Scholastic handouts.  It's well worth the effort!  For my part, I plan on purchasing our own copy.


  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog (via the Post of the Month club). I'm excited to have found yours. I love children's books. In fact, my brother is a children's book illustrator, and he just had a book published in October. It's a lovely little story about friendship called Jane & Mizmow if you want to check it out. :D

    1. Yay, I'm so excited to be introduced to a new childrens' book illustrator! I'm tickled to find that our library has Jane & Mizmow, so I can't wait to get that into our hands. After a quick look on amazon.com, I discovered that we can thank your brother, Matthew Armstrong, for those beautiful The Return to Narnia illustrations! I wish I could get my hands on that book, but unfortunately our library doesn't have it yet.

      Katie, thanks for stopping by; it's been a delight!

  2. Your website is incredible! We are quite the readers (our 3 year old included) and love finding new friends in books. I will be pouring over your website in the coming days - and will pick up this book at the library, since we JUST got or first snowfall in Oxford! So excited you stopped by my site and that it led me to your treasure trove! Just wonderful...