This Caldecott Award winner proves that snow can still be beautiful–even when you’ve had as much as we’ve had in the past week! Wilson Bentley grew up in Jericho, Vermont, and spent his life photographing snowflakes. Snowflake Bentley, as he is called, loved studying nature; and he loved studying snowflakes most of all. Using a camera with a microscope attached, Bentley took hundreds of pictures of snowflakes, learning that no two were ever alike. The book is filled with bright hand-colored wood-cut illustrations as well as sidebars giving you more details and quotes from Wilson Bentley, reminding us of the beauty of nature.
Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian; Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, $17.00