Five Snowy Books With A Family Connection

Winter comes with more than it’s fair share of holiday and family traditions but here are five books that celebrate family connections on ordinary days.

 

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen illustrated by John Schoenherr

A girl and her father go out looking for owls in a book that brings magic to an ordinary snowy night.

Snow Sisters by Kerri Kokias illustrated by Teagan White

 

Two sisters with very different ideas about what makes the perfect snow day.

 

What if Butterflies Loved Snow? by Jessie Stevens and Madhawi Karaya

 

A girl and her mother snuggle in bed and wonder what it would be like if butterflies brightened up the winter.

Snow Comes to the Farm by Nathaniel Tripp illustrated by Kate Kiesler

 

Brothers spend the day together watching the woods fill up with snow.

The Mitten by Jan Brett 

 

Grandmother knits her grandson a pair of snowy mittens in this silly winter story.

 

What’s your favorite winter book? Does it also celebrate a family connection?

 

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Author Questions

My first children’s book was published this spring.

(Shameless plug: Here it is on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/What-If-Butterflies-Loved-Snow/dp/194568190X/  – it’d make a great Christmas gift! )

A few months later I’ve, mostly, stopped looking for someone else in the room when people ask “the author” a question and I’m starting to see a pattern emerge in those questions asked.

Yes, I did really write the book. (PSA announcement: Don’t ask people that. Just don’t.)

Nope, I didn’t draw a single picture. (Occasionally I think drawing a butterfly in the book when I sign it is a good idea. And it is a good idea, in theory….)

Yes, I’d be happy to tell you the long crazy story of how it was published. How much time do you have? (Shameless plug #2: Sign up for our newsletter at whatifbutterflieslovedsnow.com to learn the story.)

And yes, unless you are a full blood relation, I will indeed avoid telling you exactly how much I earn per book. (PSA announcement #2: Do unto others as Ann Landers would do unto you.)

But for those of you who can’t contain your curiosity at just how much cash I may be raking in I have two facts for you:

  1. I’m very happy with the amount of books we’ve been selling. (You guys, people read my book to little kids! Ones I don’t know! That’s astounding!)
  2. It was 27°F when drove the kids to school with my drivers side window down because it’s broken and no longer goes up. (It’s second in line of cars to be fixed as that’s not a safety issue, just cold, inconvenient and noisy.)(Shameless plug #3: Authors like windows that roll up all the way when it snows. Reviews sell books- leave your book review here: https://www.amazon.com/What-If-Butterflies-Loved-Snow/dp/194568190X/#customerReviews )

 

Have any more author-y questions you’d like answered? Ask away!

 

A Learned Woman

I have a four year degree, in theory it was awarded for my studies in biology.

It’s actuality I think it’s a degree in procrastination and late night cramming.

It worked then and it’s a skill I haven’t forgotten.

 

The current state of my table. Piling everything in one place counts as organization and preparation right?

This weekend I’m doing my first library program and with just one more night of cramming I should be prepared.

All I need is a beer and a package of ramen and I’ll feel 22 again.

Out and About: Interview and Book Review on Wee Bit Wordy

Thanks for stopping by on this lovely spring day but we aren’t home today…

…we are out and about with Wee Bit Wordy!

 

Pop on over, check out his wonderful review of What If Butterflies Loved Snow? and find out which part of our next book we are already dreading working on.

Then stay awhile, check out some more reviews and see what Wee Bit Wordy is up to, there is good stuff going on in his corner of the internet!

What If Butterflies Loved Snow?

It’s official.  The book is out!

You can buy it on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk !

You can order it and hold it in your hands. (I highly recommend this – it’s so pretty and shiny!)

You can take selfies with it and accidentally stab yourself in the eye with it (but I wouldn’t recommend that at all).

You can take pictures of it being read by children and share them with us. (They melt our hearts those pictures.) 

You can take pictures of it being extra beautified with flowers. (Tooks’ artwork is spectacular so it’s already beautiful but more flowers is always a good thing.)

You can share those pictures on social media, tag us and we will send you this awesome signed bookplate. (For real, free bookplates to the first 50 people signed by both of us. Please remember Tooks and I live across an ocean from one another, these bookplates have traveled!) 

You can leave a review on Amazon. (Ensuring a warm fuzzy place in our hearts forever.)

And you can tell your friends, and the lady at the post office, and the man at the grocery store, and the woman at the gas station… (At least that’s what I did…)

Because – look – dream come true- it’s a real book!

“Ummm… what are you talking about Jessie? “

Sorry! I might be too excited to make sense! Find a bit of backstory here: Off to the Presses

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