Category: "News"

Japanese Edition Coming Soon!

March 13th, 2010
An interesting package arrived in the mail earlier this week - it contained a couple of advance copies of The Story of Snow, Japanese edition. Here's a scan of the cover - the book is a bit smaller (physical dimensions) than the US edition. How cool!… more »

Blue Ribbon From BCCB

January 28th, 2010
The Story of Snow has been awarded a 2009 Blue Ribbon from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books! You can see all the details here: http://bccb.lis.illinois.edu/blue09.html - Mark more »

USA Today's Book Roundup

January 21st, 2010
The Story of Snow is featured in today's USA Today's  Book Roundup - in an article entitled Weather the Winter with a Picture Book. The book is described as "an artistic science lesson about the rise and fall of snow crystals."  The article also… more »

Feedback from the Blogosphere

January 1st, 2010
Here are three reviews of The Story of Snow that have appeared in the blogosphere over the last month (plus a few days):  Abby (the) Librarian describes the books as "beautiful and interesting" and discuses pairing it with Snowflake Bentley when… more »

New Review On Bookends, a Booklist Blog

December 29th, 2009
Yesterday, a new review of The Story of Snow appeared on  Bookends, a Booklist blog. Here’s an excerpt:  “They take a rather technical subject and make it “crystal” clear for really young readers and still retain a tangible sense of wonder. This is a… more »

Winston - Salem Journal and Chicago Tribune Reviews

December 27th, 2009
Today’s Winston-Salem Journal has a nice article about books to read on snowy days – and The Story of Snow is one of them.  You can read the whole review, Snow Days Call For Snowy Pages here –… more »

First Snow Crystal Photo of 2009/10

December 19th, 2009
Last week’s storm brought several inches of hard driving, wet snow to Kalamazoo. But after the blizzard passed temperatures grew more mild, and soon patches of grass began to emerge from the melting snow cover. A slight dusting of lake effect snow a… more »

Outstanding Science Trade Book

December 13th, 2009
Great news! The Story of Snow has been named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teacher's Association and Children's Book Council! - Mark more »