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Arctic Wolves of the Tundra
Barren Grounds
Chicken in Mittens
Children's Blizzard, 1888
Chill of the Ice Dragon
Geronimo on Ice!
I Am Ava, Seeker in the Snow
Ice Wolves
Penny and Her Sled
Prisoner of Ice and Snow
Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik!
Quest of the Cubs
Rabbit's Bad Habits
Racing Snowmobiles
Science of Blizzards
Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle
Snow and Ice Sports
Snowboarding Slopestyle
Voyage of the Frostheart
Wonderful Winter


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Arctic Wolves of the Tundra / Nick Christopher

The tundra is very cold and difficult for animals to survive in. The ones who live there have developed special adaptations to help them stay warm and find food. For example arctic wolves often have white fur to help them blend in with the snow, so they can sneak on their prey. Readers learn this and many other fun facts about these powerful predators. --Provided by publisher


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The Barren Grounds / David Robertson ; [interior illustrations, Natasha Donovan]

"Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home -- until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything -- including them".--Page [2] of cover.


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Chicken in Mittens / Adam Lehrhaupt ; illustrated by Shahar Kober

With a warm pair of mittens, Zoey the chicken and Sam the pig head to the North Pole on a snowy day, thanks to their imaginations.


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The Children's Blizzard, 1888 / Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson

When John Hale's parents moved from Chicago to a farm in the Dakota Territory in the late 1880s, he was not happy (too hot in summer, too cold in winter, and that is just the beginning); but after a year, and now eleven, he has settled in and made some friends at school--but when a sunny day in January 1888 turns abruptly into a deadly blizzard he will need all his strength and courage to survive what became known to history as The Children's Blizzard.


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Chill of the Ice Dragon / Tracey West ; illustrated by Nina de Polonia

The Dragon Masters are still reeling from the desertion of Rori and her fire dragon Vulcan, when Mina, a Dragon Master from the far north, arrives with a problem--King Lars needs a fire dragon to defeat the Ice Giant who has frozen his kingdom; and so the Dragon Masters set out to find Rori and convince her to help.


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Geronimo on Ice! / Geronimo Stilton ; [illustrations by Danilo Loizedda and Daria Cerchi ; translated by Andrea Schaff

When Geronimo Stilton learns someone wants to steal the antique silver skates being offered as a prize in Mouse Island's annual winter Ice Skating Championships, he races to uncover the mysterious thief and save the prize.


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I Am Ava, Seeker in the Snow / Catherine Stier ; illustrated by Francesca Rosa

After avalanche rescue dog Ava, a chocolate Labrador retriever, finally gets to help her handler, Nate, with a real rescue, she realizes that her job at the ski resort includes other important tasks, too.


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Ice Wolves / Amie Kaufman

Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives. So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they're family, Rayna is Anders's only true friend.


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Penny and Her Sled / Kevin Henkes

Penny has a new sled, but will it ever snow?


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Prisoner of Ice and Snow / Ruth Lauren

"When thirteen-year-old Valor is arrested, she could not be happier. Demidova's prison for criminal children is exactly where she wants to be. Valor's sister Sasha is already serving a life sentence for stealing from the royal family, and Valor is going to help her escape . . . from the inside"--


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Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik! / Roselynn Akulukjuk and Danny Christopher ; illustrated by Astrid Arijanto

"What creatures lurk beneath the sea ice? Putuguq and Kublu-two siblings who can't seem to get along-are about to find out! On their way to the shoreline, Putuguq and Kublu run into their grandfather, who has a stern warning for the pair: always beware when playing on the shore, because you never know if a qalupalik, a mythical creature that kidnaps children, is lying in wait under the ice. Kublu is pretty sure their grandfather is just trying to spook them with a scary story from the past̀¥.but maybe not?"--Provided by publisher.


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The Quest of the Cubs / Kathryn Lasky

It is a time of trouble in the Northern Kingdoms because a group of power-hungry polar bears called Roguers has been snatching cubs from their mothers and killing those who resist; but Svenna is not about to relinquish her two cubs to that fate, so she agrees to go with the Roguers and serve Mystress of the Hands if her cubs, who have special powers, are allowed to stay with her cousin--but nobody is truly safe when a way of life is collapsing around them.


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Rabbit's Bad Habits / story by Julian Gough ; illustrations by Jim Field

"When Bear wakes up early from her hibernation, she decides to build a snowman. Her grumpy neighbor, Rabbit, decides to build an even better one. Rabbit & Bear: Rabbits Bad Habits is full of laugh-out-loud moments and chronicles the forming of an unlikely friendship"--Provided by publisher.


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Racing Snowmobiles / Jane Katirgis and Bob Woods

More than a million Americans own snowmobiles. Every winter, they get ready to race. Riders hop on their hot machines for some cold-weather fun. How do you drive a snowmobile? What are the races like? How can you stay safe while racing? Readers learn all about the exciting sport of snowmobiling. Color photographs, a glossary, and fact boxes will get them ready for this exciting adventure.


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The Science of Blizzards / Joanne Mattern

"A book for young readers about how blizzards occur and how to prepare for them."--


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Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle / Laura Purdie Salas ; illustrated by Claudine Gévry

Fact-filled rhymes and evocative natural-world artwork depict a variety of familiar wild animals, from snakes and foxes to hummingbirds and whales, who survive the cold winter season through migration or hibernation.


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Snow and Ice Sports / Louise Spilsbury

When it's cold outside, super sports girls get out on the ice and into the snow. Ice climbing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling: these are just a few of the winter sports women have competed in and excelled. Readers learn about the different ways they too can get out during the winter. Stories of competitive women athletes and dramatic images inspire readers to get active, and information about technique and how to get involved in winter sports encourages safe practices.


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Snowboarding Slopestyle / Thomas K. Adamson

"Engaging images accompany information about snowboarding slopestyle. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--


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Voyage of the Frostheart / Jamie Littler

"In a snow-covered land where monsters rule the icy tundra, only song weavers hold the power to control these vicious giants. But for centuries song weavers have been the subject of suspicion--how can those who hold so much power be trusted? Ever since his parents were lost on a pathfinding expedition, Ash has spent his life as an outcast. As a budding song weaver, his village marked him as a potential threat, even though all he wants to do is protect them. Eager to find his place in the world, he and his cantankerous yeti caretaker seek passage on the Frostheart: a ship-like sleigh whose mission is to explore faraway lands. There he meets a fast-talking, spunky navigator, a walrus captain with a peg leg who runs a tight sleigh, and a mysterious traveler who encourages him to hone his song. But can Ash's song weaving save the Frostheart from the monsters hiding under the ice? Or will his untamed powers put his newfound friends in jeopardy?"--


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Wonderful Winter / Bruce Goldstone

"A photographic picture book providing a comprehensive overview of facts about winter."--

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