First, congratulations to the ALA award winners announced earlier today: http://ala.org/news/pr?id=9108 The list includes lots of beautiful picture books!
Speaking of picture books (that is what this blog is all about) Ms. McDaniel's fifth grade class beautifully reviewed some winter titles.
Evyn said that her winter book would be about when she and her brother made igloos and a stray dog played with them. Sounds like a magical winter scene! Here are her drawings of Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner, ill. by Mark Buehner, and Axle Annie, by Robin Pulver, ill. by Ted Arnold:
Antwuan enjoyed Axle Annie's mantra, but wished the school bus could fly, to ease the journey up Tiger Mountain. He drew Axle Annie and Snowmen at Christmas, as well.
Savannah loved the snowdogs in Snowmen at Christmas, but only wished there were more.
In Snowmen at Christmas, Gabe enjoyed "when the snowman was handing out snowcones because they're technically eating themselves." He drew that scene:
Great job fifth graders! Perhaps there will be a Caldecott in your future!