More Great Books about Snow and Snow Crystals!

This list features books about snow that are at a higher reading level -- AR 3 and up. For lists of easy readers and books about winter and hibernation see our Winter Index.

bookcover of SNOW by Cynthia Rylant
by Cynthia Rylant
Lauren Stringe (Illus.)

** Starred Review BookList**

A Celebration of snow in lyrical text and lovely pictures!

3.91 Stars from 161 GoodReads voters

Reading Information:
Word Count:326
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 3.6 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 122947
-- sample pages available

bookcover of Snowflake Bentley  by Jacqueline Briggs MartinSnowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Mary Azarian (Illustrator)

**Caldecott Medal Winner**
** Starred Review BookList**
** Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon** 

A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.

4.13 Stars from 3427 GoodReads voters

Word Count: 979
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 4.4 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 27678
Lexile: AD830L
-- sample pages available

bookcover of THE STORY OF SNOW by Mark Cassino
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder
by Mark Cassino
with Jon Nelson, PhD
Nora Aoyagi (illus.)

** Starred Review BookList** 
** Starred Review Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books**

This is a wonder book about snow that has a great appeal for a variety of ages. It very clearly explains how snow crystals are made, and why there are different kinds of snow. The drawings are very good, but the photographs are just amazing, showing the different sorts of shapes that can form. There is a section at the end on how we can view our own crystals.

4.13 Stars from 148 GoodReads voters
Highly recommended by us.

Word Count: 1,627
Page Count: 36 
Accelerated Reading level:  4.8 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 131879
Lexile: 870L
-- sample pages available

bookcover of SECRET LIFE OF A SNOWFLAKE by Kenneth George Libbrecht
The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes
by Kenneth George Libbrecht

3.94 Stars from 36 GoodReads voters

Provides information about snowflakes, discussing what they are made of, why they appear to be white, how they form and fall, and other related topics.

Word Count: 1,673
Page Count: 48
Accelerated Reading level:  4.9 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 137170
-- sample pages available