Pfeffer, Wendy. The Shortest Day (New York: Dutton Juvenile, 2003). Ages 4-10.

Shragg, Karen. A Solstice Tree for Jenny (Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2001). Ages 4-8.

(Both reviewed in Parenting Beyond Belief.)

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Snowflake Bentley (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998). A winner of the Caldecott Medal, this is the true story of Wilson Bentley, who used a microscopic camera to photograph the wonders of snow, showing that no two flakes are alike and that each has stunning beauty. Ages 4-8.

(See also the marvelous In Nature's Honor in the Earth Day section, below.)

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