Snow Globes Everywhere, Even in North Carolina

Cindy: In West Michigan, we live in a snow globe for much of the winter due to the lake effect snow from Lake Michigan, but now other parts of the country are living in one as well—my daughter in North Carolina had enough snow last week to make a full-size snowman!

The snow globe phenomenon is showing up on book covers, too. I first noticed it in the mid-late  2000s, when a blizzard of books by some of my favorite authors appeared:

Three new snow-globe covers reprised the trend in 2017:

If you need a snowy display for February, grab a few snow globes and these teen and children’s titles, linked to their Booklist reviews. Soon you’ll be ready to promote curling up with some good books and a cup of cocoa or tea to keep warm.

Are We There Yet, by David Levithan

Birdland, by Tracy Mack

Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin

On Christmas Eve, by Ann Martin

The Other Side of the Island, by Allegra Goodman

The Possible, by Tara Altebrando

The Someday Suitcase, by Corey Ann Haydu

Wintersong, by S. Jae-Jones

 

Lynn: I love this collection of covers! I can’t resist a terrific cover idea that makes a comeback. Of course, Cindy is right: we do live in a snow globe for much of the winter, and we Michiganders have learned that we need to embrace our snowy climate—or start packing for Arizona.

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Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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