blizzard, snow, winter, adventure, problem solvingTitle: Blizzard
Author: John Rocco
Illustrator: John Rocco
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Year of Publication: 2014
Genre: memoir

My kids love this book. I’m not sure if it’s the lovely illustrations, or the fact that it is based on the real life tale of a boy (the author/illustrator) who took things into his own hands and solved a problem for his family and neighbors. Whatever the reason, Carmen has asked her brother to read this to her multiple times and he always obliges. With my students, this book sparked some conversation about the difference between an autobiography and a memoir. Try pairing this great winter picture book with a mug of hot cocoa and a snowflake craft!


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