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Paperback Coming Fall 2019

Under the Snow

by Melissa Stewart
illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

A cozy look at the amazing ways animals behave and interact with their environments on a snowy day

When snow falls, we go home where it is warm and safe. What about all those animals out there in the forests and fields? What do they do when snow blankets the ground?

Award-winning science writer Melissa Stewart offers a lyrical tour of a variety of habitats, providing young readers with vivid glimpses of animals as they live out the winter beneath the snow and ice. Constance R. Bergum’s glowing watercolors perfectly capture the wonder and magic that can happen under the snow.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-493-8
Publication Date: 9/1/2009
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-1/2″ x 11-1/4″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English
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Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-125-6
Publication Date: 10/1/2019
Page Count: 32
Size: 9″ x 10-1/2″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English

AR Level: 3.4
F&P: GRL M, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: AD780L
Themes: Animal Behavior, Habitats, Weather
BISAC 1: JNF037080 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Weather
BISAC 2: JNF0003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General


“This beautiful picture book will compliment the science curriculum and also makes for a great read aloud.” ―Booklist

“This pleasing addition is a great read-aloud for units on winter and animal habitats.” ―School Library Journal

“Readers will come away with an appreciation for the adaptability and endurance of the animal world.” ―Kirkus Reviews


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2010

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Meet the Author

Melissa Stewart earned degrees from Union College and New York University and worked as an editor. She is the author of more than sixty books and lives in Massachusetts. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Constance R. Bergum has illustrated several children’s books. She holds an MFA in illustration from Marywood University and lives in Montana.