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We Love
The Snowy Day!
It's one of the great American books, a children's classic. Here is a roundup of our Snowy Day Features, to share, celebrate and remember.
These famous folks reveal why they're crazy about
The Snowy Day.
Videos that Ezra would love!
Plus: Know your snow, make it fake, and special snowflakes.

The Snowy Day is celebrated all over!

Pajama Night 

 Thursday, 7 p.m.    

January 23   

Brooklyn Public Library 

Grand Army Plaza 

As a board book, a special edition or an ebook, The Snowy Day is a great gift for new parents and young readers alike.

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Dear Friends,

We are happy to be celebrating the second-annual January Snowy Day Month, a festival initiated by Keats's publisher, Viking, to honor this beloved classic.


Educators across the country are using the celebration as a springboard for their annual Ezra Jack Keats author study. For decades Ezra's books have provided a natural beginning for conversations with young children about new siblings, bullies, peer pressure and generosity. Even so, a primary reason these books remain a vital part of school and home libraries is that they are beautiful, captivating and fun to read.  


What books would you include in your Ezra Jack Keats author study? You might begin with The Snowy Day, and then follow Peter as he and his friends grow up in books like Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Regards to the Man in the Moon, and Pet Show! You could also explore the books that take place outside Peter's neighborhood. There are over 20 Keats titles to enjoy while you snuggle with your young readers and discuss how they would learn to whistle or invite someone new to their birthday party. Share a cup of hot chocolate and make reading together a lifelong memory!



Executive Director

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation


Fun & Games

Watch our animated story, listen to the beats  & play The Snowy Day game.  


Teacher Features 

          Inspire the class with two fun lesson plans:

              * New! A great art lesson

              * Activity centers in 3 sessions     

Can one picture book enhance the whole school curriculum? Learn how two great projects, each based on The Snowy Day, meet this goal in very different ways.
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