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April 16, 2014

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Pick of the Day: Twelve Kinds of Ice (Audio)

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In Twelve Kinds of Ice, Ellen Bryan Obed presents a joyful celebration of winter. Twenty short chapters skim over each type of ice and the activities that follow. Be sure to read the starred review of this audiobook version.

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Pick of the Day: Twelve Kinds of Ice

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OBED, Ellen Bryan. Twelve Kinds of Ice. illus. by Barbara McClintock. 64p. Houghton Harcourt. 2012. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-618-89129-0.
Gr 3-6
–The coming of winter in the rural north brings ice. The first ice “came on the sheep pails…a skim of ice so thin that it broke when we touched it.” Gradually as the weather grows colder, the ice becomes field ice, “short-lived but glorious…,” stream ice, black ice from “water shocked still by the cold before the snow.” The ice and [...]