Award-Winning Children's Books to Give in 2012
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Over and Under the Snow
By Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
Price: $16.99; Ages 3 and up
As a young girl and her father glide through the woods on skis, they see signs of animals scurrying in and out of "the secret kingdom beneath the snow." This peaceful tale is a factual lesson about how all sorts of animals, from foxes to bullfrogs, hibernate in the wintertime. It's an ALA Notable Book and the winner of the 2012 Marion Vannett Ridgway Book Award for illustration.