Northern Lights Books to Read This Winter
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We love the Northern Lights and we were thrilled to find that there are lots of books that we can read too, both beautifully illustrated fiction books and books with fantastic facts too!
Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights¬†by Debbie Miller (Author), Jon Van Zyle (Illustrator)
Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights is a great book all about a place where the sun shines for less than four hours on a winter’s day. The book is all about the wilderness near Fairbanks, Alaska. ¬†This land has some of the world’s greatest temperature extremes and light variations ever year.¬†Beautiful images and wonderful facts explain why the Northern Lights are so special.
Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights¬†by Mindy Dwyer¬†
This is a wonderful story with some glorious illustrations all about the origin of the Aurora Borealis. ¬†Aurora lives in a land where the sun shines all the time. ¬†She longs to see the darkness her grandmother has told her about and decides to find it. ¬†Collecting the colours of the daylight sky, she finally throws them into the dark sky to make a beautiful light show. ¬†Children of all ages will enjoy listening to and reading this story and looking at the beautiful and colourful illustrations.
Aurora of the Northern Lights by Holly Hardin
“Aurora of the Northern Lights” is a Christmas tale for slightly older readers. ¬†The story of an orphan girl born from a Northern Fey mother and a human father. ¬†Both the human world and the Woodland Fey people reject her. ¬†Aurora travels north into the frozen cold wilderness and is reunited with her grandmother and is welcomed by Santa Claus to the Great Elf Hall.
A Cowboy’s Christmas Gift: The Legend of Aurora Borealis¬†by Katherine Hardin (Author), Karla Vanidad Renteria (Illustrator)
An old ranch cowboy receives an unusual gift for Christmas. ¬†The book is written by cowboy poet, Katherine Hardin, and illustrated by local artist, Karla Renteria. The beautiful illustrations, along with words, lets the reader explore the Aurora Borealis from a cowboy’s point of view.
Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails¬†by Michael Kusugak (Author), Vladyana Krykorka (Illustrator)
Northern Lights” is a beautiful tale about tragedy and loss, but also explores the mystical aspects of the northern lights in Inuit culture. ¬†They believe the souls of the dead are engaging in a lively game of soccer, just as they did when they were living. ¬†They run all over the sky chasing a walrus head that they use for a soccer ball. This book celebrates family life, intimacy and the glory of nature.
Winter and Holiday Children Story Book
We are taking part in this wonderful series hosted by The Jenny Evolution. ¬†Click on the image for more book lists all about Winter and Holidays.