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Winter is the warmest season

Winter Is The Warmest Season
Most people think summer is the warmest season. This story, however, is brimming with evidence to the contrary–from roaring fires to grilled cheese sandwiches to toasty flannel pajamas. A unique twist on the traditional wintertime picture book, the beautiful visual narrative follows a boy and his family though a day of hot breakfasts, steaming afternoon cocoa, and a festive candlelit party before bed. With its inviting scenes, poetic text, and gorgeous illustrations, Winter Is the Warmest Season celebrates all the wonderful things that make winter the coziest time of the year.  Tumblebooks–online books for children…. http://tinyurl.com/bke896f


January 18–Winnie the Pooh Day


    A.A. Milne created a series of books about Winnie the Pooh, his son Christopher Robin, and their friends in the 100-Acre-Wood.
Winnie the Pooh Day was created to celebrate the birth of A.A. Milne on January 18, 1882.
During the first World War, troops from Winnipeg were being transported to eastern Canada on their way to Europe. When the train stopped in Ontario,  Lt. Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub for $20 from a hunter who had killed its mother.    He named her “Winnipeg”, after his hometown or “Winnie” for short.

Winnie became the mascot of the Brigade and went to Britain with the unit.  After the war, Winnie went to the London Zoo where she lived until 1934.