Now that West Michigan finally has some snow, you might be interested in spending some of your school break reading about snowy adventures. To truly appreciate having your winter break at home, try Trapped by Michael Northrop, wherein unfortunate kids get stuck at school when a huge snowstorm hits their town, closing down all roads and communication for a week.
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean was a Printz winner. This book centers around Sym and her obsession with the Antarctic, something she shares with her uncle Victor. Sym thinks it is a dream come true when her uncle takes her on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Antarctic, but it soon turns into a matter of survival.
Lastly, Peak by Roland Smith takes the reader on an Everest journey. With a name like Peak, given to him by his climbing-obsessed father, it isn’t surprising when he takes to scaling skyscrapers in the city. As punishment, he is sent to live with his father who wants him to be the youngest climber to reach the summit of Everest.
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