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Snowy Reads

Beautiful Snow

On Monday, March 9th at 4:00pm, we will revisit the harsh winter of 1880-81 made famous by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter with Cindy Wilson. This program will be held at Meinders Community Library and is co-sponsored by the Pipestone County Museum. Read Cindy Wilson’s book The Beautiful Snow: The Ingalls Family, the Railroads, and the Hard Winter of 1880-81 or one of these novels set in snowy locations.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson
  • Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • Icebreaker by Lian Tanner
  • I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Young Adult Fiction

  • Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren
  • The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
  • Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Trapped by Michael Northrup
  • Far From You by Lisa Schroeder
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Adult Fiction

  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  • Beartown by Frederik Backman
  • The Romanov Empress by C. W. Gortner
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • Ice by Linda Howard
  • A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
  • Whispers of Winter by Tracie Peterson
  • Northern Lights by Nora Roberts
  • Winter in the Blood by James Welch



Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.