Check It Out: Winter Wonderland

The Check It Out series highlights the most popular texts on LightSail, around a specific monthly theme or topic, based on our user data. Every month we’ll share which books LightSail readers can’t stop checking out. These insights help us curate book lists for our schools that we know will keep students engaged and growing.

Part of what makes the winter holidays so special is the dramatic transformation the earth undergoes. The snow blanketing the ground, the trees standing bare against cool starry nights, and the animals huddled in their nests and dens impart a sense of magic and comfort as one year closes and the next begins.

Our LightSail readers are taking note of this transformative time, and are devouring books about winter and the natural world. From books about Christmas trees to stories of the glacial caves of Alaska, our readers are enthralled by the dazzling drama of winter.

Check out the top 10 books about nature and winter enchantment

Title           Checkouts       Lexile    # of pages
1. All About Christmas Trees*  7,726 440L 11
2. All About Canyons* 7,133 600L 10
3. All About Chinese New Year*  6,343 240L 10
4. Alaskan Glacier Caves*  6,190 420L 6
5. A Christmas Carol 4,304 900L 65
6. Building a Snowman 2,587 250L 11
7. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time 754 520L 65
8. The Snow Queen 613 720L 35
9. The Weather Out My Window 606 200L 12
10. Holidays: Hanukkah, a Festival of Lights 527 650L 9
*For LightSail users, these Antares Reading texts are free as a part of the complimentary LightSail Library.

What changes are you looking forward to in the chilly months ahead? Let us know by sharing on social media and including #checkitout in your post.

Posted on 12.Dec.17 in Product News

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