The beauty of snow and snowflakes… what better topic for the wintry month of January?

This book is about Wilson A. Bentley, the first scientist to photograph snowflakes. He was interested in snowflakes and photography from the time he was a young boy. He was fascinated to  discover that he could find no two snowflakes that were exactly the same, yet they all had six sides! The story will captivate young readers, and the topic is intriguing for all ages.



The book earned the 1999 Caldecott Medal for its woodcut illustrations, by Mary Azarian.

Math Topics:

Math in Nature. Hexagons. Angle Measure.


FREE Downloadable Worksheets:

Making snowflakes:


JANUARY Packet… $19.99

This month’s packet includes:

  • One paperback BOOK: “Snowflake Bentley” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.
  • Copies of the two downloadable worksheets:

                Folding and Cutting Snowflakes

                Making Snowflakes out of Cardboard Toilet Paper Rolls

Price includes shipping and handling.