The November theme for Six for Sunday, hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot, is Winter Books and today’s wish is for: Books with snow/ice in the title. I’ve decided to share six of my favourite reads this year which are set in winter landscapes.
Eye of the North by Sinead O’Hart was one of the first books I read this year, and really re-ignited my passion for reading middle-grade books. Emmeline’s scientist parents go missing and Emmeline, with her friend Thing, find themselves facing incredible dangers in the ice fields of Greenland where a legendary creature is in danger of being reawakened.
Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone is a beautifully magical story set in the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald. Eska and Flint journey through this frozen landscape in search of an ancient song with the power to defeat the evil Ice Queen.
The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave tells the story of Mila and her sisters who travel through a land frozen in winter in search of their brother Oskar who has been taken by a stranger.
She Wolf by Dan Smith is the powerfully engrossing story of one young, fiercely independent, Danish girl’s fight for survival, and vengeance, in the bleak, wintery landscape of Northumbria in AD 866, following the death of her mother.
Frostheart by Jamie Littler is an epic adventure which follows Ash, a Song Weaver, and the intrepid crew of The Frostheart across the Snow Sea on a treacherous quest to find his missing parents.
The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell follows the action-packed adventures of four young explorers as they investigate The Icelands after being separated from the adults members of the Expedition.