The Schoolhouse Blizzard

by Shannen Yauger

Family Favorite

Rated 5 out of 5
October 29, 2021

My kids grab this book every time Dad says he will read them a book. Illustration is beautiful and the story is heartwarming. A family favorite for sure.


Based on a true event!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 12, 2021

Shannen did an amazing job at recreating this story.

It’s easy to put yourself into this story and feel the emotions the characters had.

It is well written and would be a great read aloud!

Monica C.

What wonderful historical fiction!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2021

We loved this incredible (and true) story! Kept us on the edge of our seats to the end and led to some great discussion and internet searching for the events!

Petra S.

Incredibly Inspiring Story

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

We had never read a picture book quite like this one. The story was so incredible and we didn’t know it was based on true events. My children and I really liked reading this book together and have come back to it again and again.

Jordan T

Great book, based on a true story!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 21, 2021

All five kids, ages 6-14, gathered around for this beautiful historical fiction read aloud. My kids made connections between this book and The Little House series and we’re excited and relieved that the children were safe in the storm.

Danielle B
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Picture Book for All Ages

On January 12, 1888, Tommy and Carrie Carter start their day like any other school day. As they work their sums, practice reading, and enjoy their friends, a major blizzard is brewing. When the storm suddenly hits their small Nebraska town, all the children are caught in the schoolhouse! As the schoolhouse begins to fall apart, their teacher, Miss Penny, only has two choices for herself and the fifteen scared children: stay in the schoolhouse and freeze or brave the storm on foot to find warmth and safety.

32 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud for our Meteorology Science Unit.

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