Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin is one of the best kids’ books out there. It takes readers on an inspiring journey through Wilson Bentley’s lifelong obsession with snowflakes, told through beautiful illustrations and poetic language.

His parents encouraged his curiosity and worked hard to provide him with his own camera and microscope. His enthusiasm was misunderstood at the time. On the other hand, Wilson cataloged hundreds of snowflake photographs, gave slideshows of his findings, and published a book of his photos when he was 66. His work became the foundation for everything we know about beautiful, one-of-a-kind snowflakes today.

Parents and children alike will be enchanted by this book’s compelling narrative that explores a man’s commitment to science and his ceaseless curiosity about nature. Snowflake Bentley brings us a true story of discovery, perseverance, and exploration—unparalleled gifts for any child!

This biographical ode to a very special farmer makes an ideal holiday gift or snow day read.