Snow Globe Wishes

  • Title: Snow Globe Wishes
  • Contributors: Claire Shorrock (Illustrator)
  • Published by: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Release Date: September 15, 2019
  • Pages: 32
  • ISBN13: 978-1534110311
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As the worst snow storm of the year rolls in, one family hunkers down together in a cozy blanket fort for the night. A little girl makes a wish on a snow globe and, in the morning, the sun rises on a winter wonderland–beckoning all outside. And what if, on this snow-filled day, families shake their busy lives and one and all, young and old, strangers and neighbors, go out to play? A lyrical holiday story about wishes and community and snow–lots and lots of snow.

FREE Resources & Lesson Plans

Lesson plans, resources, and more are available on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT).

  1. SNOW GLOBE WISHES #STEM Build-a-fort
  2. Draw your own Snow Globe and make a wish!
  3. Gifts of Kindness Writing Activity

Downloadable SNOW GLOBE WISHES activity from Sleeping Bear also available on my Freebies for Teachers page.

Awards & Praise

2023 Anna Dewdney Read-Together Honor Book

Anna Dewdney Read-Together Award
…Acknowledging picture books that are both superb read alouds and also spark compassion, empathy, and connection.

10 Books to Read for January 2020

10 Books to Read for January 2020
The Sacramento Public Library, ABC10 and Fortune School have come together to bring you "10 Books to Read." Snow Globe Wishes comes in at #2.

2019 Top 20 Goodreads Choice Awards

2019 Goodreads Best Picture Books Nominee
Nominated for the 2019 Goodreads Best Picture Books award. Top 20 finalist.


Gentle rhyming text and naïf illustrations dominated by lovely pale yellow and teal tones are impeccably paired in this heartwarming book. Dealey and Shorrock create a winsome, hopeful portrait of family and community bonds. — Publisher’s Weekly

This is a book to be read over and over and enjoyed every time as if it’s the very first time. You’ll want to add this charming story with its beautiful words and images to your seasonal collections at home and at work. I want to hug this book! — Librarian’s Quest Blog

“… captures the beauty of a community coming together to celebrate the winter wonderland. The lyrical rhyming scheme of the text draws readers into the beauty of the story and captures the essence of childhood dreams. The illustrations by Claire Shorrock are filled with soft colors and exquisite detail. I love anything that Erin Dealey writes and this story is no exception. A perfect read-aloud to share during the winter season….” — Picture Books 4 Learning blog

“Well, when I first saw Erin Dealey’s cover for SNOW GLOBE WISHES, ill. by Claire Shorrock / Sleeping Bear, I had high expectations- Nevertheless, the book did not disappoint- It’s sure to be an enduring holiday classic. Lyrical and beautiful.— Dylan Teut / Exec. Director Plum Creek Festival


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