Snow Globe Wishes

Illustrator: Claire Shorrock
Publisher : Sleeping Bear

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1534110311

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

Starred KIRKUS review: “…think hygge in picture-book form…The feelings of community and togetherness are palpable.”




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

TPT Link: 


  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 here. 


2019 Top 20 Goodreads Choice Awards

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 


ISBN-10: 1534110313

ISBN-13: 978-1534110311