Snowy Day Celebrations

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There are so many reasons for celebrating The Snowy Day! We won’t list them here. Instead, we are showing some of the ways Ezra’s 20th-century classic is being celebrated in the 21st century—in schools, parks, museums, and around the world.

The Caldecott

Ezra’s inspiration for Peter, from his acceptance of the Caldecott Medal for The Snowy Day, in 1963:

Snowy Day Month, 2017

Two amazing tributes to Ezra Jack Keats and The Snowy Day brought his centennial year to a glorious finale and offers a hopeful beginning to a new year.


Snowy Day Month, 2016

Some of our favorite Snowy Day moments—kids and adults discovering, and remembering, their first favorite book.







Peter on Parade, 2014

“The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats,” 2011–2014

50th Anniversary, 2012

In 2012 The Snowy Day turned 50! We chronicled the year of festivities and media coverage.









Book Smart, 2010