Category Archives: YA Snowmen

YA Snowmen 2013: Part 2

holiday classics
Today, we bring you part 2 of our 2013 collection of original YA-inspired snowmen drawings. My mom is the talented artist behind these illustrations. Each year, she creates a set of snowmen illustrations that recreate some of our favorite YA books of the year. See all of the previous drawings HERE, and check out the final batch for 2013 below:

catching fire snowmen Clockwork Princess snowmen Heros Guide snowmen invisibility snowmen shadow and bone snowmen unspoken snowmen

Please be sure to link back here if you decide to share these!

For the comments: Which of this year’s snowmen drawings is your favorite?

YA Snowmen 2013: Part 1

holiday classics
For the third year in a row, I am so delighted to share some original drawings by my mom — featuring her adorable snowman doodles reenacting some of our favorite YA books. Tune in on Monday for a second batch of these adorable illustrations, and check out past year’s snowmen drawings here.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black:

coldest girl in winter

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: Eleanor and Park Snowmen

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell:

Fangirl Snowmen

The Program by Suzanne Young: 

The Program snowmen
Feel free to share these by posting a link back here — and tune in Monday for more drawings!

Harry Potter & Sherlock Holmes as Snowmen

Today, we present our last batch of literary snowmen for this year (though mom has ideas for more, so who knows?) Below, you’ll find snowmen for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and Sherlock Holmes:


Here are the other snowmen drawings we’ve posted:

(PS. Authors, if you want the original drawing, just email me. I’m happy to mail it to you!)

White Cat & Red Glove and Forever as Snowmen

Today, the parade of YA books as snowmen continue with two more pieces of original art by my mom. Today’s books are White Cat and Red Glove by Holly Black, and Forever by Maggie Stiefvater:

Have you missed any this week? Here are the others we’ve posted so far:

Tune in tomorrow for our last collection of YA snowmen for this year!

(PS. Authors, if you want the original drawing, just email me. I’m happy to mail it to you!)

Goliath & Daughter of Smoke & Bone as Snowmen

Today, we bring you two more YA books recreated as snowmen, in original art by my mom. Yesterday, we shared versions of Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. On Monday, we featured A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young and Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

Today, we bring you Goliath by Scott Westerfeld and Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor:

Tune in tomorrow for even more!

(PS. Authors, if you want the original drawing, just email me. I’m happy to mail it to you!)

Audition & Beauty Queens as Snowmen

Today, we share more YA books recreated as snowmen (original art by my mom) — see yesterday’s here!

Today’s books are Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray:

Tune in tomorrow for even more!

(PS. Authors, if you want the original drawing, just email me. I’m happy to mail it to you!)

Clockwork Prince & A Need So Beautiful as Snowmen

Last year, we shared a series of drawings my mom created — recreating various YA books or book covers with snowmen. (See last year’s here!) Well, this year, she’s back with several more. All this week, we’ll be sharing new ones each day.

Today, we bring you Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare and A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young:

Tune in tomorrow for even more!

(PS. Authors, if you want the original drawing, just email me. I’m happy to mail it to you!)

Happy Holidays: Snowmen Reenact Our Favorite Books


A few days ago, I shared some artwork my mom created especially for us here at Novel Novice. It featured her adorable snowmen doodles (she’s been making them for years) reading books. Well, she and I got to conspiring over the phone the other day, and she has created an entire series of new snowmen doodles, all inspired by some of our favorite books.

We wanted to share these with you, our fellow book nerds, as a special holiday treat. We hope you enjoy & be sure to tell us your favorites in the comments below!

The Hunger Games in Winter:


Harry Potter in Winter:


The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in Winter:


Anna & the French Kiss in Winter:


Zombies vs. Unicorns in Winter:


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in Winter:


Hush, Hush in Winter:


The Lonely Hearts Club in Winter:


It’s Raining Cupcakes in Winter:


(We’re happy to share these drawings, but PLEASE be sure to give credit & link back to Novel Novice. Thanks & Happy Holidays!)