Boston is coming close to breaking its record of snowiest winter on record. The people of Boston have had over 100" of the white stuff. We, in southern NH, must be pretty close to that, too.
Records can be a lot of fun for kids, they love little tidbits of knowledge that will wow an adult. It's one of the reasons why our Guinness World Records books are so popular [031 GUI]. The books are large format, with each page filled with photos and records. They're a delight to browse through. And, they may inspire a kid to dream about one day appearing in the record book.
As you can imagine, there several works of children's fiction about record-breaking. One is called The Fantastic Family Whipple by Matthew Ward [J WAR]. The main character, 11-year-old Arthur, is the only one in his family not to be a record-holder! Another is Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record by Annie Barrows [J BAR].