Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wild and Wonderful Weather: Our Book List

I just came from the library where I turned in the huge pile of books we read during our weather unit. There were so many good living books and informational books on this topic. All of the picture books were a hit, as well as the Let's Read and Find Out Science titles. (Even my 3 year old liked these.)

I'm posting our list here for future reference, and I hope it might be helpful for you too. :) (I'm including Amazon links to a few of our favorites, but I recommend everything on this list.)

General Weather
A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett
Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car by John Burningham
Weather Words by Gail Gibbons
What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt (Let's Read and Find Out Science)
Sing a Song of Popcorn ~ a wonderful poetry anthology that has an entire section of weather poems

Rain, Rainbows, Fog, and Hail
Down Comes the Rain by Franklyn M. Branley (Let's Read and Find Out Science)
Why Is It Raining? by Judith Williams
Rain by Marion Dane Bauer (easy reader with a simple explanation of rain and the water cycle)
Rainbows by Dana Meachen Rau

The Little Cloud by Eric Carle
The Man Who Named the Clouds by Julie Hannah

Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hall Ets
Feel the Wind by Arthur Dorros (Let's Read and Find out Science)

Thunder, Lighting, Severe Weather
Thundercake by Patricia Polacco
Flash, Crash, Rumble and Roll by Franklyn M. Branley (Let's Read and Find Out Science)
Thunderbolt: Learning About Lightning by Jonthan D. Kahl (good pictures of lightning and storm clouds)
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer
The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane by Joanna Cole

Experiment/Activity Books
Science Alive! Weather
Wild Science Projects About Earth's Weather by Robert Gardner
Discovering Nature: Weather by Sally Hewitt
Fun With Science: Weather by Steve Parker
The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting
Wild About Weather: 50 Wet, Windy, and Wonderful Activities by Ed Brotak


  1. LOVE IT!

    I see your profile everywhere I go! (in the blgging world!)

    Can you stop by my blog please and see if you are Bookworm Approved? I beleive you are, but the only way to be sure is if you say so yourself!! Thank you!

    And thanks for the fabulous booklist!

  2. What a great unit!! We might have to check this one out!

  3. Shannon , Thanks for all the book ideas. I will have to check some of them out. Thank you also for the comments you left on my blog. I did not know if you looked at the following post on my blog about part one on a virtual field trip to Montana.It is about the 3rd or 4th post down. there are lots of pictures you may enjoy. Thanks again,Marie

  4. Thank you for sharing. I have two preschoolers (3 and 5). I have not been doing very much with them lately and could really use some inspiration. So thank you. I'm getting my library card out now. :)


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