Storms and crazy weather can scare young children but learning about weather might help. Getting a collection of weather books for kids and reading them to your children just might bring them comfort. Once children understand signs of storms and about weather they could learn to track storms and enjoy the changes it brings.
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Weather Books for 4-8 Year Olds
Bruce’s Big Storm – Bruce’s home is already a full house. But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he’ll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter-whether he likes it or not. Readers will love this next installment of the uproarious, award-winning Mother Bruce series.
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll – Did you know that lightning bolts can be over a mile long? Or that they may come from clouds that are ten miles high? Storms can be scary, but not if you know what causes them.
If You Were a Kid Surviving a Hurricane – Readers will enjoy the thrilling story of Carrie and Dan, two friends who find themselves caught in the path of a major hurricane. Along the way, they will learn how hurricanes form, how weather scientists track and study these storms, what people do to protect themselves from wind and flooding, and much more.
The Magic School Bus Inside A Hurricane – Count on Ms. Frizzle to teach anything but an ordinary lesson on meteorology. Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle’s class experiences a hurricane-and even a tornado-firsthand. During their thrilling ride through the sky, Arnold gets lost! Will the Friz be able to save the day this time?
Oscar and Emmy Weather a Hurricane – From tornado alerts to mandatory evacuation, see how to keep your pets safe during emergencies. Read as the children take charge in knowing how to keep safe during tornado alerts. Watch as the family entertains themselves with a week off of work and school. Learn what you can do to help others if disaster strikes your area.
Weather Words and What they Mean – Everyone talks about the weather, but what does it all mean? In clear, accessible language, Gail Gibbons introduces many common terms–like moisture, air pressure, and temperature–and their definitions. Simple, kid-friendly text explains the origins of fog, clouds, frost, thunderstorms, snow, fronts, hurricanes, reinforcing the explanations with clear, well-labeled drawings and diagrams.
What Makes a Blizzard? – All blizzards are snowstorms, but not all snowstorms are blizzards! What is the difference? How much snow falls during a blizzard? How fast are the winds? How cold does it get during a blizzard?
Why Does It Happen: Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Typhoons – Tornadoes, typhoons and hurricanes are weather disturbances that your child may be familiar with based on experience. But does your child know the science behind these events? With this picture book, he/she will! Picture books are informative materials that are shouting to be picked up and read. The illustrations are attention-grabbing and the carefully written quick facts break complex concepts into simpler forms.
Worm Weather – Join in the rainy-day fun, as kids splash through the puddles, affecting another weather enthusiast, a nearby worm. An imaginative and playful story, readers will love seeing the worm delight in the weather just as much as the kids.
Weather Books for 9-12 Year Olds
Al Roker’s Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Other Weather Phenomena – Dive deep into a world of fascinating weather with everyone’s favorite meteorologist, Al Roker! With this mesmerizing book that covers a wide range of topics, readers will learn about the conditions that generate unique weather occurrences like red sprites, thundersnow, and fogsicles.
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away – All you need to know about weather and all of its wildness will be found in the pages of this colorful, energetic, and accessible book. Kids will also learn about real-life encounters with wild weather from National Geographic tornado chaser, Tim Samaras, featured in “Explorer’s Corners” throughout the book.
When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World– Simon Winchester is an avid weather watcher. He’s scanned the skies in Oklahoma, waiting for the ominous “finger” of a tornado to touch the Earth. He’s hunkered down in Hong Kong when typhoon warning signals went up. He’s visited the world’s hottest and wettest places, reported on fierce whirlpools, and sailed around South Africa looking for freak winds and waves.
DK Eyewitness Books: Weather: Discover the World’s Weather from Heat Waves and Droughts to Blizzards and Flood – Superb color photographs of the sky in all kinds of weather conditions, together with specially built 3-D models, offer a unique and revealing view of weather, from calm summer days to the bitter storms of winter. Discover why deserts are dry, how clouds are born, what makes raindrops grow. Learn how to make your own forecast and how humans have learned to predict and use the weather to their advantage over the years.