2011 Wild Weather

The Weather Detectives: Fun-Filled Facts, Experiments, and Activities for Kids!

by Mark Eubank ; illustrations by Mark A. Hicks.

Follow the trail of the Weather Detectives as they discover pizza-sizednowflakes, see how wind can make a tree explode, and learn how to tell theemperature in the night sky by how fast the crickets are chirping. Alsoncluded are fun and easy experiments to conduct on condensation andvaporation, making a rain gauge, and much more.


If Frogs Made Weather

by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by Dorothy Donohue

If frogs made weather it would rain all the time and ponds would stay full to the brim. If polar bears made the weather, winter would never end and the ground would always be covered in snow. In lyrical poems Marion Dane Bauer explains what the weather would be like if ten different animals were in charge. But what would the weather be like if little boys had their say? In this case, we would have it all.


Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today? : All About Weather

by Tish Rabe; illustrated by Aristides Ruiz

Nonfiction

The Cat and company travel by hot air balloon up and into various weather phenomena including rain, snow, thunder, tornadoes, and (yikes!) even hurricanes! Along the way they learn about thermometers, anemometers, wind vanes, cloud formations, humidity, fog, smog, weather folklore, and how to stay safe in lightning. Written and illustrated in Seussian style, this a great addition to the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library!



Joselina Piggy Goes Out

story by Nancy Markham Alberts ; pictures by R.W. Alley

Too dark, too cold, too stormy, too wet:Joselina Piggy can’t wait to get outside, but every time she asks Big Pig Papa if he’s ready, he has another reason to say “NO!” Kids will relate to this impatient little pig.


Eyewitness Weather

by Brian Cosgrove

Nonfiction

See the biggest hailstone, inside the eye of a hurricane, a warm front in 3-D, the beauty of a snow crystal, a moon dog, and a dust devil. Learn the difference between a stratus and cumulonimbus cloud, how our weather may change in the future, and why tornadoes are so ferocious. Discover why deserts are dry, how clouds are born, what makes raindrops grow, why the sky is blue, and much, much more.


Carl's Nose

Karen Lee Schmidt

In the town of Grimsville, where the forecast is always bleak, folks count on Carl to deliver the bad news. But one day Carl gets a whiff of something entirely new. Is is...? Could it be...? Fresh air and sunshine?! What's a foul-weather dog to do when the climate turns from bad to better? Why, he'll have to follow his nose.


What Happens in Spring?

Sara L. Latta

After a long winter nap, plants and animals are awakening. Spring is here! Why do we have spring? What is spring weather like? How does spring weather affect plants and animals? What do people do during springtime? New readers will delight in learning the answers to these questions. An experiment at the end of the book allows readers to be a scientist!


It's Raining, It's Pouring

by Kin Eagle ; illustrated by Rob Gilbert

The classic song is offered in sturdy board book format. Illustrations.


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

written by Judi Barrett ; and drawn by Ron Barrett

The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast lunch and dinner.But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers.Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. The ...


Wild About Weather: 50 Wet, Windy & Wonderful Activities

by Ed Brotak

Nonfiction

Who knew weather could be such fun? With its humorous approach, fascinating facts, great pictures, and cool craft projects, there’s no better introduction to the often wacky world of weather than this. It covers all the ins and outs of how weather works: the atmosphere and air pressure; sunshine, rain, storms, and wind; and strange phenomena. Travel the globe to examine different climates and weather systems. Check out wild weather phenomen...


100 Things You Should Know About Weather

Clare Oliver ; consultant, Clive Carpenter

100 Things You Should Know series opens up to children the fascinating world of science. Children will gain a valuable appreciation of the basics of science and its impact on their world, as well as seeing science at work firsthand, in simple experiments and activities. Detailed artwork illustrates more complex topics, helping children to absorb information with ease. Exactly 100 numbered facts will challenge children, acting as an incentive as t...


Fluffy, Flat, and Wet: A Book About Clouds

by Dana Meachen Rau ; illustrated by Denise Shea

Describes how clouds form, and explains the differences between cirrus, stratus, cumulus, and nimbus clouds. Includes activity.