Wild Weather

Welcome to the Icehouse

by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Laura Regan

Action/Adventure

Welcome to the ice house'where through the long winter night of the Arctic prowl all kinds of animals'the fox looking for lemmings, the howling wolf pack on the trail of snowshoe hare, the lynx, the polar bear, and a thundering herd of moose. Beyond the ice, in a blue-black sea, swim seals, herds of walrus, and killer whales on the hunt. Then, suddenly, spring and summer return together in a burst of color as poppies and lupines bloom where once ...


Butterfly Meadow: Skipper to the Rescue

by Olivia Moss; illustrated by Helen Turner

Action/Adventure

Come flutter by BUTTERFLY MEADOW! In Butterfly Meadow, colorful butterflies dance through the air, glowworms inch through the grass, and bumblebees buzz around every flower. It's a place where friendships and adventures take flight! Skipper, Dazzle, and their friends plan to spend the day flitting about the forest. But an unexpected storm spells trouble for the butterflies --- especially when they discover a cocoon about to hatch. Can Skipper hel...


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.


The Fire Eternal

by Chris D'Lacey

Action/Adventure

A new magic is stirring in the New York Times bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles series! Five years have passed since David Rain, now a bestselling author, disappeared mysteriously in the Arctic. Slowly the ice is changing; bears are starving, dragons are rising, and the spirit Gaia, goddess of the Earth, grows restless. But all living things may suffer if she takes action. As the weather grows wilder and the ice caps melt, all eyes turn from the...


Strange but True Weather

by Stacy B. Davids

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

Fish falling from the sky. Hail the size of grapefruits. These are not your ordinary weather events. Get ready to learn about some of the world's strangest weather.


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!


Tornadoes

by Michael Allaby

Nonfiction

The six-volume Dangerous Weather set describes the world's major storm systems to young readers. These books offer a basic introduction to meteorology, climatology, aspects of other environmental sciences, and approaches to environmental management. Written in student-friendly language, each volume profiles one form of extreme weather. Technical terms are clearly defined to help readers fully understand all concepts. Coverage includes: -- Scienti...


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...


A Flock of Shoes

by Sarah Tsiang; art by Qin Leng

Action/Adventure

Where do Abby's sandals go in the winter time? Abby loves her pink and brown sandals with the lime green trim, and she wears them wherever she goes. But as summer draws to a close, Abby's mom announces that it's time for the sandals to go. Abby is determined to keep them on -- until one day, while swinging at the park, her sandals flip off and fly away. All winter long, Abby wonders what her sandals are up to. Postcards of sandy white beaches and...


Cloudy Day/Sunny Day

by Donald Crews

Action/Adventure

The day is gray and cloudy. It's a good day to snuggle up with a book, a fine day for make-believe, until . . . the sun bursts through the clouds! Now it's a great day to fly a kite, the perfect day to ride a bike. No matter what the weather, each new day is a fresh opportunity to stretch and to explore. Caldecott Honor recipient Donald Crews celebrates the familiar activities that keep two siblings and their parents busy--and happy--from sunrise...


The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane

by Joanna Cole; illustrated by Bruce Degen

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

Based on the book written by Joanna Cole.


Barn Storm

by Charles Ghigna and Debra Ghigna ; illustrated by Diane Greenseid

Action/Adventure

This comical introduction to cause and effect is ideal for emergent readers, who look for cues in simple rhymed text and bright, bold art as they take their first steps toward reading independently. When a twister hits the pond near Farmer Brown's farm, some very odd things happen. The fish and frogs take flight. They land in some unlikely places--like the barn and the pigs' trough--setting off an uproarious chain of events that affects the entir...


W is for Wind: a Weather Alphabet

written by Pat Michaels and illustrated by Melanie Rose

Action/Adventure

Would you like to know the difference between cirrus and cumulous clouds? Or, how much our atmosphere weighs? W is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet is a swirl of information that answers these questions and many more. Readers will learn that yes, our atmosphere has weight! And if it's sunny, chances are it's heavy. When the atmosphere is lighter, grab your galoshes!