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Rain & Puddles

Branch Rising Sun Branch

Created by Laura Venters
  • Details about Tap Tap Boom Boom

    Tap Tap Boom Boom

    Elizabeth Bluemle; G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)

    When a thunderstorm hits a city street, children and grown-ups dash to the subway for shelter -- and an impromptu friendly gathering. The clouds are gathering above a city street and soon -- tap, tap, boom, boom! As a thunderstorm rolls in, people of all stripes race down to the subway to get away from the crackling rain and wind. With quirky wordplay and infectious rhymes, Elizabeth Bluemle crystallizes an unexpected moment of community, while G. Brian Karas's warm illustrations show the smil……more

  • Details about Peep and Ducky Rainy Day

    Peep and Ducky Rainy Day

    David Martin; David Walker (Illustrator)

    What has more play potential than a rainy day? Peep and Ducky return in a splashy story that begs to be read aloud. When Peep visits Ducky on a rainy day, the little pals have no trouble finding things to do. Inside, there is a tent to build and a pillow fight to be had. And outside, with the help of galoshes and umbrella, it's fun to captain a boat--until a whoosh of wind and a clap of thunder sends them running back in! Perfectly tuned to a toddler sensibility, this exuberant tale will encha……more

  • Details about Rain!


    Linda Ashman; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)

    One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, "Rain!" Across town a grumpy man grumbles, "Rain." In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles--"Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!"--while the old man curses the "dang puddles." Can the boy's natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman and turn theday around?…more

  • Details about Red Rubber Boot Day

    Red Rubber Boot Day

    Mary Lyn Ray; Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)

    There are a lot of fun things to do inside on a rainy day. But with the rain raining all around and splashy puddles everywhere, who can resist going outside--especially if there is a pair of red rubber boots nearby just waiting to be worn? *From the creators of Mud, a Crayola Kids Best Book of the Year *Perfect for springtime and rainy-day reading…more

  • Details about Singing in the Rain

    Singing in the Rain

    Tim Hopgood (Illustrator)

    I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, Oh, what a glorious feeling! Spring calls in this classic Broadway number, brought to life in a beautiful picture book--perfect for sharing! Jump in puddles, raise umbrellas, and dance with joy through the pages of this visual story. With colorful, springy scenes and the familiar lyrics, this is a beautiful, gift-worthy, feel-good read-aloud.…more

  • Details about Puddle


    Hyewon Yum

    One rainy day, a little boy is upset because he can't go out and play. His mom comes up with a way to keep him entertained--by drawing a picture of herself and him going outside, playing in the rain, and splashing in a giant puddle. They have so much fun drawing themselves that they decide to venture out and make the most of the rainy weather.…more

  • Details about Float


    Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)

    A boy's small paper boat--and his large imagination--fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me! that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own. A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him. So of course the little boy goes on the h……more

  • Details about Kipper's Rainy Day

    Kipper's Rainy Day

    based on the books by Mick Inkpen

    Who loves to play in the rain with Kipper? Frogs in the pond? Pigs on the farm? The cat in the tree? Lift the flaps to see!…more