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Rain or Shine: Books about Weather

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999 Frogs Wake Up
by Ken Kimura Details
It's spring and 999 frogs wake up, they decide to awaken a still sleeping turtle, lizard, ladybugs, and a big snake.
And Then It's Spring
by Julie Fogliano Details
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.
Just a Big Storm
by Mercer Mayer Details
When a big storm passes over their house, Little Critter and his family lose power! What will they do without it?
Miss Mingo Weathers the Storm
by Jamie Harper Details
Field trip! It's early April, and Miss Mingo's class is hiking up to the local observatory to learn about weather.
Once Upon a Northern Night
by Jean Pendziwol Details
The beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold.
Storm Song
by Nancy Viau Details
As thunder and lightning approach, a family gathers inside to play, sing, eat, and snuggle together until the weather clears.
Summer Days and Nights
by Wong H. Yee Details
A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.
The Storm
by Akiko Miyakoshi Details
A little boy is excited about a trip to the beach with his parents planned for the following day. But a bad storm is coming, and he is worried they won't be able to go.
by Arthur Geisert Details
Presents an illustrated account of a storm that moves through a Midwestern farming region over the course of several hours.
Toad Weather
by Sandra Markle Details
On a rainy day, Ally's mom asks her to come outside where, amidst the oil slicks, dripping awnings, and splashing cars, they find a toad migration taking place.
Worm Weather
by Jean Taft Details
Join in the rainy-day fun as kids splash through the puddles, affecting another weather enthusiast, a nearby worm. The worm delights in the weather just as much as the kids.
Updated 10/06/2016

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