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All the Water in the World
by George Ella Lyon
Introduces young children to the water cycle with simple text and illustrations.
by Daniel Miyares
Wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain
by Linda Ashman
As an old man grumbles his way through a rainy morning, spreading gloom, his neighbor, a young child, spreads cheer while hopping through puddles in frog-themed rainwear.
Raindrops Roll
by April Pulley Sayre
In her latest gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our planet in perfect ecological balance.
Tap Tap Boom Boom
by Elizabeth Bluemle
It's a mad dash for shelter as rain sweeps into an urban neighborhood.
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
by Gemma Merino
A little crocodile cannot get himself to like water, and then finds out the reason why.
The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
by Mo Willems
The Pigeon is dirty and he needs a bath, but he won't go willingly.
The Whale in My Swimming Pool
by Joyce Wan
A young boy discovers a whale in his pool and tries everything he can think of to get it out.
Toad Weather
by Sandra Markle
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.
Water Can Be...
by Laura Purdie Salas
This picture book poetically explores the many things water can be--from home maker and ship breaker to cloud fluffer and fire snuffer. The back of the book has even more information about water.
Water in the Park: A Book About Water and the Times of the Day
by Emily Jenkins
Humans and animals alike enjoy the water in the park on a hot summer day.
Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle
by Miranda Paul
A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways.
Updated 10/02/2015
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