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Ages 3-5

Rain or Shine: Books about Weather

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A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin
When winter comes, Mommy makes a soft bed for Little Snow to sleep on, but each night he cannot resist jumping on the bed, causing tiny feathers to fly down.
Bruce's Big Storm by Ryan T Higgins
Grumpy Bruce the bear does not like neighbors, but is forced to help when a big storm draws them all to his home.
Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm by Jonathan London
Best friends Duck and Hippo have fun in a rainstorm. When a terrible wind sends Duck's umbrella flying into the air-- with Duck holding on-- what can Hippo do?
Good Night, Wind by  Linda Elovitz Marshall
After working hard through the fall and winter, Wind is ready for a nap but after being turned away time and again he becomes angry.
I Am the Rain by  John Paterson
Introduces various aspects of water in rhyming verse including: the water cycle, states of matter, and the importance of water in our lives.
I Don't Like Rain! by Sarah Dillard
One sunny day, Rabbit and his pals are playing outside and they couldn't be happier. But, oh, no!--the sky starts clouding up and before they know it, it's raining, it's pouring, and everyone has to run home. How boring! What will they do for the rest of the day? It doesn't take long for Rabbit to realize that fun can be had in the rain. With raincoats, boots, and umbrellas, let the splashing games begin.
Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
A young girl finds a way to tame the winds besieging an old man who lives on a hill above her village.
Peep and Ducky It's Snowing! by David Martin
What could be a more perfect toddler adventure? When the snow starts to fall, Peep and Ducky climb into their sleds for a race, landing happily on each other after hitting a bump. Then they're on to building a snowman. But when the top half crashes, someone kicks snow and both friends get mad . . . until they crack each other up.
Red Sky at Night by  Elly MacKay
Red sky at night, sailor's delight. And, the next morning, when the dew is on the grass, no rain will come to pass. These are the perfect conditions for a grandfather to take his grandchildren out on a fishing trip. Especially since, as the saying goes, when the wind is from the West, then the fishes bite the best.
Some Snow Is ... by  Ellen Yeomans
Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate all of the different kinds of snow, from the snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground to packable Snowman Snow.
Storm by Sam Usher
Despite the stormy weather, a boy and his granddad decide it's the perfect day for kite flying. First they have to find the kite... then their adventure really takes off.
Sunshine by Helen Cox Cannons
Through stunning photographs and simple text, books in this series introduce children to different types of weather. In Sunshine, children learn what sunshine is, how the sun moves, when the sun is strongest, how to stay safe in the sun, and why sunshine is an important part of our weather.
The Little Green Hen by  Alison (Illustrator) Murray
A timely retelling plays off The Little Red Hen with an environmental slant. On top of a hill, inside an old and very fruitful apple tree, lives Little Green Hen. She prunes the tree's branches, rids it of pests, and sows its seeds so that more trees will grow. But soon the work proves too much, and Little Green Hen seeks some help. Dog (who loves sticks), Sparrow (who loves bugs), and Squirrel (who loves burying things) are glad to pitch in. But Peacock, Fox, and Cat have far more important things to do -- until the storms roll in, the rain comes down, and the waters rise. . . . With contemporary flair, Alison Murray offers another engaging adaptation of a traditional children's tale.
The Weather Girls by  1987- Aki
Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring the Weather Girls are ready for whatever the seasons might bring! Follow these busy girls as they climb mountains, fly hot-air balloons, and soak in a rainbow-sky sunset. Charming rhyming verse and adorable art make this picture book irresistible and perfect for sharing!
Weather and the Seasons. by  DK Publishing
Introduces weather and the seasons, describing what is a cloud, why rainbows form, and how animals migrate for the winter, and includes four weather-related science projects.
Updated 03/09/2020