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Ages 3-5

Rain or Shine: Books about Weather

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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.
Hear the Wind Blow by  Doe Boyle
Illustrations and rhyming text portray wind, from a kiss of air to a roiling hurricane, in thirteen verses that represent the categories of the Beaufort wind force scale. Includes facts about the Beaufort scale and glossary.
Hello, Rain! by Kyo Maclear
A young girl experiences a rainstorm from seeing the storm roll in to splashing in the puddles, and then finally watching the sun coming back out.
Hurricane by John Rocco
After a devastating hurricane, a young boy asks for help rebuilding the neighborhood dock, his favorite place in the world, but finds that his neighbors need help first.
I Am the Storm by Jane Yolen
As the climate shifts, families experience weather emergencies, including a tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane, finding joy in preparedness and resilience.
I Am the Wind by  Michael Karg
With dynamic text and atmospheric illustrations, this book invites you to celebrate the world all around us through the unique perspective of the wind. Journey through the frozen forests and bayou bogs, wonder at the northern lights and meet unique animals like wolverines and olinguitos along the way.
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.
Little Cloud: The Science of a Hurricane by  Johanna Wagstaffe
This STEM-based picture book follows the origin of a hurricane, from a little cloud to a life-threatening storm.
On a Rainy Day by  Sarah LuAnn Perkins
When rain interrupts their outdoor play, a girl and her father retreat indoors to wait out the storm. As lightning cracks and thunder booms, they each have their own ideas of things they can do together on a rainy day.
Raindrops to Rainbow by John Micklos
Being stuck inside with gray rain clouds looming makes a young girl wish for a blue sky day, but when the weather clears up and the yellow sun shines, raindrops give way to bright, bold colors that are worth the wait.
Snow Falls by  Kate Gardner
An introduction to the magic, beauty and fun of snow for very young readers, perfect for fans of Ezra Jack Keats' classic The Snowy Day. Snow softens and snows transforming a small village into a winter wonderland. A girl and her dog set out and make the most of every snow-filled moment as the snow continues to fall.
Snow Song by  A. K Riley
In this poetic ode to the first snowfall, a little girl and her friends revel in a wintry wonderland and discover the beauty and joys of snow.
So Much Snow by  Kristen Schroeder
Seven forest creatures, from a tiny mouse to a giant moose, hunker down in a snowstorm as they wonder when the snow will stop.
Soaked! by  Abi Cushman
A hula-hooping moose, a badger with a bumblebee umbrella and a rabbit in a cashmere sweater, show their grumpy bear friend that a day of fun does not have to depend on sunshine and blue skies.
Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper
Walking to her grandmother's home to help make warak enab, Lina discovers many ways to hear snow, from the scrape of a shovel on a sidewalk to the quiet pats of snowman-building.
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.
When Cloud Became a Cloud by  Rob Hodgson
Meet Cloud! Follow along as she moves, transforms, precipitates, and more in this charming and humorous portrayal of the water cycle.
When the Storm Comes by Linda Ashman
Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text show the many different ways in which people and animals prepare for a storm and take shelter.
Updated 08/10/2023