Over the last week, we have seen practically every kind of weather: snow, ice, rain, thunderstorms, and even fog! The girls and I have enjoyed exploring the changes happening outside as the snow thaws and reveals a huge, muddy mess waiting in our yard. To deal with the rainy days, we’ve stopped by the library to grab some weather books for kids. Along with books from our own collection, my children have been reading about types of weather throughout the four seasons and making a list of experiments to try over the weekend.
Adding a stack of books next to the couch can make learning about any subject more fun. Some homeschooling families call this strategy “strewing,” and it’s worked well for us since the girls were toddlers! I like to make sure to include a variety of books, including fiction and non-fiction to interest both of my kids.
17 Weather Books for Kids
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Being Safe With Weather by Susan Kesselring
Clouds by Anne Rockwell
Clouds by Marion Dane Bauer
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll by Franklyn M. Branley
Kipper’s Book of Weather by Mick Inkpen (board book)
Let’s Investigate with Nate: The Water Cycle by Nate Ball
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
On the Same Day in March by Marilyn Singer
Precipitation by Frances Purslow
Rain by Marion Dane Bauer
Rainbows (Science Matters)
Rain Feet by Angela Johnson
The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola
Thundercake by Patricia Polacco
Weather Poems for All Seasons selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Weird But True Facts About Weather by Lauren Coss
What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt
We like to start any new unit of study with books. If you’re looking for hands-on ideas for your preschool and Kindergarten kids, be sure to check out our 40 fun learning activities all about weather, available here!
What are your favorite weather books for kids?
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