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JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS

JPB Asch

Asch, Frank. SKYFIRE. When he sees a rainbow for the first time, Bear thinks that the sky is on fire and he is determined to put out the skyfire. c1984.

 

JPB Barrett

Barrett, Judi. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS. Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.c1982.

 

JPB Bauer

Bauer, Caroline Feller. MIDNIGHT SNOWMAN. In a town where it hardly ever snows, one neighborhood's parents and children take advantage of a late night snow by building a snowman before the snow turns to rain.c1987.

 

JPB Bullock

Bullock, Kathleen. IT CHANCED TO RAIN. Three rats, three ducks, three dogs, and three cats go out for a walk with two young pigs; but, when it starts to rain, they rush back home only to find that the ducks are missing. c1989.

 

JPB Cousins

Cousins, Lucy. NOAH'S ARK. A simple retelling of the Bible story in which Noah builds an ark and saves two of each kind of animal from the great Flood.c1993.

 

JPB Czernecki

Czernecki, Stefan. THE HUMMINGBIRD'S GIFT. When Consuelo saves the hummingbird's lives they, in return, show her how to save her family from the drought. c1994.

 

JPB Davis

compiled and edited by Hubert Davis. A JANUARY FOG WILL FREEZE A HOG, AND OTHER WEATHER FOLKLORE. Thirty sayings used to predict the weather are accompanied by a factual explanation, the origin of the saying, and its general reliability.c1977.

 

JPB Evans

Evans, Lezlie. RAIN SONG. Chidren's poetry. c1995.

 

JPB Fisher

Fisher, Leonard Everett. STORM AT THE JETTY. Levi watches a violent thunderstorm attack his favorite place on the jetty. c1981.

 

JPB Gay

Gay, Marie-Louise. RAINY DAY MAGIC. Indoors on a boring, rainy day, Victor and Joey create an imaginary adventure in the basement. c1989.

 

JPB Geisert

Geisert, Arthur. AFTER THE FLOOD. After surviving the Flood, Noah and his family settle in a sheltered valley with the animals they have saved and begin the glorious experience of repopulating the Earth. c1994.

 

JPB Hader

Hader, Berta. THE BIG SNOW. Despite their elaborate preparations for the winter, the animals and birds are delighted by a surprise banquet after a big snow. Caldecott Medal, 1949.

 

JPB Hesse

Hesse, Karen. COME ON, RAIN. A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat. c1999.

 

JPB Hines

Hines, Anna Grossnickle. THE GREATEST PICNIC IN THE WORLD. Sudden rain almost spoils a wonderful picnic that Buddy and his mother have prepared. c1991.

 

JPB Hughes

Hughes, Shirley. OUT AND ABOUT. Rhyming text depicts the pleasures of the outdoors in all kinds of weather, through the four seasons. c1988.

 

JPB Jonas

Jonas, Ann. AARDVARKS, DISEMBARK! After the flood, Noah calls out of the ark a variety of little-known animals, many of which are now endangered. c1990.

 

JPB Joosse

Joosse, Barbara M. SNOW DAY! When school is cancelled because of snow, Robby and his family enjoy the day together. c1995.

 

JPB Kalan

Kalan, Robert. RAIN. Brief text and illustrations describe a rainstorm. c1978.

 

JPB Keats

Keats, Ezra Jack. THE SNOWY DAY. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. Caldecott Medal, 1963. [1962]

 

JPB Koscielniak

Koscielniak, Bruce. GEOFFREY GROUNDHOG PREDICTS THE WEATHER. When Geoffrey Groundhog pops out of his hole to predict the weather, he is blinded by television cameras and lights and is unable to see if he has a shadow. No one in town knows how to proceed, so Geoffrey needs help fast. c1995.

 

JPB Lyon

Lyon, George Ella. COME A TIDE. A girl provides a lighthearted account of the spring floods at her rural home. c1990.

 

JPB Martin

Martin, Bill. LISTEN TO THE RAIN. Describes the changing sounds of the rain, the slow soft sprinkle, the drip-drop tinkle, the sounding pounding roaring rain, and the fresh wet silent after-time of rain. (rain) c1988.

 

JPB McBratney

McBratney, Sam. JUST YOU AND ME. As a storm approaches, Little Goosey and Big Gander Goose join other animals in searching for a place to hide. (storms) c1998.

 

JPB Munsch

Munsch, Robert N. MUD PUDDLE. A young girl has an adventure with a mud puddle. 1982, c1979.

 

JPB Neitzel

Neitzel, Shirley. THE JACKET I WEAR IN THE SNOW. A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow. c1989.

 

JPB O'Malley

O'Malley, Kevin. STRAIGHT TO THE POLE. A boy who is struggling through snow to get to school is about to give up but then hears some good news from his friends. c2003.

 

JPB Palazzo

Palazzo-Craig, Janet. WHAT MAKES THE WEATHER. Brief text and pictures present different kinds of weather and suggest how to tell from the sky what the day may be like. c1982.

 

JPB Peters

Peters, Lisa Westberg. THE SUN, THE WIND, AND THE RAIN. Presents side-by-side narration of the earth's making of a mountain, shaping it with sun, wind, and rain, and a child'sefforts at the beach to make a tall sand mountain which is also affected by the elements. c1988.

 

JPB Peters

Peters, Lisa Westberg. WATER'S WAY. Introduces the different forms that water can have, from clouds to steam to fog. c1991.

 

JPB Polacco

Polacco, Patricia. THUNDER CAKE. Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms. c1990.

 

JPB Sasaki

Sasaki, Isao. SNOW. Trains come and go at a small train station on a snowy day. c1982.

 

JPB Scheffler

Scheffler, Ursel. A WALK IN THE RAIN. Jamie goes for a walk in the rain with his grandmother and wears his new rainwear. c1986.

 

JPB Shulevitz

Shulevitz, Uri. SNOW. As snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them, and only a boy and his dog think that the snowfall will amount to anything. c1998.

 

JPB Silver

Silver, Norman. CLOUD NINE. It's much too noisy at Armstrong's house, so when his dad tells him to go outside, Armstrong builds himself a ladder up to the clouds where he can have some peace and quiet. c1995.

 

JPB Skofield

Skofield, James. ALL WET! ALL WET! A small boy experiences, along with the animals of meadow and forest, the sights, smells, and sounds of a rainy summer day. c1984.

 

JPB Soya

Soya, Kiyoshi. A HOUSE OF LEAVES. Sheltering from the rain, Sarah shares a house of leaves with a praying mantis, ladybug, and other small creatures of the wild. (rain) c1987.

 

JPB Spier

Spier, Peter. RAIN. Two children play in their backyard during a rainy day. c1982.

 

JPB Steig

Steig, William. BRAVE IRENE. Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to the duchess in time for the ball. (snow) c1986.

 

JPB Stojic

Stojic, Manya. RAIN. The animals of the African savanna use their senses to predict and then enjoy the rain. c2000.

 

JPB Stolz

Stolz, Mary. STORM IN THE NIGHT. While sitting through a fearsome thunderstorm that has put the lights out, Thomas hears a story from Grandfather's boyhood, when Grandfather was afraid of thunderstorms. (storm) c1988.

 

JPB Szilagyi

Szilagyi, Mary. THUNDERSTORM. A little girl is comforted by her mother during a thunderstorm and she in turn comforts the family dog. c1985.

 

JPB Tester

Tester, Sylvia Root. MAGIC MONSTERS LEARN ABOUT WEATHER. The Magic Monsters learn about rain, lightning, thunder, snow, hail, sleet, wind, tornadoes, clouds, fog, the sun, rainbows, and other elements of weather. c1980.

 

JPB Todd

Todd, Kathleen. SNOW. A young child enjoys an outing in the snow on a cold, wintry day. c1982.

 

JPB Turk

Turk, Hanne. RAINY DAY MAX. (rain) c1983.

 

JPB Wandelmaier

Wandelmaier, Roy. CLOUDS. Brief text and illustrations explain the characteristics of different kinds of clouds. c1985.

 

JPB Wiesner

Wiesner, David. HURRICANE. The morning after a hurricane, two brothers find an uprooted tree which becomes a magical place, transporting them on adventures limited only by their imaginations. c1990.

 

JPB Wiesner

Wiesner, David. SECTOR 7. While on a school trip to the Empire State Building, a boy is taken by a friendly cloud to visit Sector 7, where he discovers how clouds are shaped and channeled throughout the country. c1999.

 

JPB Yee

Yee, Wong Herbert. A DROP OF RAIN. Everyone in the family thinks that baby is crying and tries to cheer him up until it is revealed that it is not tears but drops of rain that are on baby's face. c1995.

 

JPB Yolen

Yolen, Jane. THE GIRL WHO LOVED THE WIND. Though her father seeks to protect her from all unpleasant things, a young princess is intrigued by the voice of the wind that tells her of worlds beyond the palace walls. [1972]

 

JPB Zolotow

Zolotow, Charlotte. HOLD MY HAND. Two little girls take a walk on a cold snowy day. [1972]

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE NONFICTION

 

J 221.9505 B692n

Bolliger, Max. NOAH AND THE RAINBOW; AN ANCIENT STORY. Retells the Old Testament story of Noah who built an ark to hold his family and the animals during the great flood. [1972]

 

J 304.2 H666li

Hintz, Martin. LIVING IN THE TROPICS. Describes the climate, geography, and cultures of Sri Lanka, Ghana, and Columbia, and indicates how tropic conditions affect life in such regions. c1987.

 

YP 363.738 P957gl

Pringle, Laurence P. GLOBAL WARMING: THE THREAT OF EARTH'S CHANGING CLIMATE.c2001.

 

J 398.2 L478to

Lee, Jeanne M. TOAD IS THE UNCLE OF HEAVEN: A VIETNAMESE FOLK TALE. Toad leads a group of animals to ask the King of Heaven to send rain to the parched earth. c1985.

 

J 508 S237wi

Santrey, Louis. WINTER. Describes the changes that take place in the natural world during the period of the year when days are shortest and temperatures lowest. c1983.]

 

J 525.5 B821su

Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. SUNSHINE MAKES THE SEASONS. Describes how sunshine and the tilt of the earth's axis are responsible for the changing seasons. c1985.

 

J 550.7 C437ac

Challand, Helen J. ACTIVITIES IN THE EARTH SCIENCES. Activities and experiments--such as making charcoal, measuring shadows, and calculating the speed of sound--in the areas of astronomy, weather, and geology. c1982.

 

J 551.5 A978s

Aylesworth, Thomas G. STORM ALERT: UNDERSTANDING WEATHER DISASTERS. Examines certain weather conditions, including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and avalanches, which frequently cause extensive damage and loss of life. Also describes what to do if caught in the conditions. c1980.

 

J 551.5 B694su

Bolwell, L. H. IT'S SUNNY. (sunshine) c1985.

 

J 551.5 B815we

Bramwell, Martyn. WEATHER. c1987.

 

J 551.5 B821it

Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS: ALL KINDS OF WEATHER AND WHY WE HAVE IT. Discusses various weather phenomena, including rain, hail, smog, snow, lightning, hurricanes, and tornadoes. c1987.

 

J 551.5 B835w

Breiter, Herta S. WEATHER. An introduction to weather discussing such concepts as evaporation and condensation and the natural occurrence of rain, snow, thunderstorms, and hurricanes. c1978.

 

J 551.5 C653vi

Cobb, Vicki. I FACE THE WIND. Introduces the characteristics and actions of the wind through simple hands-on activities. c2003.

 

J 551.5 F235we

Farndon, John. WEATHER. Discusses such elements of weather as clouds, wet air, frost, ice, wind, and air pressure. Includes some projects. c1992.

 

J 551.5 L665wo

Levine, Shar. WONDERFUL WEATHER. Provides simple experiments and activities that have been designed specifically for young scientists and require only minimal adult supervision. c2003.

 

J 551.5 M638su

Milburn, Constance. SUNSHINE. 1988, c1987.

 

YP 551.5 M696am

Mogil, H. Michael. THE AMATEUR METEOROLOGIST: EXPLORATIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS. Presents activities and projects with which the amateur. meteorologist can explore the weather. [1993]

 

J 551.5 U66w

Updegraff, Imelda. WEATHER. Discusses weather and meteorology. 1982, c1980.

 

J 551.5 W384w

Webster, Vera R. WEATHER EXPERIMENTS. Includes ten experiments involving heat, wind, air, and water which demonstrate how these elements are related to weather. c1982.

 

J 551.517 W763

Gloucester Press. WIND TO FLIGHT. Examines the nature of wind and how it is used by seeds, clouds, birds, insects, and flying machines. Includes experiments and projects.c1989.

 

J 551.518 C363wi

Catherall, Ed. WIND PLAY. c1986.

 

J 551.55 B274hu

Barrett, Norman S. HURRICANES AND TORNADOES. Describes how a hurricane or tornado happens, the damage caused, and precautions and defensive behavior. c1989.

 

J 551.55 B821fl

Branley, Franklyn. MANSFIELD. Flash, crash, rumble, and roll. Explains how and why a thunderstorm occurs and gives safety steps to follow when lightning is flashing. c1985.

 

J 551.55 K12st

Kahl, Jonathan D. STORM WARNING: TORNADOES AND HURRICANES. Provides information about hurricanes and tornadoes, such as where and when they occur, how they form, and the damage they can cause. c1993.

 

J 551.55 S596st

Simon, Seymour. STORMS. Describes the atmospheric conditions which create thunderstorms, hailstorms, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes and how violent weather affects the environment and people. c1989.

 

J 551.56 K89li

Kramer, Stephen P. LIGHTNING. Covers a variety of facts on lightning, including how it is formed, the different types of lightning, what thunder is and its relationship to lightning, safety measures, etc. c1992.

 

J 551.56 W362we

DK Pub. WHY DOES LIGHTNING STRIKE? Answers, in simple text and illustrations, some basic questions about the weather including why lightning strikes and why rainbows appear. c1996.

 

J 551.563 B458l

Bendick, Jeanne. LIGHTNING. Explains what lightning is, what makes a thunderstorm, aspects of air, kinds of lightning, thunder, and how to act during a thunderstorm. c1961.

 

J 551.57 B694ra

Bolwell, L. H. IT'S RAINING. c1985.

 

J 551.57 B694sn

Bolwell, L. H. IT'S SNOWING. c1985.

 

J 551.57 B821sn

Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. SNOW IS FALLING. Describes the characteristics of snow, its usefulness to plants and animals, and the hazards it can cause. c1986.

 

J 551.6 R946we

Rupp, Rebecca. WEATHER. How do hurricanes get names like "Harvey" and "Ophelia"? Is acid rain really as harsh as battery acid, or is it more like lemon juice? What kinds of clouds are killers? Which place in the United States receives hardly any sunshine at all? If lightning never strikes the same place twice, how come the Empire State Building in New York City is hit 23 times every year? Who doesn't want to know the difference between the trade winds, the westerlies, and the doldrums? Or that snow comes in pink, green, and red as well as white? Or that the Hindenberg blew up after lightning ignited the flammable paint on the zeppelin's like to set off a tornado in a bottle?), Weather can transform many boy or girl into the smartest kid on the block. outer cover? Packed with real science, fascinating little-known facts, and experiments that are big fun (who wouldn't like to set off a tornado in a bottle?), Weather can transform any boy or girl into the smartest kid on the block.c2003.

 

J 551.576 D419cl

De Paola, Tomie. THE CLOUD BOOK: WORDS AND PICTURES. Introduces the ten most common types of clouds, the myths that have been inspired by their shapes, and what they can tell about coming weather changes. c1975.

 

J 551.6 G441we

Gibbons, Gail. WEATHER FORECASTING. Describes forecasters at work in a weather station as they use sophisticated equipment to track and gauge the constant changes in the weather. c1987.

 

J 574.543 A437s

Allington, Richard L. BEGINNING TO LEARN ABOUT SUMMER. Introduces the reader to various activities traditionally associated with summer and encourages the discussion of individual experiences. c1981.

 

J 579.54 J68wa

Johnson, Rebecca L. A WALK IN THE DESERT. Describes the climate, soil, plants, and animals of North American deserts and the ways in which the plants and animals depend on each other and their environment to survive. c2001.

 

J 745.5 S726ra

Souter, Gillian. RAINY DAY CRAFTS. Provides directions for creating a variety of items, including kirigami flowers, picture frames, greeting cards, decorated boxes, and stenciled tee shirts. c2002.

 

J 811.008 R159ra

Radley, Gail, selected by. RAINY DAY RHYMES. A collection of poems about rainy days and nights, by authors including Elizabeth Coatsworth, Myra Cohn Livingston, and Aileen Fisher. c1992.

 

J 811.54 Y54sn

Yolen, Jane. SNOW, SNOW: WINTER POEMS FOR CHILDREN. c1998.

 

J 92 B477ma

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY. A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations. Caldecott Medal, 1999. c 1998.

 

YP 974.7 M978bl

Murphy, Jim. BLIZZARD: THE STORM THAT HANGED AMERICA. Presents a history, based on personal accounts and newspaper articles, of the massive snowstorm that hit the Northeast in 1888, focusing on the events in New York City. c2000.

 


PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

 

P.R. 372.35 F686

Instructor Books. FOOLPROOF, FAILSAFE SEASONAL SCIENCE: SCIENCE THROUGH THE SEASONS FOR K-4. c1982.

 

P.R. 372.35 G736we

Graf, Mike. THE WEATHER REPORT: LESSON PLANS, WORKSHEETS, AND EXPERIMENTS. c1989.

 

P.R. 372.357 B989in

Butzow, Carol M. INTERMEDIATE SCIENCE THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: OVER LAND AND SEA. c1994.

 

P.R. 372.357 G259co

Gates, Julie M. CONSIDER THE EARTH: ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES FOR GRADES 4-8. c1989.

 

P.R. 372.64 P464ra

Perry, Phyllis Jean. RAINY, WINDY, SNOWY, SUNNY DAYS: LINKING FICTION TO NONFICTION. c1996.

 

P.R. 551.5 W668ab

Braus, Judy, editor. WILD ABOUT WEATHER. c1988.

 

P.R. 551.5 W776lo

Winrich, Ralph A. A LOOK AT WEATHER: ACTIVITIES FOR THE PRIMARY STUDENT. [1988]

 

 


MEDIA

 

AID 551.5 A298

AIR AND WEATHER. [picture] Instructor Publications, c1975. 10 study prints + 1 teacher's guide. Describes weather and air influences at the middle/upper elementary level.

 

AID 551.5 W555

WHAT CAUSES WEATHER? [Picture] Creative Teaching Press, Inc. ; c1989. This poster offers illustrations of: The atmosphere; Changing Seasons ; Surfaces on earth; Wind belts ; High and low pressure; and The water cycle.

 

AID 551.576 F198

FAMILIAR CLOUD FORMS. [Picture] / Society for Visual Education. c1964. 8 study: Cumulus (fair weather),Cumulus (towering), cumulonimbus. Altocumulus Cirrus,

Cirrostratus, Stratocumulus, Fog.

 

VCR 551.5 A416

ALL ABOUT THE WEATHER. [videorecording] (23 min.) Huntsville, TX : EVN, [2001?]

 

VCR 551.5 C639

CLIMATE, WATER & LIVING PATTERNS. [videorecording] (20 min.) + 1 teacher's guide. Rainbow Educational Media [2001]

 

VCR 551.5 C647

CLOUDS AND WHAT THEY MEAN. [videorecording] (18 min.) CLEARVUE/eav, c1998. + 1 Teacher'sguide+ 1 worksheet booklet. Explains what clouds are and how they form. Also describes the basic types of clouds and how clouds can be used to predict the weather.

 

VCR 551.55 T685

TORNADOES!!:THE ENTITY.. [videorecording] (60 min.) :Norman Beerger Productions; c1993. Photography of 46 tornadoes that have occurred over the last 40 years. Includes 9 minutes of the Andover, Kansas tornado of 1991. Discusses the climatic factors that cause tornadoes and why they can be unpredictable.

 

VCR 551.6 C639

THE CLIMATE PUZZLE. [videorecording] (60 min.) Films Inc., c1986. Explains why no human being has ever experienced the earth's normal climate. Questions will the climate change again and why, and is the earth entering a new ice age, or will the current global warming trend hold off the inevitable?

 

Created by Donna Wallach,  April 2005.

  

                                                                     

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