22 Splendid Weather Books for Kids

Can you recall how that old poem “weathering the weather” goes? Whether the weather is windy, cloudy, rainy, hot, or any temperature, we always talk about it. Below are our best weather books for kids to use in your curriculum.    

Best Weather Books for Kids (Fiction)    

  1. May I Come In?- Marsha Diane Arnold (PreK-1)

Thunderstorms can be frightening! Racoon is in quest of a friend to keep his company in this awesome read-aloud. The good ending has a nice message for your classroom.        

  1. Pignic by Matt Phelan (PreK-1)

For the pigs’ best picnic, they have their choice list. Amongst them are kite-flying, tree climbing, and their nibbles. However, if a rainstorm posed a threat, it would all be a mud party. 

  1. A Year With The Wind- Hanna Konola (PreK-1)

With the spring breeze spearheading and ending it, this poem explains the wind’s movement in each month of the year. The basic geometric examples are enough to birth classroom artwork.           

  1. The Weather Girls by Aki (PreK-1)

The diverse and loveable “Weather Girls ‘travel in a group of associates, just like Ludwig Bemelmen’s Madeline, as they happily observe the weather season after season. 

  1. Tap Tap Boom Boom- Elizabeth Bluemle (PreK-2)

This boisterous text reveals the panic caused by a rainstorm in the city- and the exciting surprise waiting after that. The burst of dialogue, sound words, short details, and effective punctuation make this a loveable text.             

  1. Sun by Sam Usher (PreK-2)

These two pairs don’t allow humid temperatures to stop their already scheduled picnic. However, they often run into some strangers’ dinners as they vie for the best spot. See Snow and Rain by the same author also.   

  1.  The Rain Came Down- David Shannon (PreK-2)

How does the weather effect make us feel? Explore the raucous trip from cranky to calm in this ancient cause-and-effect rainy-filled story from an amazing writer.          

  1. Come On, Rain!- Karen Hesse (PreK-3)

After a neighborhood overcomes prolonged merciless weather, there are sounds of celebration in the neighborhood when it finally stops.

  1. When the Wind Blows- Linda Booth Sweeney (PreK-2)

Windy days aren’t the nicest, but the grandmother and grandson in this tale make the best of these moments by making kite-flying adventures and giggling along. The use of verbs in the pages of this text makes it fascinating.         

  1. On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemanga (K-3)

A little girl soon discovers the wonders of exploring the woods on a wet day. If trying to figure out the author’s message, it is simply that, “Going outside is way more awesome than playing video games?”

  1. Cloudy with Chance of Meatballs- Judi Barrett (K-3)

This is a perennial best fit. Make your students laugh and encourage creative writing with weather forecasts of orange juice showers and tomato tornadoes.           

  1. Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco (1-4)

Patricia Polacco is the book turned weather events to work on her favorite memoirs like ever before

This is a tale with a flair for childhood thunderstorm tradition, and it’s worth reading in your class year-in, year-out. 

Awesome Weather Books for Kids (Nonfiction)     

  1. Rainbows (Amazing Sights of the Sky) by Martha E. Rustad (PreK-2)

Rainbows are adorable sights to behold everywhere, but what is the causal factor for their appearance? Discuss this simple explanation to assist students in comprehending this exciting weather event. 

  1. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Weather by Karen de Seve (PreK-2)

Have this reference book with you to answer students’ questions on the weather. The link between the weather, people, and animals provoke critical thinking. 

  1. Fly Guy Presents: Weather by Tedd Arnold (K-3)

This straightforward reader character, Pals, gains a lot whenever they’re out to a weather station. This book’s sweet vocabulary makes it worth adding to your library.         

  1. Types of Precipitation (Water All Around Us)- Nadia Higgins (K-3)

Learning via music is simply magic. Stories in the Water All Around Us collection each have compelling songs, easy to locate online. Get your students tapping their toes as they discover new phenomena like rain, sleet, hail, and snow.

  1. Weather by D.K. (1-4)

This portable handbook is ideal for a weather inquiry in your classroom. Well-stated sections include topics from cloud differentiation to super winds.     

  1. Next Time You See a Cloud by Emily Morgan (2-5)

This inspiring narrative is the best fit for a middle-grade read-aloud. Take a moment to wonder at the awesome photographs and remove the details revealed on each page.    

  1. Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future- Allan Drummond (2-5)

Many students are not new to the dreadfulness of a weather-related disaster from the news or, sadly, personal experiences. This tale of joint recovery efforts after a tornado in 2007 offers an inspiring outlook.      

  1. Al Roker’s Extreme Weather by Al Roker (3-7)

As similarly fashionable as the author’s T.V. broadcast, this new title contains tons of information on weather forecasts and the circumstances that lead to terrific weather events. 

  1. Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code by Amy Cherrix (Gr. 5-7)

Titles in this Scientist in the Field collection are always known for discussing topics from unique positions. Study alongside students about current innovations.

  1. Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms by Karen Bush Gibson (Gr. 5-7)

This book states the importance and history of meteorology. 

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