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Weather: Books


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Weather

ISBN: 1426327196
Ages: 4—8

What causes it to snow? Why are some places hot and some places cold? How does a rainbow form? This appealing introduction to weather for grades K-3 includes interactive questions, games that reinforce concepts, and lots of colorful photographs.


Clouds (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science)

ISBN: 0064452205
Ages: 4—8

Why are there different kinds of clouds? How can clouds tell us about the weather? This fun introduction to clouds for young children will have them looking at the sky, identifying cloud types and predicting what kind of weather can be expected.

Weather Symbols

Weather Words And What They Mean

ISBN: 0823441903
Ages: 5—8

In this introduction to weather for primary grades, common weather terms such as precipitation, air pressure, temperature, and fronts are explained with clear, accessible language and colorful labeled diagrams. This revised edition has been vetted by experts from NOAA and includes a fun list of weird weather facts.



ISBN: 0064437914
Ages: 6—10

Another treasure by Seymour Simon. These books are always a popular choice because they have great science, photographs and illustrations, and they are a good length for all kinds of readers.

Additional books in the series by Seymour Simon include:

  • Hurricanes  (ISBN: 0061170712)
  • Lightning  (ISBN: 0060884355)
  • Weather  (ISBN: 0060884398)
  • Storms  (ISBN: 0688117082)

The Everything KIDS' Weather Book

Windy day outside the window

ISBN: 1440550360
Ages: 7—12

This is a great resource book for your library. If it's about weather, it's in here. Detailed science explanations and games,puzzles, activities and more. Cute diagrams with kids in mind make this book fun to read and to own.

The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting (Kids Can!)

Weather Symbols

ISBN: 0824968239
Ages: 7—12

Written by a meteorologist, this book invites children to predict the weather by understanding the science behind it. Experiments and activities are included to help young learners practice their skills in observation and forecasting.

National Geographic Kids Everything Weather


ISBN: 1426310584
Ages: 8—12

Learn about weather from National Geographic. Let the science authors take you to see all there is to see around the globe in weather related science. Great photographs and detailed explanations for all budding scientists.


Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More!

ISBN: 1426318111
Ages: 8—12

Extreme weather is a high-interest subject for many kids, and it’s all here in this eye-catching book filled with captioned color photos that will fascinate middle-grade readers.

Weather Symbols

Weather (DK Eyewitness Books)

ISBN: 1465451803
Ages: 8—12

“Discover the world’s weather -- from heat waves and droughts to blizzards and floods.” This overview covers the history of meteorology and weather, both everyday conditions and extreme events, with lots of infographics, statistics and facts.

Also in this series: DK Eyewitness: Hurricane and Tornado (ISBN: 1465420533)


Lightning (Nature in Action)

ISBN: 0876146175
Ages: 8—12

Study up on the science behind the fascinating and dangerous world of lightning. Learn how the smallest little particle of matter can have such a huge impact on our weather. The many amazing photographs of lightning will be a treasure for teachers, parents and kids of all ages.


Weather Projects For Young Scientists: Experiments and Science Fair Ideas

ISBN: 1556526296
Ages: 9—12

More than 40 weather projects are presented in this activity book for aspiring meteorologists. Instructions for building weather-measuring tools—barometers, psychrometers, anemometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, and thermometers—allow the reader to assemble them into a working weather station. Also available in Kindle edition.

Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code (Scientists in the Field Series)


ISBN: 054441165X
Ages: 10—14

Meet a NASA team on the cutting edge of meteorological field science. The mission flies retired military drones over hurricanes to figure out when a storm will strike and how strong it will be, in order to improve warning and evacuation systems. Part of the critically acclaimed “Scientists in the Field” series for middle-schoolers, this engaging book provides a fascinating look at the work of a weather researcher.

Also in this series: The Tornado Scientist (ISBN: 0544965825)

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