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Understanding Weather for Kids

Spring brings a time with different kinds of severe weather. Weather can sometimes be scary, especially when you don't know much about what's happening or what causes weather changes. We've provided a few titles below to help explain the different types of weather to children. Feel free to check them out!

Weather by Catriona Clarke

What makes the wind blow? How can rain sometimes be red? Why are tornadoes like vacuum cleaners? You'll find out the answers and lots more about weird and wonderful weather in this fascinating book.

Weather by Tamra Orr

Provides step-by-step instructions for performing experiments designed to answer such questions about the weather as what makes it rain, how do scientists measure air pressure, and how does temperature affect air movement.

The Weather by Mike Goldsmith

The Weather takes young readers through the many different features of weather, from the makings of a thunderstorm to weather forecasting. Easy-to-follow text and exciting photographs make learning about weather simple.

How Weather Works by Robin Birch

What is the weather like today? Is it hot, cold, wet, dry, windy, Or still? We are interested in the weather because it makes a difference in how we feel, what we wear, and what we can do. Weather and Climate looks at Earth's weather and how in affects people and the environment. This books in the series: explain how weather and weather forecasting work explore different weather and climate conditions investigate how people live with weather and climate In How Weather Works find out about the science behind the weather, what causes weather, adn the effects of weather. Special Features: Weather Report boxes provide interesting background information maps and diagrams explain Earth's weather and climate zones Weather Wonders feature presents amazing facts and records.

How's the Weather in Spring? by Jenna Lee Gleisner

This Level 1 guided reader explores the concept of seasonal changes in weather. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about the changes in spring weather we can see and feel.

Tornadoes! by Gail Gibbons

Tornadoes are funnel-shaped clouds that can cause massive destruction on the ground. Their winds can swirl faster than 260 miles per hour! Using her acclaimed combination of clear text and detailed illustrations, Gibbons explains how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and what to do in case one should be near you.

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