Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Turbulent Weather Books for K-8


Hurricane by Celia Godkin

For K-3 Classes

Berger, Melvin  & Gilda Berger. (2000). Do Tornadoes Really Twist? Illustrated by Barbara Higgins Bond New York: Scholastic.
Branley, Franklyn M. (1990). Tornado Alert. Illustrated by Giulio Maestro. New York: HarperCollins.
Carson, Mary Kay. (2010). Inside Tornadoes. Sterling.
Carson, Mary Kay. (2010). Inside Hurricanes. Sterling.
Challoner, Jack. (2004). DK Eyewitness Books: Hurricane and Tornado. New York: DK Books.
Cherry, Lynne. (2004). The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Editors for Time for Kids & Leslie Dickstein. (2006). Time for Kids: Storms! New York: HarperCollins.
Fradin, Judith Brindell & Dennis Fradin. (2011). Tornado! The Story Behind These Twisting Turning, Spiraling Storms. Washington DC: National Geographic Children’s Books.
Gibbons, Gail, (2010). Hurricanes! New York: Holiday House.
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Gibbons, Gail, (2010). Tornadoes! New York: Holiday House.
Godkin, Celia. (2008). Hurricane.  Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
Hissock, Bruce. (2008). The Big Storm. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press.
Hissock, Bruce. (1997). The Big Rivers: The Missouri, the Mississippi, and the Ohio. New York: Atheneum.
Kajikawa, Kimiko. (2009). Tsunami! Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: Philomel.
Laiz, Jana. (2005). Elephants of the Tsunami. Illustrated by Tara Cafiero. Dalton, MA: EarthBound Books.
Larson, Kibby & Mary Nethery. (2008).  Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival. Illustrated by Jean Cassels. New York: Walker Children.
Lauber, Patricia. (1993). Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mt. St. Helens. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Lee, Milly. (2006). Earthquake. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Lesser, Carolyn. (1997). Storm on the Desert. Illustrated by Ted Rand. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
London, Jonathan. (1998). Hurricane! Illustrated by Henri Sorensen. New York: HarperCollins.
McGrath, Barbara Barbieri. (2006). The Storm: Students of Biloxi, Mississippi Remember Hurricane Katrina.  Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishers.
Mercier, Deidre McLaughlin. (2006). Yesterday We Had a Hurricane/Ayer Tuvimos un Huracon. Chesapeake, VA: Bumble Bee.
Morris, Ann & Heidi Larson. (2005). Tsunami: Helping Each Other. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.
Osborne, Mary Pope. (2006). Pompeii. Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen. New York: Knopf.
Pattison, Darcy. (2012). Wisdom: The Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and other Disasters for over 60 Years.  Illustrated by Kitty Harvill. Little Rock, AR: Mims House.
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Perry, Phyllis J. (2010). Pandas’ Earthquake Escape. Illustrated by Susan Detwiler. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Sylvan Dell.
Pitt, Steve. (2004). Rain Tonight: A Story of Hurricane Hazel. Illustrated by Heather Collins. Toronto, ON: Tundra Books.
Prager, Ellen J. (2007). Jump Into Science: Earthquakes. Illustrated by Susan Greenstein. Washington, DC: National Geographic Children’s Books.
Uhlberg, Myron. (2011). A Storm Called Katrina. Illustrated by Colin Bootman. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.
Vaughan, Marcia. (1999). Abbie Against the Storm: The True Story of a Young Heroine and a Lighthouse. Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. New York: Aladdin.
Wallner, Alexandra. (2006). Sergio and the Hurricane. New York: Henry Holt.
Watson, Renee. (2010). A Place Where Hurricanes Happen. Illustrated by Shandra Strickland.  New York: Random House.
From Hurricane by David Wiesner
Wiesner, David. (1990). Hurricane. New York: Sandpiper.
Yolen, Jane. (1995).  Letting Swift River Go. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney. New York: Little Brown.
Zelch, Patti. (2010). Ready, Set…Wait! What Animals Do Before a HurricaneIllustrated by Connie McLennan. Mt. Pleasants, SC: Sylvan Learning,


For Grades 4-8 Classes


Cherry, Lynne & Gary Braasch. (2010). How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.

Deem, James M. (2005). Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Gregory, Kristina, (2003). Earthquake at Dawn. New York: Sandpiper.
Guiberson, Brenda. (2010). Disasters: Natural and Man Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries. New York: Henry Holt.
Kurtz, Jane. (2007). River Friendly River Wild. Illustrated by Neil Brennan. New York: Aladdin.
Lauber, Patricia. (1996). Hurricanes: Earth’s Mightiest Storms. New York: Scholastic.
Moser, Barry. (2007). Ashen Sky: The Letters Of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius. Translated by Benedicte Gilman. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Los Angeles, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum.
Simon, Seymour. (1992). Storms. New York: HarperCollins.
Simon, Seymour. (2001). Tornadoes. New York: HarperCollins.
Simon, Seymour. (2007). Hurricanes. New York: HarperCollins.
Winchester, Simon. (2008). The Day the World Exploded: Catastrophe at Krakatoa. Illustrated by Jason Chin. New York: HarperCollins.

Jason Chin's Illustration


1 comment:

  1. Thanks. Today in first grade a child made some advances when the book my student was reading with him had something to do with a storm. Must be frightening for children--all the strange weather.

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