Sunday, January 25, 2015

65 Weather Disaster Books: K-9

Informational (Including narrative accounts)

  1. Berger, Melvin. (2000). Scholastic Question & Answer: Do Tornadoes Really Twist? New York: Scholastic.
  2. Branley, Franklyn M. (2008). Volcanoes (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2). Illustrated by Megan Lloyd. New York: HarperCollins.
  3. Branley, Franklyn M. (2005). Earthquakes. Illustrated by Megan Lloyd. New York: HarperCollins.
  4. Carson, Mary Kay. (2010). Inside Tornadoes. New York: Sterling.
  5. Carson, Mary Kay. (2010). Inside Hurricanes. New York: Sterling.
  6. Demarest, Chris L. (2006). Hurricane Hunters!: Riders on the Storm. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books.
  7. Fradin, Judy & Denis Fradin. (2011). Tornado!: The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Kids. 
  8. Fradin, Judy & Denis Fradin. (2010). Volcano!: The Icelandic Eruption of 2010 and Other Hot, Smoky, Fierce, and Fiery Mountains. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Kids. 
  9. Gibbons, Gail. (2010). Hurricanes! New York: Holiday House.
  10. Gibbons, Gail. (2010). Tornadoes! New York: Holiday House.
  11. Grace, Catherine O'Neill. (2004). Forces of Nature: The Awesome Power of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tornadoes. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Kids. 
  12. Gregory, Josh. (2013). The Superstorm: Hurricane Sandy. New York: Scholastic.
  13. Hopping, Lorraine Jean. (1998). Wild Weather: Blizzards! New York: Scholastic.
  14. Hopping, Lorraine Jean. (1995).  Hurricanes! New York: Scholastic.
  15. Kops, Deborah. (2015). The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  16. Kostigen, Thomas M. (2014). Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More! Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Kids. 
  17. Lauber, Patricia.  (1993). Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens. New York: Simon & Schuster Books. 
  18. Lauber, Patricia. (1996). Flood: Wrestling with the Mississippi. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic.
  19. Murphy, Jim. (2006). Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America. New York: Scholastic.
  20. O'Meara, Donna. (2007). Into theVolcano: A Volcano Researcher at Work. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
  21. Prager, Ellen J. (2007). Jump Into Science: Earthquakes.  Illustrated by Susan Grenstein. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic.
  22. Prager, Ellen J. (2007). Jump into Science: Volcano. Illustrated by Nancy Woodman. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic.
  23. Richards, Marlee. (2014). The Johnstown Flood: Core Events of Deadly Disaster (What Went Wrong?). North Mankato, MN: Capstone Press.
  24. Rusch, Elizabeth. (2013). Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives (Scientists in the Field Series).  Illustrated by Tom Uhlman. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  25. Simon, Seymour. (2007). Hurricanes. New York: HarperCollins. 
  26. Simon, Seymour. (2006). Earthquakes. New York: HarperCollins.  
  27. Simon, Seymour. (2006). Volcanoes. New York: HarperCollins. 
  28. Simon, Seymour. (2001). Tornadoes. New York: HarperCollins. 
  29. Stewart, Melissa. (2011). Inside Earthquakes. New York: Sterling.
  30. Thomas, Rick. (2005). Whiteout! A Book about Blizzards. Illustrated by Denise Shea. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books.
  31. Watts, Claire. (2012). DK Eyewitness Books: Natural Disasters. New York: DK Books.


  1. Hausman, Gerald. (2013). The Otter, the Spotted Frog & the Great Flood: A Creek Indian Story. Illustrated by Ramon Shiloh. Bloomington, IN: Wisdom Tales.

Novels (Grades 4 - 8)

  1. Duey, Kathleen & Karen A. Bale. (2015, Reissue). Survivors: Flood Mississippi, 1927. New York: Aladdin.
  2. Kehert, Peg. (2004). Escaping the Giant Wave. New York: Aladdin.
  3. Kehert, Peg. (1998). Earthquake Terror.  New York: Puffin. 
  4. Kehert, Peg. (1998). The Volcano Disaster. New York: Aladdin.
  5. MacLachlan, Patricia. (2014). Fly Away. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books.
  6. Paley, Jane. (2011). Hooper Finds a Family: A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale. New York: HarperCollins.
  7. Philbrick, Rodman. (2014). Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina. New York: The Blue Sky Press.
  8. Ruckman, Ivy. (2003). Night of the Twisters. New York: HarperCollins.
  9. Smith, Roland. (2012). Storm Runners. New York: Scholastic.
  10. Smith, Tamara Ellis. (2015). Another Kind of Hurricane. New York: Schwartz & Wade.
  11. Trueman, Terry. (2008). Hurricane: A Novel New York: HarperCollins.

from River Friendly, River Wild
from River Friendly, River Wild

Novel-In-Verse  and Poetry (Grade 7+)

  1. Engle, Margarita. (2011). Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck. New York: Henry Holt.
  2. Kooser, Ted. (2006). The Blizzard Voices. Lincoln, NE: Bison Books/University of Nebraska.
  3. Kurtz, Jane. (2006). River Friendly, River Wild. Illustrated by Neil Brennan. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  4. Rose, Caroline Starr. (2014). May B. New York: Yearling.
  5. Williams, Julie. (2004). Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems. New York: HarperTeen.

from Hurricanes by David Wiesner
Picture Books

  1. Coleman, Janet Wyman. (2013). Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival. Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers. 
  2. Danticat, Edwidge. (2010). Eight Day: A Story in Haiti. Illustrated by Alix Delinois. New York: Orchard Books.
  3. Kajikawa, Kimiko. (2009). Tsunami! Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: Philomel.
  4. Kroll, Virginia. (2012). Selvakumar Knew Better. Illustrated by Xiaojun Li. Shen Books.
  5. Larson, Kirby and Mary Nethery. (2008). Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival. Illustrated by Jean Cassels. New York: Walker & Co.
  6. Lee, Milly. (2006). Earthquake. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  7. Lewis, Suzanne.  (2015). A Penguin Named Patience: A Hurricane Katrina Rescue Story. Illustrated by Lisa Anchin. Ann Arbor, MI: Sleeping Bear Press.
  8. Miller, William. (1997). A House by the River. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. New York: Lee & Low Books. 
  9. Oatman-High, Linda. (2004). City of Snow: The Great Blizzard of 1888. Illustrated by Laura Francesca Filippucci. New York: Walker Childrens.
  10. Peters, Lisa Westberg. (2010). Volcano Wakes Up. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. New York: Henry Holt.
  11. Rocco, John. (2014). Blizzard. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  12. Rose, Caroline. (2015). Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story. Illustrated by Rob Dunlavey. New York: Schwartz & Wade.
  13. Sutton, Sally. (2013). Farmer John's Tractor. Illustrated by Robyn Belton. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  14. Watson, Renee. (2014). A Place Where Hurricanes Happen. Illustrated by Shadra Strickland. New York: Dragonfly Books.
  15. Wiesner, David. (2008). Hurricane. New York: Clarion.
  16. Wright, Betty Ren. (2005). The Blizzard. Illustrated by Ronald Himler. New York: Holiday House.

  1. Villa, Alvaro F. (2013). Flood. North Mankato, MN: Capstone Young Readers.

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