Weather Books for Kids

Children’s Books about the Weather

Looking for a few great children’s books about weather? Here are a few terrific books that will answer your child’s questions and inspire them to hunt for more answers. From picture books for the very young to resources that the older child can appreciate, there’s sure to be something here that’s just right for your aspiring meterologist.

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Weather Books for Young Children

Thunder-Boomer!Thunder-Boomer!

A group of children experience a summer storm in this delightful picture book for young children. Lots of sound effects that your child will adore.

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In the video below, Jana Herko from the Children’s Literacy Initiative recommends these books about the weather for young children. Watch the video to see what she has to say about them.

Rainstorm
Rainstorm

One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days
One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days

Cloudette
Cloudette

Clouds (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Clouds

Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest

How the Weather Works: A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate
How the Weather Works

Weather Books for Older Children

Older children will appreciate learning “why” the weather behaves the way it does. These excellent books will get them started.

Can it Really Rain Frogs: The World's Strangest Weather Events
Can it Really Rain Frogs: The World’s Strangest Weather Events

How Artists See: The Weather: Sun, Wind, Snow, Rain
How Artists See: The Weather: Sun, Wind, Snow, Rain

Under the Weather: Stories About Climate Change
Under the Weather: Stories About Climate Change

Inside Weather (Inside Series)
Inside Weather (Inside Series)

Weather!
Weather!

DK Eyewitness Books: Weather
DK Eyewitness Books: Weather

Weather Forecasting Books for Kids

Youngsters can learn more about forecasting the weather from these books. They’ll learn how the professionals do it — and maybe do a little forecasting themselves!

Storm Tracker: Measuring and Forecasting Weather
Storm Tracker: Measuring and Forecasting Weather

Weather Watching (Collins Discover)
Weather Watching (Collins Discover)

Forecasting! (Checkerboard Science Library: What's It Like Out?)
Forecasting!

Doppler Radar, Satellites, and Computer Models: The Science of Weather Forecasting
Doppler Radar, Satellites, and Computer Models

Forecasting the Weather (Measuring the Weather)
Forecasting the Weather (Measuring the Weather)

Forecasting (Science of the Skies)
Forecasting (Science of the Skies)

Weather Projects and Experiments

For a child who likes projects and experiments, these weather books are ideal. (And wouldn’t they make great science fair projects?)

Janice VanCleave's Weather: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects
Janice VanCleave’s Weather

Weather Projects for Young Scientists: Experiments and Science Fair Ideas
Weather Projects for Young Scientists

Wild Science Projects about Earth's Weather (Rockin' Earth Science Experiments)
Wild Science Projects about Earth’s Weather

Hands-on Science Projects: Earth: Find Out About the Planet, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Weather with 50 Great Experiments and Projects
Hands-on Science Projects

Wild About Weather: 50 Wet, Windy & Wonderful Activities
Wild About Weather: 50 Wet, Windy & Wonderful Activities

Meteorology Projects with a Weather Station You Can Build
Meteorology Projects with a Weather Station You Can Build

Great Science Project Ideas from Real Kids

Janice VanCleave's Great Science Project Ideas from Real Kids Janice VanCleave’s Great Science Project Ideas from Real Kids

Janice VanCleave is the author of a great series of books of science projects and experiments. This book of Science Project Ideas gives you over 40 suggestions, along with tips and techniques for setting up your project.

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Books about Extreme Weather

Kids like the dramatic, and they’ll be enthralled with these books on extreme weather. It’s fascinating material that will help reinforce their love of reading.

Extreme Weather (Insiders)
Extreme Weather (Insiders)

DK Eyewitness Books: Hurricane and Tornado
DK Eyewitness Books: Hurricane and Tornado

Navigators: Extreme Weather
Navigators: Extreme Weather

Electrical Storms (Extreme Weather)
Electrical Storms (Extreme Weather)

Weather Watchers: Climate Scientists (Extreme Scientists)
Weather Watchers: Climate Scientists (Extreme Scientists)

Chasing the World's Most Dangerous Storms (Extreme Explorations!)
Chasing the World’s Most Dangerous Storms (Extreme Explorations!)