Books about Weather for Preschoolers
The weather is always a big topic of conversation in our neck of the woods. We can expect a wide range of weather anytime throughout the year. We always have fun talking about what kind of weather to expect (especially in the spring and fall when the weather can get crazy!) All that to say, we had a great time discussing different types of weather and what other parts of the world might experience that we don’t here in Montana! These are the books that we either own or checked out at the library over the past couple of weeks. I hope you enjoy reading some of these favorites!
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Questions and Answers about Weather is from Usborne Books and is one I pulled off our bookshelves for this unit. My kids are huge fans of anything that is Lift-the-flap and could go through the book over and over, each time learning more about the weather. I love bright illustrations and detailed information (without being TOO detailed) that this book offers. You can check it out HERE on Usborne’s website!
Lift the Flap: Seasons and Weather is another much-loved Usborne book in our collection. It is also one of the main books that we refer to when we are getting sick of the winter and looking forward to what is ahead. It is another Lift-the-flap book that offers engaging, interesting content in a very accessible way! Click here to check it out on Usborne’s website.
Another Usborne book, Weather and Climate is aimed a slightly older age group (the website says 7+). This isn’t one we own, but I have seen it in person before, and it is beautiful (which is something I could say about ALL Usborne books, honestly). This is the description from the website: A lift-the-flap information book that introduces readers to the science of weather. Filled with facts from how hurricanes and floods happen to how global warming is affecting the Earth’s climates.
Turn and Learn: Weather is the only “turn and learn” book available from Usborne so far, and it has me hoping there are more on the way! As per usual, it is full of information and beautiful illustrations. It’s engaging and interactive in the best way. My kids loved reading it and came back to it over and over to turn the wheel! Brimming with fascinating facts, this book is the perfect introduction to rain, thunder and lightening, sunshine, wind, and snow.
Weather from Usborne Books is part of the Beginners Series, which is perfect for little explorers that are just beginning to read by themselves. It answers fascinating questions such as What makes the wind blow? How can rain sometimes be red? Why are tornadoes like vacuum cleaners?
This book is also available in Spanish!
When I was in elementary school, one of my grandma’s gifted me with a National Geographic for Kids magazine subscription. I loved it and learned SO much in those pages. Because of that, I have such a soft spot for National Geographic Books for my kids. This adorable reference book introduces young children to every aspect of weather and answers the questions curious kids want to know! Young kids will learn how all the various types of weather systems work, from droughts and deserts to snowflakes and blizzards. If you have an FreeTime Unlimited account, this book is available for free!
Again, because of books I read when I was young, I’m a sucker for Cat in the Hat. We own most of the books in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library, and I’m always on the lookout for the ones we don’t own, so I promptly ordered Oh Say Can you Say What’s the Weather Today? when I decided on weather for this week’s topic. Cat and company travel by hot air balloon up and into various weather phenomena including rain, snow, thunder, tornadoes, and even hurricanes! Along the way they learn about thermometers, anemometers, wind vanes, cloud formations, humidity, fog, smog, weather folklore, and how to stay safe in lightning. You can find this book here!
Britta Teckentrup might be my very favorite children’s author and illustrator. Her books are gorgeous, tell incredible stories and ignite the imagination. I found her while researching books for another unit and fell in love with her work. It takes a lot of self control to not buy every.single.book she’s ever published. You can see her whole catalog here- it’s impressive and Look at the Weather is no exception. It’s long, so don’t expect to read it in one sitting (unless you have much more patience than I do!), but it’s worth it. It’s divided up into different sections and each one is a treat. You can check out all her books here, and find Look at the Weather here.
Last but not least, The Everything Kids Weather Book is packed full of information and details for both older kids and younger kids. It is filled with hundreds of exciting facts and thirty fun weather puzzles and games. It is a great resource that will grow with your kids!
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