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Hurricane & Tornado
by DK Publishing
Here is a dramatic and compelling guide to nature's most dangerous and destructive forces. Stunning full-color photographs, models, and illustrations offer a unique "eyewitness" view of catastrophic weather conditions. See into the eye of a spiraling cyclone, hailstones the size of tennis balls, a spectacular lightning ball, the devastating effects of the El Nino phenomenon, and how a gentle mountain stream can become a raging torrent within a few minutes. Learn about the techniques developed through the centuries to forecast weather, what causes giant waves capable of engulfing entire cities, and how plants and animals have adapted to withstand extreme conditions. Part of the DK Eyewitness Books series.
The Magic School Bus: Inside a Hurricane
by Joanna Cole
Count on Ms. Frizzle to teach anything but an ordinary lesson on meteorology. Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane-and even a tornado-firsthand. During their thrilling ride through the sky, Arnold gets lost. Will the Friz be able to save the day this time? Part of the Magic School Bus series.
Hurricane Season: A Coach, His Team, and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina
by Neal Thompson
"There's always a point in the season when you're faced with a challenge and you see what you're capable of. And you grow up." (J.T. Curtis, head coach, John Curtis Christian School Patriots) On Saturday, August 27, 2005, the John Curtis Patriots met for a grueling practice in the late summer New Orleans sun. They had pulled off a 19-0 shutout in their pre-season game the night before, but it was a game full of dumb mistakes. Coach Curtis was determined to drill those mistakes out of them before their highly anticipated next game. As fate played out, that afternoon was the last time the Patriots would see one another for weeks; some teammates they'd never see again. Hurricane Katrina was about to tear their lives apart. Hurricane Season is the story of a great coach, his team, his family, and their school -- and a remarkable fight back from shocking tragedy. It is a story of football and faith, and of the transformative power of a team that rises above adversity, and above its own abilities, to come together again and prove what they're made of.
by David Wiesner
When a storm is raging, David and George are glad to be inside the house, snug and safe. In this spectacular picture book by Caldecott Honor recipient David Wisener, a fallen tree becomes the threshold to the limitless voyage of the imagination, which David and George share as only true friends -- and brothers -- can. "Wiesner captures perfectly the aura of a giant storm from a child's perspective. A family weathers a hurricane; the next day, in the post-hurricane yard, the two boys in the family play on a great fallen elm, imagining it to be a jungle, a pirate ship, and a space ship. A handsome book, affording opportunities for sharing fears and dreams of adventure." (Hornbook)
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