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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Rainbows? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Internet of Best Books for teaching about Rainbows.



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by Joanna Cole
The class finds Ms. Frizzle inside her closet -- playing pinball! But this is no ordinary pinball machine -- it's played with light pulses, not steel balls. The Friz has to light up the six colors of the rainbow to win the game, and the kids want to help her. So they take the Magic School Bus inside the pinball machine. Buckle up for this enlightening adventure and learn the secrets of color. Part of the Magic School Bus series.

by Seymour Simon
In a simple and direct way, Seymour Simon explains the mechanisms that cause thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes to form their tremendous destructive power. The amazing color photos are well chosen and range from an excellent four-panel display of a tornado's progress to full-page photos of storm clouds, lightening strikes, and so on. The type is large and clear, and the information is sufficient for basic reports.(School Library Journal)

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by Edwin C. Krupp
Everyone knows rainbows look magical, but how do they work? You'll find out when you join the Rainbow Patrol. Rainbow expert Roy G. Biv will guide you back in time to learn the importance of rainbows in ancient cultures. You'll go inside a raindrop to discover how light bends to create the rainbow's dazzling colors. Finally, you'll return home and learn how to make your own rainbow.

by Sam Ed Brown
"Why did that happen?" "How does that work?" "What will happen if...?" Young children ask questions about the world around them all day long. They are filled with curiosity and the desire to learn. Bubbles, Rainbows and Worms teaches children about the world, using hands-on experiments about plants, the environment, air and water, and the senses. Back by popular demand and completely updated, this was the first book published by Gryphon House.

by Lezlie Evans
A summer thunderstorm is approaching, bringing with it all the rain, thunder, lightning, wonder, and excitement a storm can bring. Lightning's flashing, trees are thrashing, cymbals clashing, big boom bashing! Bright, cheerful watercolors and a bouncing, rhythmic, poetic text come together to create this energetic child-friendly picture book. First-time author Lezlie Evans has joined forces with well-known illustrator Cynthia Jabar to create this lively and lyrical celebration of a summer storm.

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