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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Weather? 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 Web of Best Books for teaching about Weather.



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by Pat Michaels, Melanie Rose (2005)
Would you like to know the difference between cirrus and cumulous clouds? Or, how much our atmosphere weighs? W is for Wind is a swirl of information that answers these questions and many more. Readers will learn that yes, our atmosphere has weight. And if it's sunny, chances are it's heavy. When the atmosphere is lighter, grab your galoshes!

by Marilyn Singer
On the same day that it's icy cold in the Artic, it's foggy in Louisiana, sunny in Barbados, and blowing wild winds called willy-willies in Austrailia. In this award-winning, poetic exploration of longitude and weather, with bright and detailed paintings of seventeen different places, we learn what's happening from the poles to the equator -- all on the same day in March.

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by Mark Breen, Kathleen Friestad
This book combines information presented at middle-grade level with activities that help children absorb it. The familiar horizontal format gives plenty of space for the black-and-white-illustrations, including cartoon-like drawings, photographs, and diagrams. Meteorologist Mark Breen offers insights into the complex subject of weather forecasting, explaining the science that lies behind these useful predictions. Hands-on projects include making a barometer, a rain gauge, and a "tornado" from a spinning column of water in two-liter plastic bottles taped together. Informal, yet always informative, this book is a good place to look for weather-related activities for classroom or home-based science projects. (Booklist)

by Caroline Formby
Winifred Weathervane is responsible for cooking up the world's weather. When she goes on vacation, she leaves the stove on, and it blows a hole in the ozone layer, changing the world's weather patterns. Fortunately, she's able to plug the hole with her umbrella, restoring the weather that the world's plants, animals -- and people -- are used to.

by Colleen Carroll
In How Artists See the Weather children can see how Vincent van Gogh used bright patches of paint to show the hot sun rising over a field; how Edouard Manet's vigorous lines create wind-filled sails; and how Paul Signac used tiny dots of paint to capture the aura of a city street blanketed with snow. Part of the How Artists See series, a breakthrough series of interactive, inquiry-based books designed to teach children about the world by looking at art and about art by looking at the world. Each volume presents sixteen diverse works of art. As children begin to understand the multitude of ways that artists see, they will deepen their appreciation of art and artists, of the world around them, and of their own unique vision.

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