Catch these 29 weather books for little learners before they blow away! Your little learners will love these topics, from clouds to wind and everything in between. I have compiled a list of fiction and nonfiction texts for you to use in your preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten classrooms. These books would make a great accompaniment to a unit on different kinds of weather. See how I engage my students in weather activities here.
Looking for weather resources? Check out my Weather-themed Math and Literacy Centers and my Science for Little Learners All About Weather Unit.
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A Rainbow Of My Own is the first title I am going to share with you. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to sit on a rainbow? Join this little boy as he imagines what it would be like to have a rainbow of his own and all the fun things he would do with it. This is the perfect book to get your students’ imaginations working and then have them draw a colorful picture to explain their thoughts.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books to share with my students. It is such a fun book that can be used with preschools, pre-k students, or kindergarteners. They really enjoy using their imaginations to think about food falling from the sky, and as the sky gets angrier, the food gets bigger and more violent. After this book, I love doing drawing and writing activities to see what kind of food weather they wish would happen!
Freddy the Frogcaster is written by a meteorologist. It is so funny, and your students will learn about predicting the weather. Freddy is the best meteorologist in town, but he may have missed a storm. The town picnic is about to be rained on, but Freddy is going to save the day!
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow is a cute story about friendship and determination. The sun and the clouds are best friends but get into an argument, and they will no longer share the sky. That means no rainbows, and the color slowly starts fading out of Earth. One little box of crayons must save the rainbows!
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Little Critter books are some of my favorites, and Just a Kite won’t disappoint you. Little Critter wants to win the kite flying contest. He needs just the right kite, and his family is going to help him find it. Will he win the prize for kite flying? Read the story to find out.
Let It Rain is a sweet story about the coming of spring. Learn about the signs of spring: like the flowers blooming, rain showers, and birds chirping. Your little learners will like to see what these three children like to do on a rainy spring day.
Like a Windy Day will have your students wanting to go outside and have an adventure like this little girl. The wind can blow in all different directions and can blow strong or soft, and it will push her into all sorts of funny things.
Little Cloud is a great story to learn about clouds and friendship by well-loved author Eric Carle. This little cloud likes to do his own thing, so he usually stays below while the other clouds go high. One day, he decides that he wants to stay with his friends, so they join together to make one big cloud! Then, they decide to rain!
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Raindrop, Plop! is a counting book perfect for a rainy day! Count the puddles, raindrops, and boots while playing in the rain. Your little learners will want a rainy day after reading this fun book!
Singing in the Rain uses the classic sog to tell a story with beautiful pictures. Your little learners will love reading this book and singing along with you.
Sometimes Rain is a magical book that takes kids through the seasons. There is so much to see in the pictures, and the rhymes are so fun to listen to. Your students will love looking for all the hidden pictures and want to join the kids in the book.
Split! Splat! may become your new favorite read! The rhythm is so fun, and the pictures are amazing! Your little learners will want to read it again and again!
The Big Umbrella is the perfect book to read about inclusion and tolerance. The umbrella is so big there is room for everyone, even if you are small, or hairy, or wearing plaid. A great read for a rainy day!
The Wind Blew is a fun book about the wind blowing so strongly that it takes items from all the people. In this rhyming text, the characters must chase their things down, making for a silly story.
Worm Weather is a fun rainy day story! Watch the characters delight in the rain and puddles, even the worms! Your little learners will love reading about the kids and the worms as they enjoy a rainy day outside!
Clouds is a beautifully illustrated nonfiction text that teaches students about forecasting the weather by looking for changes in the clouds. This book provides so much fun information that your students will be talking about for months. You will hear them talking about the forecast on the playground and paying more attention to the sky and clouds. What a fun resource!
Clouds by National Geographics Kids is another great title all about the clouds in the sky. Share this book with little learners that are curious about the sky and the clouds. The simple vocabulary and great pictures will be just what your little learner needs to make connections with the world around them.
Fall Weather would be a great addition to a fall unit or a weather unit. It talks about the changes in the fall and how the weather and temperatures change as the season progresses.
Rainy Weather is a nonfiction book that is perfect for your little learners. They will learn about how rain forms while seeing great photographs of this kind of weather.
Shapes in the Sky is a book all about the clouds. You will learn about the different kinds of clouds, their names, and how to tell them apart. This is great for students that are curious about the clouds!
Snow Is Falling does a wonderful job of describing snow and its importance in the ecosystem. The pictures are lively, and there is even an experiment in the back of the book for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Snowy Weather is just the right level for little learners to learn all about snow. The text describes how it is formed and the importance of snow on the environment. The real-life photos are amazing and show your students many different views of snow.
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Storms is a great book to read to teach your students all about storms. Why they last so long, are so powerful, and so noisy are all questions answered in the text. The photos are awesome and will catch all your little scientists’ eyes!
Sunny Weather is a great nonfiction text to read to preschools, pre-k students, and kindergarteners. It explains why we need the sun and sunny days to survive. Your kiddos will love wearing their sunglasses while learning about the sun!
The Story of Snow is a wonderful book all about snow! It answers tons of questions your little learners may have about this wonderful winter precipitation. How are ice crystals formed? Are snowflakes really all different? This book is loaded with information, and the photos are amazing! Your little learners are going to love this book!
Water Up, Down, and All Around is a great text to learn about the water cycle. It is written with little learners in mind and does a great job of keeping things simple but still educational. The author has even included water experiments for you to use in your classroom.
Weather by National Geographics Kids has awesome photos that will spark your little learners’ interest! The text is simple but explains typical weather conditions that students may have heard about.
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Weather Explore My World is another great nonfiction text with amazing photographs and simple, kid-friendly vocabulary. The book shows students different animals that brave the different kinds of weather found around the world. They will love the animals and learning about common types of weather.
Windy Weather talks all about the wind and its role in the environment. Your little learners will like to see how the wind can be used around the world.
I hope you enjoy this roundup of weather books for little learners! These texts were hand-picked for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten for their simple vocabulary and photos that will draw your students in. Now that you are all set with weather books, check out my Weather Activities and Centers.
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