Teaching our little learners about about the weather is such an important unit to go through. There are so many fun ways to explore this unit. And, watch little minds be amazed as they learn about clouds, sun, rain, storms, and so much more! It’s so fun to watch them read through books related to the weather unit, too.
Finding all kinds of weather books to read with them is a great addition to units like this one. And, they get to see all the types of weather!
Taking time to read weather books is so important for our little learners as they go through this weather unit! They’ll get to discover the types of weather out there. Some they may recognize such as the sunny or cloudy days, others might be completely new to them like big storms such as blizzards!
I found some fun weather books for you to use alongside the weather unit that can be easily purchased on Amazon. Just click the links below and stock up on some fun weather books! I always use my prime membership for this since I can get the books I need with FREE 2-day shipping.
What Will the Weather Be Like Today?
With rhyming text and bright illustrations, this simple book takes readers all over the world, where animals express their ideal climates. A perfect introduction to weather concepts.
What is a Thermometer?
Simple text and photographs describe and illustrate how to use a thermometer.
Explore My World: Clouds
Curious kids ages 3 to 7 will be excited to learn about clouds. Why they’re in the sky, different types, and fun activities that celebrate being outside. These engaging Explore My World picture books on subjects kids care about combine simple stories with unforgettable photography. They invite little kids to take their first big steps toward understanding the world around them. And are just the thing for parents and kids to curl up with and read aloud.
What is Precipitation?
Introduces the different forms of precipitation, including rain, snow, and hail. And describes the water cycle and why it is important for the environment.
Wild Weather tells you everything you want to know about the world’s weather. Read about twisting tornadoes, ferocious floods and dusty drought. The wildest weather can cause the most extreme places – deserts, rainforests and polar lands. Discover how we use science to measure and predict the weather. And how we cope when natural disasters strike.
Freddy the Frogcaster
Freddy the Frogcaster loves learning about the weather, and he’s known for having the best predictions in town. But what happens when the town picnic is almost ruined by a storm that catches the local frogcaster by surprise? Freddy has to step in to save the day! Well-known Fox News broadcast meteorologist Janice Dean pens this exciting and hilarious tale about an aspiring weathercaster who can’t keep his eyes off the sky. Children and adults will love the charming frog world Freddy lives in and the fun science lessons he shares. (With an activities section in the back.)
Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today?
The Cat and company travel by hot air balloon up and into various weather phenomena including rain, snow, thunder, tornadoes, and (yikes!) 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. Written and illustrated in Seussian style, this a great addition to the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library!
Explore My World: Weather
From snowflakes to raindrops to puddles, from sunny days to cloudy days to blustery days, young readers will be amazed by the wondrous and ever-changing world of weather. These engaging Explore My World picture books, on subjects kids care about, combine simple storytelling with unforgettable photography. They invite little kids to take their first big steps toward understanding the world around them and are just the thing for parents and kids to curl up with and read aloud.
What Will the Weather Be?
Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book uses colorful, simple diagrams to explain meteorology in a fun, engaging way. Perfect for young readers and budding meteorologists, this bestseller is filled with rich climate vocabulary and clear explanations of everyday weather instruments like thermometers and barometers. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Sean Birkel of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.
At last! Here’s a brand-new board book edition of an Eric Carle picture book that’s a favorite with littlest cloud gazers everywhere! Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. When all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes to become a sheep, an airplane, a shark and a funny clown. It’s all lots of fun, but so is playing with friends. So this time, Little Cloud joins the crowd, gathering with his pals into one giant cloud. And then they rain! In Little Cloud, Eric Carle celebrates the possibilities of imagination with textured collages of sky-blue and white in a story that will encourage the youngest child to read clouds.
Sam wants to go out, but it’s pouring rain, so Granddad says they need to stay inside until the rain stops. Sam drinks hot chocolate and reads his books and dreams of adventures while Granddad does some paperwork. When Granddad needs to mail his letter, it’s time to go out—despite the rain and floods—and Sam and Granddad have a magical adventure. The follow-up to the acclaimed Snow, this is the second title in a four-book series based on the weather from creator Sam Usher.
Splish, Splash, Ducky!
Ducky Duckling has so much fun in the rain! Readers will be happy to splish, splash, and paddle along with on Ducky’s adventures with a frog and a worm, a bug and a slug, some swans and some fish. But what happens when the rain stops and Ducky feels sad? Can Dad save the day and bring sunshine back into those “quack, quack, quacks”?
Freddy the Frogcaster and the Flash Flood
Freddy the Frogcaster and his friends are hoping for rain. Their town of Lilypad is dry, and plants and trees are brown because of a terrible drought. Freddy gets excited as he sees a storm coming that could bring water to thirsty trees and grass. He leaps into action to warn everyone to “be prepared!” Suddenly there’s a change in the forecast that could affect everyone’s plans―and make Freddy wonder if he’s meant to be a frogcaster. Sometimes valuable life lessons can be learned from making mistakes.
As thunder and lightning approach, a family gathers inside to play, sing, eat, and snuggle together until the weather clears. This sweet story captures both the excitement of a thunderstorm and the reassurance children need during a storm. The lively, rhythmic text mimics the storm sounds while the bold, playful art conveys this special family time.
No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.
It’s December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter’s nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! In his dream he imagines a snowstorm covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside and places gifts under the tree for his animals, bringing holiday cheer to all.
Miss Mingo Weathers the Storm
It’s a spring morning, and Miss Mingo and her class are ready to hike up High Hill to visit the weather station. Groundhog, the new student, predicts that the weather will be perfect. But as the animals climb, the temperature does too, and Panda seeks a shady spot while Hippo starts sweating red (it’s normal, not blood!). And that’s just the beginning! From hail and swirling winds to pouring rain and a sudden chill, everyone from Ant to Alligator is learning about some crazy atmospheric changes. Sprinkled with fascinating facts about weather and animal habits, this charming, one-of-a-kind class trip is sure to bring sunny smiles.
Kate, Who Tamed the Wind
A wild wind blows on the tippy-top of a steep hill, turning everything upside down for the man who lives there. Luckily, Kate comes up with a plan to tame the wind. With an old wheelbarrow full of young trees, she journeys up the steep hill to add a little green to the man’s life, and to protect the house from the howling wind. From award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon and whimsical illustrator Lee White comes a delightfully simple, lyrical story about the important role trees play in our lives, and caring for the world in which we live.
Warble is a small yellow warbler who lives on the beautiful island of Icyland, where he pursues his hobby of human watching. But on a warm day, a deep fog rolls in and obscures his view. The rest of the birds don’t seem to notice the fog or the other changes Warble observes on the island. The more the fog is ignored, the more it spreads. When a Red-hooded Spectacled Female (Juvenile) appears, Warble discovers that he’s not the only one who notices the fog. Will they be able to find others who can see it too? And is the fog here to stay? Kyo Maclear’s witty story, brought to life with the delicate, misty artwork of Kenard Pak, is a poignant yet humorous reminder of the importance of environmental awareness.
Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard
There’s a blizzard blowing toward Lilypad and someone has to warn the frogs! Frog News Network meteorologist Sally Croaker is busy in the newsroom and Polly Woggins is preparing for live broadcasts in the snow. It’s up to Freddy the Frogcaster to spread the news and get everyone prepared for the snow storm!
Teaching the weather unit is a world of fun for our little learners as they explore the different types of weather. It’s so much fun for us adults too as we get to watch their little minds at work! Grab some fun exciting books and this weather unit and explore all the types of weather in our world around us.