As a former reading teacher and lover of all books, I absolutely love when I can find great books to use in our preschool units and of course to share with all of you. We recently studied weather, you can see my post on Journaling here, which can be very scientific. My kids aren’t quite at the stage where they will sit through long nonfiction books even with super cool pictures. So I always try to find fun picture books that we can use as well.
Boy did I hit the jackpot this week!
There are a ton of great fiction and nonfiction books for kids that go well with this theme. I will share a few of our favorites below, but the one I just can’t stop raving about is When the Wind Blew by Alison Jackson.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first checked it out, but upon reading it, I have to admit that it’s definitely one of my new favorites. When the Wind Blew is full of your favorite nursery rhyme characters just trying to catch the stuff that the wind has blown away.
The Old Lady who lives in the shoe along with her gaggle of children race through the pages trying to return everyone’s belongings. You will see Little Bo Beep, Jack and his Candlestick, the three little kittens, Jack and Jill, and more.
Not only does the book do a great job of portraying the effects of wind. It also includes beautiful illustrations on each page.
We had a blast stopping on each page to figure out what the nursery rhyme was and then singing it before continuing on. So, if you are looking for a great weather related book, please check out When the Wind Blew by Alison Jackson.
Picture Books about Weather
What are your favorite books for teaching weather?