ENERGY, WEATHER & CLIMATE BOOKS

Topic Books about Energy, Weather and Climate for Children in KS2

The Cloud Collector's Handbook by Gavin Pretor-Pinney 

This handbook fits into the pocket, allowing cloudspotters to identify cloud formations anytime and anywhere. All the common cloud types are represented, as are many of the rare ones, each fully described and illustrated with a range of photographs. 

The Rhythm of the Rain

by Grahame Baker-Smith 

Issac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside. As rain starts to fall, he empties his little jar of water into the pool. Where will the water go now? Issac wonders. This breathtaking celebration of the water cycle captures the remarkable movement of water across the earth in all its majesty.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

When 14 year old William's village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, he spent his days in the library figuring out how to bring electricity to his village. William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.

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Natural Disasters

by Kathleen M. Reilly 

Natural Disasters explores some of the natural disasters throughout history, what caused them, their impact on civilizations, and how people today cope with natural disasters. Readers can make their own shake tables, create a cake batter lava flow, invent a wind tunnel, and experiment with avalanches. 

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Flood

by Alvaro F. Villa

With intensely coloured, gorgeous artwork, Alvaro F.Villa depicts the effects of a devastating flood on a family and their home in this wordless-and startlingly beautiful-picture book .

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The Energy We Use 

by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw 

What are the problems we face around the world when it comes to the energy we use? Interactive 'Solve It!' design challenges give readers the information they need to develop solutions to the problems discussed, and step-by-step 'Test It!' activities encourage them to explore putting principles into practice.

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