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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The Book of Clouds

by Juris Kronbergs 

If you look up on a cloudy day, you'll see a whole new surprising world above you - the world of clouds! The Book of Clouds is an introduction to this world - and the guide you'll want by your side to help you understand it. It's time to let your imagination fly...

Shocking! Where Deos Electricity Come From?

by Bobo's Little Brainiac Books

Can you image what life would be life without electricity? Interestingly, there are many sources of electricity. Some harm the environment while others do not. Open this book to know where electricity comes from and how it is generated. 

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Weather Infographics

by Harriet Brundle

Find out more about the different weather types and discover why we have seasons with this fascinating title that uses modern graphics to bring the subject area to life.

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Once Upon a Raindrop

by James Carter 

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of water and discover the story of H20 from its very beginning. Engaging, informative poetry flows over the pages and stunning illustrations bring this story to rushing, gushing life.

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Extreme Weather

by Thomas M. Kostigen 

In a world of crazy weather exacerbated by climate change, knowing about tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, derachos, blizzards, and storms is more important than ever. This book, based on cutting-edge science and first-hand accounts, helps kids learn about what's going on and what to do about it.

Rising Temperatures

by Kevin Kurtz 

What's the difference between climate and weather? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more. You'll find out how scientists are responding to the issue of global warming and what you can do at home to combat its effects. Get ready to think like a climatologist.

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Renewable Energy

by Nancy Dickmann 

Discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to create energy without harming the environment or using fossil fuels. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact.

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Eyewitness: Weather

by DK

Why does it rain? How hot is a bolt of lightning? What makes hurricanes happen? Find out with Eyewitness Weather and become an expert on the skies above us. From giant tornadoes to the smallest of snowflakes, discover all about a wide-range of weather conditions and how they are created.

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Natural Resources

by Jon Richards

Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at fascinating facts and about natural resources - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.

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You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Extreme Weather! 

by Roger Canavan

Our planet would be a very different place if it did not have extreme weather. Some plants can grow only in hot, dry conditions; others require cold temperatures at certain times of year. This entertaining book looks at how weather has shaped the world we live in.

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The Journey Home

by Frann Preston-Gannon 

The ice is melting so Polar Bear sets off in search of a new home. Join him on his adventures across the seas and discover the many friends he meets along the way. This beautifully illustrated story has a powerful message of conservation.

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See Inside: Energy

by Alice James 

We all need energy for our lives - and lots of it. Find out what energy is, how it affects our planet and the exciting new inventions scientists are creating to make energy in the future. With over 65 flaps to lift and links to specially selected websites to find out more.

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