Topic Books about wind, rain, storms, snow, sun and more for children in Early Years and KS1

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by Sam Usher

It's blowing up a storm, and a boy and his grandad decide it's the perfect weather for kite-flying. There's just one problem - first they have to find the kite. Their search brings up lots of wonderful memories of previous adventures together, but when they finally make it outside, their adventure really takes off!


Little Cloud

by Eric Carle

The clouds drift across the sky, all except one. Little Cloud is busy changing shapes to become a fluffy sheep, a zooming airplane, and even a clown with a funny hat. Eric Carle's collages will make every child want to discover their own little cloud.


Blown Away 

by Rob Biddulph

It’s a windy day, and he has a brand new kite – but where’s he going on this maiden flight? Penguin Blue and his friends go on a glorious adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites. Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

A picture book showing a small boy's adventures on a snowy day - making tracks in the snow, smacking snow-covered branches, getting into a snowball fight, making a snowman. 


Look at the Weather

by Britta Teckentrup

When you stop to think about it, weather is incredible! This immersive illustrated nonfiction book is an invitation for children to ponder weather and approach it with a newfound sense of understanding, awe, and wonder.


My Friend the Weather Monster 

by Steve Smallman

When the Weather Monster is sad it rains - and it has been raining for days! Desperate for some sunshine, the villagers send Tom up the mountain with a cake. But maybe what this monster really wants is a friend? 


Rosie's Hat 

by Julia Donaldson

Rosie's Hat isn't just any old hat. When a gust of wind sweeps it away, it goes off on a whole hatful of adventures! It becomes a toy for a dog, a hiding-place for a mouse and even a nest for some birds. Surely poor Rosie will never find her hat again...or will she? 


After the Storm 

by Nick Butterworth

A storm is raging and Percy is having a sleepless night. The next morning he finds that the old oak tree has been blown down. It is a disaster for his animal friends who live there, but Percy soon devises a plan to help his friends find new homes.


The Cloudspotter 

by Tom McLaughlin

Have you ever looked up at the sky to see a new world in the clouds? There isn't a single cloud that Franklin can't spot. But when Scruffy Dog comes along, things begin to change for Franklin. What's more important - his hobby or his friend?


The Little Raindrop

by Joanna Gray

From cloud to puddle, and puddle to stream, the Little Raindrop is making its way on the remarkable journey that is Earth's water cycle. Little Raindrop's big adventure will teach children all about the water cycle. 

Lila and the Secret of Rain 

by David Conway

For months the sun has burned down on Lila's Kenyan village. Without rain the well will run dry and the crops will fail. Lila is so worried that when her grandfather whispers to her the secret of rain, she decides to go and talk to the sky herself.

Badger and the Great Storm

by Suzanne Chiew

Badgers have always lived under the old oak tree. But one day, a terrible storm arrives. Badger works hard to keep his friends safe from the bad weather – protecting burrows and rescuing nests. But who will look after Badger’s home in the old oak tree?


Rain by Sam Usher

Sam wants to go out but it's raining. Sam reads his books and dreams of adventures while Grandpa writes a VERY important letter. Then that very important letter has to be posted, despite the rain and floods. As they finally go outside, Sam and Grandpa have a magical adventure.

The Rhythm of the Rain

by Grahame Baker-Smith

Issac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside and empties his little jar of water into the pool. Where will the water go now? From tiniest raindrop to deepest ocean, this celebration of the water cycle captures the remarkable movement of water across the earth in all its majesty.


Shark in the Park on a Windy Day by Nick Sharratt

Timothy Pope is blown this way and that way in the windy park, but among the whistling wind and blustering brollies could that be a shark he spies through his telescope. Peep through the die-cut hole in the pages of the book to find out.

Sunny Day

by Anna Milbourne

This delightful book follows the sun as it rises and floods the world in golden light, before keeping everyone warm during the day and then casting long spooky shadows as it begins to set. 


How the Weather Works 

by Christiane Dorion

Why do hurricanes happen? What is a tornado? Why does it snow? Answering all of these questions and many more, this book is an entertaining, engaging exploration of the world's weather and climate systems.

The Story of Snow

by Jon Nelson

How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of real snow crystals in all their beautiful diversity.


Singing in the Rain

by Tim Hopgood

Based on the classic song, this beautifully illustrated book celebrates rain. Jump in puddles, raise umbrellas, and dance with joy through the pages of this gorgeous story with a sweet and positive message. 


The Weather Girls

by AKI Delphine Mach

Spring, summer, autumn or winter - the intrepid Weather Girls are ready for whatever the seasons might bring! Join them as they stomp through autumn leaves, enjoy a summer swim, explore the lush green forests and climb a snowy mountain. 


Gusts and Gales

by Josepha Sherman

Find out about the different types of winds, including global winds, trade winds, local winds, and breezes. Learn about extreme wind weather like hurricanes and tornadoes.

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Shapes in the Sky

by Josepha Sherman

Clouds come in all sorts of types, including cumulus, cumulonimbus, stratus, and cirrus. Learn how to tell each cloud type apart.

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