12+ Picture Books About Weather

God created this beautiful world, including the weather and natural phenomena we get to witness. It’s so important to encourage our kids to study the weather! I’ve compiled a list below of some of our family favorite weather books that can used for all ages to show the beauty and depth of the weather of our world. See all 12+ Picture Books about Weather in my list below.

12+ Picture Books about Weather. Learn about the weather in your home with these beautiful weather picture books. Picture books about storms. Picture Books about extreme weather. Picture books about snow. Picture books about the water cycle. Picture books about seasons. #weather #picturebooks

Eyewitness Weather by DK

Eyewitness Weather (DK Eyewitness)

 

This book is richly packed with so much information! It is a must have for any weather related studies for our family. The pictures inside are beautiful and will draw even your littlest learner to the fun. With a book like this, approved by various -ologists, it is definitely a no-brainer first choice when it comes to weather-related must haves.

Poems About Weather by Joanne Randolph

Poems About Weather (Poet's Journal: Exploring Nature and the Seasons)

 

A book with the telling tales of poetry for each weatherly occurrence you can imagine. The poems inside are able to draw us closer to the truly magnificent creation of natural weather that God created.

Look at the Weather by Britta Teckentrup

Look at the Weather

 

Such a beautifully illustrated book that breaks apart the seasons in a way that makes you appreciate the depth and simplicity of weather, all the same. Britta Teckentrup’s books are absolutely breathtaking, and the fact that the illustrations are her own make this book such a must have!

Secrets of Seasons by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfield

Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard

 

The seasons are such a beautiful display of God’s wonder, and this book does a wonderful job of illustrating the natural beauties of change, while also diving into some cool scientific facts. Adults and kids will love this one!

Little Tree by Loren Long

Little Tree

 

With seasons comes growth and we also learn how to let things go. This beautifully illustrated book by Loren Long shows us all how to allow things to pass and to come into our lives. With rich illustrations and beautiful odes, this book is a 2-fold learning experience of nature and decision making. Great for little minds and big minds alike.

Cloud Dance by Thomas Locker

Cloud Dance

 

How can we forget the wonderful work of Thomas Locker when making a book list about weather? With poetic craftsmanship and beautiful illustrations, this book is not only rich in scientific facts, but also can be used for multifold learning of language arts, art study, and more. This book is a family must have!

Water is Water by Miranda Paul

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle

 

Jason Chin’s beautiful illustrations, mixed with Miranda Paul’s poetic tone, make this book on the water cycle so in-depth. After the word “unless..” you know a pivotal point about water is going to be made. This book also can relate to the changing of everyday life, so it makes for a great multi-age book that can be used over and over again.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition

 

Learn how a young boy built a windmill during an awful drought in this true story of William Kamkwamba. The picture book is great for small learners, while the chapter book companion is great for those a bit older, too. With beautiful illustrations, this book touches on so much more than weather. Learn as a family about cultures, electricity, famines, languages, libraries, and much more!

Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack

Mirandy and Brother Wind

 

With the combination of Patrcia McKissack’s beautiful writing, and Jerry Pinkney’s award-winning illustrations, I could not pass this one up! Including southern charm, with the beauty of nature, this book is a must have not only to learn about the weather, but also about culture, heritage, and personalities, too.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barret

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

 

An absolute family favorite, this fun book is a must have when it comes to discussing the weather. Although fictional and highly delicious, this book reminds us of some important truths when it comes to weather. I highly recommend having some cookies, or meatballs, on hand while reading. It might make your family hungry!

The Storm Book by Charlotte Zolotow

The Storm Book: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner

 

When learning about thunderstorms, you don’t want to miss this book. There is no surprise this is a Caldecott Honor Award winning book, with the beautiful mix of Charlotte Zolotow’s poetic charm and Margaret Bloy Graham’s beautiful illustrations. It is jammed packed with so much information that you’ll want to use it again and again. It makes for a great family learning/discussion book, with older and younger children alike (even adults too!).

Snowflake Bentley by Macqueline Briggs Martin

Snowflake Bentley

 

As another Caldecott Honor Award winner, this is a wonderful true story to have on hand during those snowy days of learning. Explore the beautiful, intricate creation of snowflakes beside William Bentley. God’s beauty is made evident in this book by showing us the uniqueness of every snowflake, and it’s scientifically rich with quotes, facts, and so much more!

Flood Warning by Katarine Kenah

Flood Warning (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

 

Floods, like most natural disasters, can be scary, but this beautiful book helps us understand what to do in case a flood happens where we live. With its important facts, beautiful illustrations, and activities within, the learning that can happen with just this picture book alone is astounding!

All of Creation by Betsy Painter

All of Creation: Understanding God’s Planet and How We Can Help

 

God’s creation is such a marvelous gift. In this beautifully illustrated book, combining scripture with science, we learn how to take care of what God has gifted us. This book is, hands down, a must have on teaching our children how to be good stewards of what God has given us. Not only is this a good scientific book on exploring weather, nature, and global challenges, it’s a great book for discipleship and raising our kids up in the Lord. 

Picture Books About Weather

That wraps up our list of picture books about weather! We’d love to add to it, though. What suggestions do you have? Let us know down in the comments or inside of our online homeschool community.

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