Top ten books about weather

Baby to 3

The Biggest Muddy Puddle in the World The Biggest Muddy Puddle in the World

Peppa Pig and her little brother George don't mind rain, because rain means muddy puddles to jump in! But when the rain is so torrential the result is a flood, and Granny and Grandpa Pig come to the rescue with their boat. When the water disappears, it creates Peppa's dream come true - the world's biggest, muddiest puddle ever!

Splash Splosh Splash Splosh
Jo Lodge

Join Mr Croc as he plays different games in different sorts of weather! With pop ups, flaps and bright colours your baby will be enthralled by all the surprises in this fabulous book.

Age 3 to 5

It was a Dark and Stormy Night It was a Dark and Stormy Night
Allan and Janet Ahlberg

On a dark and stormy night, a small, brave boy named Antonio is kidnapped by brigands and carried off to their secret cave. Bored, the chief demands that Antonio tells a story, so he weaves an incredible tale of bears on beaches and bats in castles and the Thingy that lives in the moat, which enthrals his captors. But can he be clever enough to trick them and make his escape?

Little Miss Sunshine Little Miss Sunshine
Roger Hargreaves

While returning from her holidays, Little Miss Sunshine wonders into Miseryland where laughter is prohibited. She has stern word with the King, cheers him up and the country is renamed as Laughterland. A great book for cheering up grumpy toddlers!

Alfie Weather Alfie Weather
Shirley Hughes

This wonderful book of poems and short stories follows Shirley Hughes’s best-loved character, Alfie, through the seasons. From the joys of splashing in puddles, to the first experience of walking in the crispest of snow, Hughes perfectly captures the thoughts and emotions of small children on their voyage of discovery.

Age 5 to 7

Wild Weather Soup Wild Weather Soup
Caroline Formby

In this early reading book, Winifred Weathervane takes a well-earned break from making the weather, with hilarious consequences. The intention of the book is to lead children from pictures to words and from appreciation of the single page to familiarity with page-to-page sequences.

Goldie the Sunshine Fairy Goldie the Sunshine Fairy
Daisy Meadows and Georgie Ripper

Goldie the Sunshine Fairy's magic feather has disappeared. Now Wetherbury is so hot and sunny that the cornfields are turning into popcorn. What a mess! Find one feather in each of the books about The Weather Fairies and fix the weather in Fairyland!

Age 7 to 11

Stormbreaker Stormbreaker
Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker is the first novel in the gripping Alex Rider series. Orphan Alex thought he knew his Uncle Ian Rider - until the elusive banker is killed in a tragic car accident. Immediately, Alex's life starts to get stranger by the day as his guardian's friends and colleagues start showing up, and he enters a shady world of spies, thrills and intrigue.

Under the Weather: Stories about Climate Change Under the Weather: Stories about Climate Change
Tony Bradman

These powerful stories from around the world offer warnings and inspiration in equal measure. From the effects of rising sea levels to changes in animal behaviour and human lifestyles, they portray the issues surrounding climate change in personal terms and so bring them vividly to life.

The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting
Mark Breen

This hands-on book helps kids and grown-ups understand how the weather works. With instructions on lots of practical things to do such as how to build weather instruments and predicting the weather, this is perfect for the budding meteorologist!

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