· "Winter Holiday"
· Ahlberg, Alan and Janet.
"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night"
· Bloor, Tangerine,
· Bodett, Tom. "Williwaw"
· Burton, Hester: The Great
· Byars, Betsy. _Tornado_
· Catherall, Arthur. Prisoners
in the Snow. A brother and sister and their grandfather high in the
Austrian Alps are caught in the sturdy house under an avalanche with a
pilot who has crashed in the storm. Lothrop, (1969)
· Chšnz, Selina.
The Snowstorm. As he gets ready for the party, Ursli unthinkingly
sends his sister off to get a decoration for his sled. A snowstorm arises,
and when her brother arrives he finds that only the old Weather Tree has
saved her. Beautiful Cariguet illustrations.
· Cole, Joanna: The Magic
School Bus Inside a Hurricane
· Creech, Sharon.
The Wanderer....a great summer read... with a sailboat at sea in a storm.
· Dick, Trella Lamson.
Burro on the Beach. Three children spend a delightful summer on a Northwest
beach, playing with new friends, whalewatching, experiencing storms, and
finding a secret cave. But best of all is Amigo, the little injured burro,
who comes to stay.
· Dillon, Ell’s.
The Seals. On a stormy night Pat and two friends set off to the mainland
of county Clare to bring home Pat's uncle from the struggle, "after all
the Conneeleys were descended from seals and none of them had ever been
drowned." A good straightforward adventure.
· Dorris, Michael.
MORNING GIRL. A detailed account of being in the middle of a hurricane
· Duncan, Jane. Brave
Janet Reachfar. An appealingly brave little girl helps with lambing
in a snowstorm and saves her family's sheep.
· Edwards, Monica: Storm
· Fenton, Edward. Illus.
by: Stover, Jo Ann. Phantom of Walkaway Hill (1961)When twelve-year-old
James goes to visit his cousins in the country, all goes well until a snowstorm
causes the power to go out and the phone to go dead. But when they see
faces and strange footprints, James suspects it was someone, or thing,
· Godfrey, Janice: Little
Lion and the Thunderstorm
· Graham, Georgia.
The Strongest Man in Cremona, (recent picture book about a prairie tornado)
· Howarth, Leslie.
Weather Eye is a science fiction novel about a group of kids who try to
calm threatening weather patterns. It's been several years since
I read it, but I think they are in some kind of world-wide weather-watcher
club, linked through the internet.
· Hunter, Mollie. A Stranger
Came Ashore. A night of wild storm, a shipwreck, the sudden appearance
of a stranger--that was how it all began. "A story of suspense."
· Jennings, Sharon. Illus.
by: Levert, Mireille. Sleep Tight, Mrs. Ming (1993) Mrs. Ming is trying
to go to bed, but Jeremiah keeps calling her to his room because of problems.
But it is Mrs. Ming that has trouble sleeping when a storm comes.
· Johnson, Ryerson
Illus. by: Lignell, Lois. Monkey and the Wild, Wild Wind (1961) During
a wind storm a group of animals seek a cave for protection, but disagree
and dislike each other because of their differences. Only a playful
monkey can unite them to play and to work as a team when one of them needs
· Justus, May. Jumping
Johnny and Skedaddle. Skedaddle was a hard mule to train, even with Jumping
Johnny thinking of new ways to go about it, but he really came into his
own during the big storm. With words and music of "Jumpin' Johnny Had a
· Lattimore, Eleanor.
Fair Bay. All her life Trudy had heard from the grownups about the
wonderful summer colony of Fair Bay on the South Carolina shore, which
had been destroyed in a storm. Then one day, when she waded over to Fair
Bay at low tide, the golden days returned.
· Lattimore, Eleanor. Diana
in the China Shop. Diana’s grandmother has a china shop in Charleston
SC at the time of the big hurricane.
· Leavy, Una: Harry's Stormy
· Lenski, Lois: Prairie
· Lipkind, William.
Professor Bull's Umbrella. Professor Bull, with musical dreams in
his head, set off for market without his loyal umbrella Philip. But Philip
opens and blows all over the city, seen from amazing perspectives, until
he settles in the professor's hand just as a storm begins.
· Lloyd, Helen: Fireman
Sam and the Stormy Day
· Lucas, Barbara.
Snowed In. Grace and Luke experience the Wyoming winter as the cold
begins to worsen, the snow falls, and they are snowed in. A nice depiction
of the family reading together through the storms, then spring comes and
the children return to school. Bradbury, 1993
· MacKellar, William.
A Place by the Fire. When he was replaced by a young dog in the field
and by the fireside, Tarn the old sheepdog was discouraged. Then during
an unexpected spring snow storm, he had a chance to show that spirit and
· McBratney, Sam: Just
You and Me (Walker, 1998)
· Mennick, Stephen. MUFFIN
CHILD, by Stephen Mennick, which begins with a tremendous storm that precipitates
(ha!) the rest of the story.
· Molloy, Anne. Celia's
Lighthouse. Celia Laighton Thaxter spent her youth on the Isles of
Shoals light off Portsmouth, NH. Her adventures on this stormswept lighthouse,
her poetry, and her marriage. Houghton Mifflin, (1949)
· Norton, Natalie.
A Little Old Man. Engaging pictures of a smiling, busy man who lives
on an island in the middle of an ocean. When a storm blows his house
away, a boat appears with a family of kittens, and life goes happily on.
· O'Sullivan, Maurice.
Twenty Years A-Growing. "I am a boy who was born and bred in the
Great Blasket, a small truly Gaelic island...where the storms of the sky
and the wild sea beat without ceasing from end to end of the year and from
generation to generation against the wrinkled rocks..."
· Peterson, Hans. The Big
Snowstorm. Memories of the time a big snowstorm hit the remote Swedish
farm, illustrated with rich colour paintings; text @ 2nd-3rd grade level.
· Petty, Kate: A Stormy
· Peyton, K.M.: The Pony
that Went to Sea (Heinemann, 1997)
· Pfitsch, Patricia.
KEEPER OF THE LIGHT, for ages 10-14.
· Polacco, Patricia.
· Purves, Libby : The Hurricane
Tree (Bodley Head; 1988)
· Ransome, Arthur.
We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea. A nice copy of the seventh of the Swallows
and Amazons books, in which the Goblin is swept to Holland in a storm,
and the children must use all their resources. London: Cape,
· Ransome, Arthur: Swallows
& Amazons; Peter Duck; We didn't mean to go to sea; Missee Lee.
· Rogers, Franke.
Tea Kettle Cottage and the Hurricane. A cosy little tea kettle cottage
inhabited by robins survives a storm, with coloured charcoal pictures on
· Rogers, Jean. King
Island Christmas. Islanders solve a storm & supply ship problem
in time for Christmas. Greenwillow 1985
· Roop, Peter. Keep the
lights burning Abbie
· Rossiter, Phyllis.
Moxie In spite of the dust storms and the ever present threat of
foreclosure, Drew is determined to help his family hold on to his
farm. He refuses to give up. He acquires a mule called Moxie. Bit by bit
they hold on. Four Winds Press, 1990
· Salkey, Andrew: Hurricane
(Oxford University Press; 1964, and many subsequent reprints)
· Sauer, Julia. Mike's
House. Robert, a serious 4 yr old, just loves Mike Mulligan. He goes
to story hour at "Mike's House" every Thursday, but one day he gets lost
in a snowstorm. Officer Jensen tries to help but he's mystified!
· Smith, Emma. No
Way of Telling (1972). Stranded by a blizzard on their lonely Welsh farm,
a young girl and her grandmother are confronted by a series of strange
· Spier, Peter. Peter
Spier's Rain (1982) Two children, while playing in their backyard, explore
the wonders of a rainstorm. A wordless story.
· Steig, William
Illus. by: Steig, William. Brave Irene (1986) Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's
daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to the duchess
in time for the ball.
· Steig, William
Illus. by: Steig, William. Pete's a Pizza (1998) When Pete feels miserable
because rain makes it impossible to play ball outdoors, his father plays
a game, pretending that Pete is a Pizza.
· Steig, William.
Abel's Island. Abel Mouse lived a cozy life, until a storm swept
him to a lonely island.
· Stevenson, James.
Here Comes Herb's Hurricane! Harper Row, 1973
· Theroux, Paul.
A Christmas Carol. Lost in a North East snowstorm, parents and boys
find shelter with a mysterious old man, who has vanished in the morning,
leaving only a note. Theroux' first story for children.
· Townsend, Tom.
Powderhorn Passage. Written by an actor who impersonates Jean Lafitte
for schools and set in Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico in the 1840's.
Adventures of three children on and off the Gulf, involving pirates, storms,
shipwrecks, etc. Austin, Texas: Eakin Press
· Van Allsburg, Chris
Illus. by: Van Allsburg, Chris. Ben's Dream (1982) On a terrifically rainy
day, Ben has a dream in which he and his house float by the monuments of
the world, half submerged in flood water.
· Vincent, Gabrielle
Illus. by: Vincent, Gabrielle. Ernest and Celestine's Picnic (1982) Rain
does not stop Ernest and Celestine from picnicking.
· Weisner, David. Hurricane
· Westall, Robert.
Stormsearch. During a holiday at his uncle's house on the coast of
England,Tim and his sister unearth a model ship on the beach which leads
the way to an family mystery. Westall "intertwines a story of doomed Victorian
love with a boy's own self discovery."jacket
· Wibberley, Leonard.
The Island of the Angels. A well-written story of sea, storm, and
the local characters in a poor settlement in Baja California. A fisherman
finds a sick abandoned child on the beach and in caring for him, changes
his own life.
· Wilder, Laura Ingalls.
THE LONG WINTER.
· Williams, Ursula Moray.
A Crown for a Queen. When shy Jenny is elected Beauty Queen of Baggot
Street, she is entrusted with an older sister's Contest crown. But a wild
storm arises, and the crown is lost. A gentle and sensitive tale of a young
· Zolotow, Charlotte: The
Storm Book (1952)
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