It's Rainy Today

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Plip! Plop! Sometimes rain drips softly from the clouds. Sometimes rain comes down hard in a thunderstorm. What happens when the weather is rainy? Read this book to find out! Learn all about kinds of weather in the What's the Weather Like? series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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Overview

Plip! Plop! Sometimes rain drips softly from the clouds. Sometimes rain comes down hard in a thunderstorm. What happens when the weather is rainy? Read this book to find out! Learn all about kinds of weather in the What's the Weather Like? series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 1–Providing answers to at least some of the interminable “why” questions, these books feature an easy sentence or two per page on a large, attractive photograph. The titles describe the weather phenomenon under discussion, how it happens, how it can vary, and conditions it can cause. Cloudy, for example, explains how to distinguish the different types of clouds, and sometimes what type of weather they portend–stratus clouds are described as being “…as flat and gray as dusty books.... They hang low in the sky, waiting to spill rain.” The few simple scientific facts are introduced unobtrusively, and the books also provide information on what scientists in the field do and sometimes on a prominent person. Each title includes an easy activity, such as making a rain gauge in Rainy, that uses readily available materials. (Some, such as checking to see what temperature it is, aren’t exactly activities). Unfortunately, the further-reading suggestions are often for an older audience or are dated and may be unavailable.
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Meet the Author

Kristin Sterling is a former elementary-school teacher and a curriculum product developer. She is also the author of the Communities series in First Step Nonfiction. She lives in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, with her husband and two cats.

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Table of Contents

Drip, Drop, Plop! 4

When Does It Rain? 8

Rainy Day Behavior 14

A Watery World 18

Rain on the Brain 24

Another Rainy Day 26

Activity 28

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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