Storms! (National Geographic Readers Series)

Storms! (National Geographic Readers Series)

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Storms are SCARY! But it’s cool to understand what’s going on when Mother Nature gets angry. Why does the wind howl? Why does it rain for days? How do rivers overflow? Thunder and lightening, monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes... the facts and photos in this book will blow you away!See more details below

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Storms are SCARY! But it’s cool to understand what’s going on when Mother Nature gets angry. Why does the wind howl? Why does it rain for days? How do rivers overflow? Thunder and lightening, monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes... the facts and photos in this book will blow you away!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Erika Clark
What causes snowflakes to fall from very cold clouds, cold wind to blow so hard you cannot see in front of you, or billions and trillions of snowflakes to appear all at once? With clear, colorful photography and a descriptive text, the reader will automatically satisfy his or her curiosity about weather and natural surroundings. With weather words and definitions occasionally included in the text, the young reader can easily learn new vocabulary without noticing. Students will also find this style of text fun and eccentric in a positive way since comical questions and answers are provided in a way to engage the reader. Captions are also cleverly included in the photographs in order to give meaning or explanations without being too overwhelming. After reading the end letter, the reader will feel encouraged to continue his or her understanding of the world through books. "Whoosh! You are wind, with your arms spread wide. Spin into a tornado. Clap your hands. Click your tongue. You are hail. Pound your feet. Clap click clap! You're a thunderstorm..." Any student beginning to read will not resist the feeling of inclusion the author creates from the text, allowing learning to be fun and unconventional. Reviewer: Erika Clark
Children's Literature - Susan R. Shaffner
National Geographic Kids has compiled four of their books, Storms, Weather, Rocks and Minerals, and Volcanoes, into one anthology. Storms includes information on thunder and lightning, hail, tornadoes, sandstorms, blizzards, monsoons, and hurricanes. Weather gives beginning information about how the sun and clouds work together to make different kinds of weather. Rocks and Minerals tells of the three types of rock forms: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. The rock cycle and fossil formation are lightly explained. Volcanoes tells why volcanoes are most often found along the Pacific Rim, the differences between magma and lava, and how some islands are formed. Kids will be drawn to this book by the fantastic photographic illustrations, the captions, the quizzes, and especially, the content-related jokes. National Geographic books for children are useful in a primary classroom because they present the natural world to kids who may not have a chance to see it otherwise and give educators an attractive, informational text fitting to current educational standards. To engage kids outside the classroom, the book also has a QR code allowing kids to become a “National Geographic Super Reader” and earn prizes, play games, and take quizzes via smartphone; the same information is available at their website. Part of the “National Geographic Readers” series. Reviewer: Susan R. Shaffner; Ages 5 to 8.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426303944
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Series:
National Geographic Readers Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
107,728
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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