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World Meteorological Day

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March 23 was World Meteorological Day, where we celebrate the wonders of the weather. There are many ways our weather changes from day to day and it can be hard to predict alone. Luckily we have the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) constantly studying the clouds and wind patterns, tracking climate change, and watching for natural disasters to help us prepare for when we go outside. Whether your day is stormy and cold or sunny and hot, let’s celebrate our weather and the WMO!

All About the Weather, written and illustrated by Mack van Gageldonk (Clavis Publishing) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, ages 4-6.

Applesauce Weather, by Helen Frost; illus. Amy June Bates (Candlewick Press) — Fiction, Picture Book, Poetry, Concepts, ages 7-12.

Fly Guy Presents: Weather, written and illustrated by Tedd Arnold (Scholastic) — Fiction, Picture Book, Humor, Science, Series, ages 4-6.

Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure, by Robert Scott Thayer; illus. Lauren Gallegos (Thompson Mill Press) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Science, ages 4-6.

Look at the Weather, by Britta Teckentrup (Owlkids Books) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, Series, ages 7-12.

Meet the Weather, by Caryl Hart; illus. Bethan Woollvin (Bloomsbury Publishing / Bloomsbury Children’s Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Action / Adventure, Science, ages 0-3.

My First 100 Weather Words: A STEM Vocabulary Builder for Babies and Toddlers, by Chris Ferrie; illus. Lindsay Dale-Scott (Sourcebooks / Sourcebooks Explore) — Fiction, Board Book, Science, Concepts, ages 0-3.

This Will Pass, by J. Donnini; illus. Luke Scriven (Bushel + Peck Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Action / Adventure, Animals, Mental/Physical Health, ages 4-6.

The Weather Detectives (Kelvin McCloud Mysteries), by Michael Erb (Tumblehome, Inc) — Fiction, Prose, Mystery / Thriller, Science, Series, ages 7-12.

Weather Witch, by Shannon Delany (Macmillan / St. Martin’s Griffin) — Fiction, Prose, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Teen.

Weather: Discover the World’s Weather from Heat Waves and Droughts to Blizzards and Flood (DK Eyewitness Books), by Brian Cosgrove (DK) — Nonfiction, Prose, Science, Series, ages 7-12.

The Weight of Our Sky, by Hanna Alkaf (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers / Salaam Reads) — Fiction, Prose, Mental/Physical Health, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Teen.

What’s the Weather?: A What, Why or Where Book, by Arbordale Publishing (Arbordale Publishing) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, Series, ages 4-6.

Whiteout, by Becky Citra (Orca Book Publishers / Orca Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Action / Adventure, Mental/Physical Health, Series, ages 7-12.

You Are My Sunshine: Six Weather Songs, by Clara Spinassi and Sarah Hughes (Cali’s Books) — Nonfiction, Board Book, Music / Art, ages 0-3.

Celebrate World Meteorological Day by reading a book!

List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other book lists on our blog.

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