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Spring showers bring new life to the world around us. Sometimes, though, kids can be afraid of rain and storms. Pique their interest with this collection of books about rain.
Whether you’re studying rain in your homeschool preschool lessons or you’re trying to help your little ones overcome their fear of rain, these picture books are are a great place to start.
Learn and read about rain and storms in these books all about rain!
Books About Rain
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about rain. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
Rain | Drip, drop, plop, rain falls from the sky. Rain turns dirt into mud and makes puddles on sidewalks. It also helps flowers grow. But where does rain come from? The answer is at your fingertips.
Splish! Splash!: A Book About Rain | While investigating rain, learn about the water cycle and problems with rain, including droughts and floods.
Splish, Splash, Ducky! | Ducky Duckling has so much fun in the rain! Readers will be happy to splish, splash, and paddle along with on Ducky’s adventures with a frog and a worm, a bug and a slug, some swans and some fish.
Learning About Rain | A simple introduction to rain, explaining what it is, and looking at why it is important.
The Little Raindrop | From cloud to puddle, and puddle to stream, the Little Raindrop is making its way on the remarkable journey that is Earth’s water cycle
Rain | Blue sky. Yellow sun. White clouds. Then, suddenly, gray clouds. Gray sky. RAIN. Using bold graphics and few words, Rain explores concepts like weather, colors, and a changing landscape. It’s a book for very young readers to enjoy and learn from, rain or shine.
What Makes It Rain? The Story of the Raindrop | Follows the journey of a raindrop through the water cycle and briefly discusses the characteristics and importance of water.
Dancing in the Rain | A young girl goes out to play in the rain. This short tale describes her rainy day adventure.
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain | The rainy season is late and the plains of Africa are brown and dry. A herdsman named Ki-pat helps to bring the rain.
Tap Tap Boom Boom | The clouds are gathering above a city street and soon — tap, tap, boom, boom! As a thunderstorm rolls in, people of all stripes race down to the subway to get away from the crackling rain and wind.
Down Comes the Rain | After rain comes down, the sun comes out and dries the puddles. But the water isn’t gone. The heat from the sun has turned it into water vapor-it has evaporated. Eventually, this moisture in the air condenses to form new clouds. Soon the rain will fall again.
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll | Did you know that lightning bolts can be over a mile long? Or that they may come from clouds that are ten miles high? Storms can be scary, but not if you know what causes them.
Let It Rain | The snow is melting, flowers are blooming, and a light rain is falling. Spring is finally here!
Raindrops Fall All Around | April showers bring May flowers! Lyrical, rhyming text takes young readers on a journey with furry and feathery friends to experience springtime rain.
Red Rubber Boot Day | From the creators of Mud comes this joyous celebration of the delights of a rainy day.
Rain Feet | A very young boy in a yellow slicker enjoys playing in the rain.
Come On, Rain! | “Come on, rain!” Tess pleads to the sky as listless vines and parched plants droop in the endless heat. Up and down the block, cats pant while heat wavers off tar patches in the broiling alleyway. More than anything, Tess hopes for rain. And when it comes, she and her friends are ready for a surprising joyous celebration….
The Rainy Day | A group of children taking a walk introduce the concept of rain and its effects on some plants, animals, and the soil.
Now it’s your turn. What are some of your favorite books about rain?