From the Series Weather Watch
In Clouds, vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text introduce young readers to the formation and characteristics of clouds.
A labeled diagram helps readers identify different kinds of clouds, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about clouds online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Clouds also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Clouds is part of Jump!'s Weather Watch series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
These attractive explorations of basic weather topics use simple text and large photos to foster reading success. Labels help clarify concepts, such as how air movement produces wind. Rain and Wind note the benefits of each, while Snow highlights different types of snowy weather. More technical vocabulary is reserved for a final page with four related examples, such as the types of clouds (e.g., cumulonimbus) or windstorms (e.g., hurricane). Each word in the short glossary is accompanied by a relevant picture. The weakest volume is Lightning, which stresses a visual wow factor without mentioning the need for caution. Many suggested websites are too advanced for young readers but could provide resources for parents or teachers. VERDICT Although each title stands alone, the four related to precipitation would work well together. Wind is a top choice.