The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms

Author: Judith Bloom Fradin,Dennis B. Fradin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426307799

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

View: 379

Presents information about tornadoes and the damage that they can cause, with facts, scientific explanations, photographs, first-person accounts, and historical reports of deadly tornadoes.

Natural Disasters

Understanding Weather Just for Kids!

Author: KidCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 162917047X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5186

This book is a collection of five of KidCaps best selling natural disaster books. It covers Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tornadoes, and Tsunamis. Each book may also be purchased individually. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps; each month we are adding more history books (just for kids!) to our library. Stop by our website to learn more.

Tornado Rips Up City

Author: Louise Spilsbury,Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1538213117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6772

It's important for students to understand how tornadoes form, their structure, and when and where they're likely to strike. Perhaps even more important is learning the damage they cause and how they affect communities around the world. This book offers readers both important STEM content they'll need for science class as well as real stories of recent tornadoes, including eye-opening photographs of the devastation they may cause and statistics boxes quantifying the damage. A news magazine style layout makes each section seem fresh and exciting, while also allowing for the inclusion of witness quotes and headlines.

Explore Weather and Climate!

With 25 Great Projects

Author: Kathleen M Reilley

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619301318

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5344

What’s it like outside? And what are you going to do about it? Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is going to be like that day. Is it a day for building a snowman, constructing a sandcastle, or planting a garden? Will they be stuck inside because of rain at recess? Or stuck at home because of snow? And what about tomorrow? Explore Weather and Climate! will help kids understand the “how” and “why” behind the “what.” They'll learn how wind, sun, and water combine to form the weather we experience every day. They'll find out why the weather gets extreme. Explore Weather and Climate! offers engaging text reinforced with 25 hands on projects that include creating a storm in a bottle, touching the clouds, and eating an edible climate map, resulting in an unforgettable understanding of these forces of nature.

Detecting Tornadoes

Author: Marne Ventura

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 1635171660

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8319

Examines how scientists study tornadoes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Chasing the Storm

Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching

Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1467725463

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3059

Huge, towering clouds build up in the sky--it's a super cell. The Doppler radar indicates that the system is rotating. But is there a funnel? Is it touching the ground? Only a storm chaser can confirm when a tornado is present--and help meteorologists warn nearby towns.Whenever severe weather threatens, storm chasers hit the road to hunt for tornadoes, hurricanes, or violent storms. Some drive thousands of miles in just a few days as they follow a storm system from Iowa to Texas. Others serve their cities and towns by taking photos from their backyards and phoning in storm details to local weather stations. Specially trained Hurricane Hunters hop into aircraft packed with scientific instruments to fly deep into powerful hurricanes, hoping to reach the eye of the storm.Are storm chasers a bunch of foolish daredevils? Not at all. Many are scientists while others are professional photographers and videographers. Storm chasers arm themselves with training about severe weather, use sophisticated instruments, and follow safety guidelines.In Chasing the Storm, you'll meet real storm chasers and meteorologists, hear their stories, and discover how they do their work. You'll learn tornado basics, get a great window into the science of meteorology, and learn how to pursue a career in the field. You might even decide to become a storm chaser yourself!


Revised Edition

Author: Seymour Simon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062470345

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8852

In this updated and revised edition of Tornadoes, award-winning science writer Seymour Simon gives readers an in-depth look at these captivating and powerful storms through fascinating facts and stunning full-color photographs. Readers will learn all about tornadoes, from how they are first created to the destruction they leave behind. This updated edition includes: author’s note stunning full-color photographs glossary index a list of websites and additional reading sources Supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.

Tornadoes and Hurricanes!

Author: Cy Armour

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433336146

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1333

Explores tornadoes and hurricanes, discussing their causes, what happens during them, where they frequently take place, and how to remain safe if they occur.


The Strongest Winds on Earth

Author: Mike Graf

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780778603

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 9300

Tim gives his report on how tornadoes are formed just before one touches down in his town.

Tornado Alert

Author: Franklyn M. Branley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064450945

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7650

‘Branley explains these powerful storms in simple terms young children can understand. He describes the funnel cloud and how it forms and [tells] what to do during a tornado. The book ends on a comfortable note, that the idea is not to panic but to know what to do to ensure safety.’ —BL. A Reading Rainbow Selection


Author: Mari C. Schuh,Gail Saunders-Smith

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429634340

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5700

"Describes tornadoes, how they form, and the tools scientists use to predict them"--Provided by publisher.

How Do Tornadoes Form?

And Other Questions Kids Have about Weather

Author: Suzanne Slade,Cary Pillo

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1404867317

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3963

Answers common questions about weather, including the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth and how hurricanes start.

Extreme Weather

Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More!

Author: Thomas M. Kostigen

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 1426318111

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1275

Describes the science behind dangerous, wild, and deadly weather, including heat waves, blizzards, thunderstorms, floods, and hurricanes, and explains what can be done about the current extreme weather conditions on the planet.


Author: Judith Bloom Fradin,Dennis B. Fradin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426201110

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2549

Explains how hurricanes are formed, describes the damage they can do and how they are studied and predicted, and reviews the devastation caused by famous hurricanes.

Bad Astronomy

Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"

Author: Philip C. Plait

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471422075

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 4461

Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

The Tornado

Nature's Ultimate Windstorm

Author: T. P. Grazulis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806135380

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 8271

A guide to tornado formation and lifecycle also covers such topics as forecasting, wind speeds, tornado myths, tornado safety, risks, and records, along with accounts of the deadliest tornadoes in the United States.

Hurricane and Tornado

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Jack Challoner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409343769

Category: Hurricanes

Page: 72

View: 3979

Engaging and entertaining reference guide about hurricanes and tornados - perfect for younger readers. From spiraling cyclones to huge hailstones this compelling non-fiction guide explores all types of extreme weather. Eyewitness Hurricane & Tornado lets your child get the best homework help and learn about nature's most destructive forces, how they are predicted and the catastrophic impact they leave behind. Packed with all the essential information from the previous reference edition Eyewitness Hurricane & Tornado is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.

The Tornado Fact and Picture Book

Fun Facts for Kids about Tornado

Author: Gina McIntyre

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543236132


Page: 44

View: 3396

Turn & Learn presents: The Tornado Fact and Picture Book The Tornado Fact & Picture Book will allow your child to learn more about this world we live in, with a fun and exciting approach that will trigger their imagination. We're raising our children in an era where attention spans are continuously decreasing. Turn & Learn provides a fun, and interactive way of keep your children engaged and looking forward to learn, with beautiful pictures, coupled with the amazing, fun facts. Get your kids learning today! Pick up your copy of Turn & Learn's Tornado Fact and Picture book now!

The Lady Vanishes

Bloomsbury Film Classics

Author: Ethel Lina White

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408841819

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3408

'Miss Froy?' repeated the baroness. 'I do not know anyone who has that name.' Exhausted after her vacation in Europe, the young socialite Iris Carr is set for a return to England. Aboard the train, Iris is glad to have the company of the elderly Miss Froy – the only other passenger she can tolerate. But when Iris wakes up after a long rest, Miss Froy has vanished. Suspecting foul play, Iris is suspicious of the strange passengers surrounding her, most of whom cannot understand her. Those who can, however, have serious doubts that such a 'Miss Froy' ever existed... Iris' dream vacation soon turns into a nightmare voyage back to England, forcing her to explore the unchartered territories of both her surroundings and her own mind.