Wild Weather: Floods!, A Hello Reader Science Level 4 book, by Lorraine Jean Hopping, Illustrated by Jody Wheeler. Scholastic Books, 2000.
A fun and interesting book all about floods; their cause, effects, destruction and benefits, punctuated by stories of people swept up in them, both as victims and heros, and as scientists. This book is a good introduction to weather, its effects and scientific inquiry. Its reading level is appropriate for 2nd graders or older.
Be sure to ask your child questions about what they learned:
- What do scientists do to help us learn about flooding?
- What is a tsunami?
- How can a flood possibly be beneficial?
Thinking is fun, questions help us understand, and children love to show off what they have learned to their proud parents and family. Questions deepen our children’s interest in a topic. It will do the same for your, as well!