Boom and flash! Oh, my! What do kids know about these storms? Here are some conversation starters for different ages that explain the phenomenon. Some you can download from hoopla, and some are print books you can put on hold and pick up as part of the Curbside Pickup Service. Please read these instructions to get started!
A Party for Clouds: Thunderstorms by Belinda Jensen
Part of the Bel the Weather Girl Series
Bel the Weather Girl and Dylan are having a slumber party, but thunder and lightning send Dylan hiding under the covers! Bel tells him that thunderstorms aren’t so scary once you understand them. Will Dylan overcome his fear?
Thunderstorms for Kids by Bold Kids
Thunderstorms happen a lot, and sometimes they can be either mild or severe. In this book, your child will learn about the different aspects of thunderstorms, and some other cool facts that they may not even know, along with facts that will help enrich their mind.
Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
“It’s a mad dash for shelter as rain sweeps into an urban neighborhood. Where to go? The subway! It’s the perfect place to wait out the wind and weather. Strangers share smiles and umbrellas and take delight in the experience of a city thunderstorm.”
Thunder Boomer! by Shutta Crum, illustrated by Carol Thompson
A farm family scurries for shelter from a violent thunderstorm that brings welcome relief from the heat and also an unexpected surprise.