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Clouds (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  106 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Do you ever wake up and wonder what the weather will be? Instead of turning on the TV to find out, you can just look out your window at the clouds. How do you know what type of clouds can forecast a change of weather? Read and find out.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published November 11th 2008 by HarperCollins (first published November 1st 2008)
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Mar 16, 2014 Annalisa rated it really liked it
This is a nicely detailed, very informative book about clouds that will not only interest the young child, but also the adult. The illustrations are similar to folk art paintings and are very appealing.In this book you will learn what clouds are made up of, the different kinds of clouds, what their names tell us, what they will do or not do if you see them, which clouds tell you it will get colder, which clouds tell you it will rain or snow, which tell you that it will rain or snow steadily, whi ...more
Mar 30, 2014 Bridget rated it really liked it
Clouds is part of the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 1 series of books. In this book, young readers are introduced to basic information on 11 different types of clouds and what types of weather events are associated with each cloud. The layout is well done and the text easy to read. The book is charmingly illustrated with vivid folk-art type paintings that look like children’s paintings.

I liked this book because it not only gives facts but opportunities for tactile student learning. There
Jodi Heidlage
Jun 26, 2014 Jodi Heidlage rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
This book was shelved as science because it starts introducing concepts of the atmosphere and different type of cloud formations and how they form. This would be a good book for sparking children's interests in the topic, although some of the topics may be too difficult to tackle yet. It would be a good book to open a unit about the atmosphere if the unit touched on more basic processes (rain, clouds, snow, etc.)
Meredith Trotter
Jul 23, 2012 Meredith Trotter rated it liked it
Shelves: concept-inform
Publication: 2008

Grade/Age: Ages 3-6

Annotation: This book describes different kinds of clouds and teaches readers how to identify them.

Themes: Clouds, weather, science

Ways to use the book:

Have students look through magazines for photos that include clouds. Clip the pictures and post them on the classroom wall in a "Cloud Gallery." As a class, identify the types of clouds in each photo in the Cloud Gallery and label each photo with the correct cloud name.

Keep track of the temperature outside of
My niece studied clouds last year, so I thought that she'd enjoy this book. She did enjoy it to some degree, but apparently she "knows everything about clouds now," so I don't think that this book really impressed Her Majesty as much as it would have had she been a complete rube. :-) Nevertheless, she did listen to the book, and seemed most interested when we were able to take the information from the book and compare it to the kinds of clouds we see most often where we live, vs. the kinds of cl ...more
May 02, 2010 Amber rated it it was amazing
This would be a great book for a science lesson on clouds. Either as a refresher, or as a new intro, this book would be good. It talks about meterologists and tornadoes. Also, it talks about each clouds brings different weather and talks about it. They describe how the clouds look before they bring rain or bad weather and how they look if it is sunny outside. I was surprised at all the information this book had about clouds, because I did not even know that much. Also, in the back of the book, i ...more
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Apr 16, 2014 Beyond the Pages rated it it was amazing
Clouds by Anne F. Rockwell is a superb book that introduces children to clouds. The book discusses the various types of clouds and what they are associated with in terms of weather patterns. The illustrations are engaging and the kid-friendly content is highly educational. The simple science experiment in the back is an added bonus. This book will definitely be referred to again as a part of our home learning series.
Susan Menk
Tags: science, non-fiction, series Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, weather, clouds, folk art, inclusive, Step 1

Gives an overview of clouds, the various types of clouds and the weather they bring. Shows children in various activities that fit with the weather patterns. Illustrations include one of clouds in the appropriate distance in the sky and the clouds are labeled. Excellent open-ended experiment at the end. Geared for early elementary children, may be a bit hard for preschool children.

Jun 26, 2014 Holly rated it really liked it
Enjoyable book full of information on clouds. Great read. Kids and adults alike will learn about the many types of clouds.
Jul 24, 2014 Cheyenne rated it really liked it
Great information book about clouds.
Jun 06, 2013 Shelli rated it liked it
On its own this book was not that helpful with our lesson on identifying the various types of clouds. However, this book with youtube videos was perfect. My daughter took notes from the videos on each cloud and portion of the sky each cloud is located, then went through this book and added any additional information to the corresponding section in her notes. Later I typed all her notes and put a "Date Seen" area next to each cloud description and put them in a folder to keep in the car when we a ...more
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Apr 06, 2010 Erin rated it it was amazing
Clouds is a story that teaches children the different types of clouds. It teaches the purpose of each cloud and when you might find them in the sky. There is a page that is repeated throughout the story that provides the name and picture of each type of cloud, which is a great way to continuously expose children to the different types of clouds. At the end of the book you will find directions for making your own cloud.
I checked this out from the library to read to my 3 year old son, but it didn't really catch his attention. I liked it & will try to read it to him again in a few years.
Zara Younus
Grade 1. Weather. Different forms of clouds.

Students can use the information learned about from the book to create flipbooks or a graphic organizer.
Christine Turner
Jul 23, 2009 Christine Turner rated it it was amazing
I am going include this book in my next storytime. I think that the kids will enjoy the illustrations and the information it provides.
Jun 21, 2010 Tricia rated it liked it
Interesting overview of clouds...and what they tell us about our weather forecast. Includes cloud facts and experiment.
Apr 21, 2012 Marii rated it it was amazing
Great book to teach children about the different types clouds and weather. :)
Sep 16, 2013 Jill rated it it was amazing
I even learned things from this simple picture book.
Apr 25, 2011 Teri rated it liked it
Shelves: weather
good enough.
Jun 15, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
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