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Tornadoes are the most violent storms on the planet-as these dramatic photographs and gatefolds vividly reveal. Young readers will get the inside scoop on tornadoes in this electrifying volume, filled with powerful before-and-after images of storm sites. They'll discover what makes a tornado, where they strike, and what scientists discover as they risk their lives driving ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Sterling
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Karen Ball
Feb 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
There are a lot of books on ferocious weather, but these two (Inside Hurricanes and Inside Tornadoes) are definitely a step above! The books are designed with foldout pages, full color, sharp illustrations and stunning photos, and the best explanations of the Saffir-Simpson scale and the Fujita scale I've seen recently. There are weather and climate facts, colorful maps, storm stories, scientific developments, and eyewitness accounts that really grab readers' attention. There are also sections o ...more
Rebecca Burkhardt
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Nonfiction/Twin Text #5

I paired this book with Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne, one of the books in the Magic Tree House series. Inside Tornadoes describes where tornadoes occur, how they happen (scientifically), different types of tornadoes, where to seek shelter, and some of the most devastating tornadoes in history. In Twister on Tuesday the main characters, Jack and Annie, travel back in time to the Great Plains region in the 1870s and most of the book discusses prairie life and scho
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Anjanette Avila
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I liked this book. I felt it was very informative. I like how it shows you how tornados are formed. I liked how it shows pictures of the different types of tornadoes. It shows you how to demonstrate a tornado to the students, by using plastic bottles. I also like how it gives history of some of the major damages the tornadoes have done in the past.

I would use this book for a lesson plan to teach the children about the different types of the weather. I would set up in class experiences so the chi
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Sarah Chancellor
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Audience: This book would be good found students in grades 4-6 and for any gender.

Appeal: This book is appealing because it explains the real facts about tornadoes and how harmful they are. It also uses vivid pictures.

Application: I would use this for a science lesson about weather. I would use it in the Spring since that is tornado season.
Abby Johnson
Oct 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
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With vibrant photos and fold-out pages, this book has plenty enough information for school reports and presents it in an engaging, kid-friendly way. More on the blog: http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/2010/...
Steve Holden
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I was given a handful of copies of this book today. Mary Kay Carson will be visiting our school in a couple of weeks. For what this book sets out to accomplish, I feel it's fantastic. The photographs and presentation of information is engaging, but there is a lot of information! I read through this book throughout the day and evening as a preview, and the content connects, but this is way above the level of my class. There will be plenty of my students who will be fascinated to look through this ...more
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Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children’s nonfiction author. She has written more than thirty books for young people about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history. Her recent non-fiction titles include Emi and the Rhino Scientist, about the Cincinnati Zoo's famous rhino mom; Exploring the Solar System, recipient of the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Children’s L ...more