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Books About Hurricanes

Understanding the power and devestation that hurricanes can be difficult. These books for young and old provide a place to begin.

Florida's Hurricane History, by Jay Barnes
Being a penninsula, Florida is on nature's path for hurricanes. Barnes gives a indepth over view of the history of hurricanes, weather forcasting, and tracking of hurricanes. Where does the tradition of naming hurricanes come from? Over 100 major hurricanes are detailed, including the human and physical toll. With illustrations providing visual impact this force of nature cannot be denied.

The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane, by Joanna Cole
In her usual breezy style, Ms. Frizzle leads her students into the clouds and a hurricane. The style if kid friendly with science facts that are easy to understand. Bruce Degan keep the eye engaged as the reader attempts to discover all the detail of his illustrations.

Isaac's Storm a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, by Erik Larson
History teachers strive to impart that history happens to people. Larson's book does an excellent job of intertwining the personal stories of 1900 Galveston, TX, with the historical, scientific, and political events of the moment. What unique events caused this to be the worst storm in US history? It makes for an excellent and compelling read.

Hurricane!, by Jonathan London
London recalls a story from his childhood in Puerto Rico. The day begins normally enough, with swimming and fun. Soon the sky turns dark and dangerous. Henri Sorenson's illustrations brings immediacy to the story. The boys and their family head to a community shelter. There they bond together. After the storm the community cleans up and pick up their lives once again.

Help young patrons discover this invisible reality that they need to live. Air - Discussion and Story.

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