Storm-related Children’s Books

            Listening to reports of Super storm Sandy, I found myself thinking about weather in children’s books.  I know there are many picture books that look at particular subjects, wind or snow, for instance.  But I could only think of a few works of fiction, Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse and Snowbound by Harry Mazer.  Kenneth Oppel’s Airborn has a typhoon in one chapter, but it’s mostly a plot point and not the subject of the book. The Y.A. book by Christopher, Stolen, uses the Australian outback and its dry, hot weather almost as a character.  Certainly Gary Paulsen’s survival books have plenty of wild storms to cope with.   Can you offer any titles?

About Sally Hobart Alexander

Blinded at the age of twenty-six, I left California and elementary school teaching for life in Pittsburgh, Pa. There, I met my husband, got a Masters' degree in social work, had two kids, now 35 and 32, and became a writer. Surprisingly, the writing career led me full-circle to teaching, and I teach in Chatham University's M.F.A. program and lead two writing critique groups. Always, since the age of 26, I have traveled, not in the stereotypic darkness attributed to blindness, but a mist. My blog then, "traveling through the mist" will deal with issues in my culturally different life as a blind writer, teacher, speaker, and human being.
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