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It's Raining!
by Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 x 10 | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823429240 | 01-01-2014

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: THIRD | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Science & Nature, Weather, Ecology & Conservation
Recommendations: A, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
K-3: RI. 2, 6, 7

About the Book
"Gibbons is a master of creating factual books through which young readers can explore details of nature an an accessible and engaging depth."—Booklist

Gail Gibbons puts her signature style to work as she looks at rain from a child's perspective: What is rain? Why is it necessary? Where does it come from? She takes the reader through different components of a storm, from the smallest raindrop to the loudest claps of thunder, and includes tips on how to stay safe and dry.

With clear facts, simple definitions, and fascinating details, Gibbons's exploration of rain is the perfect choice for curious young readers.


“This accessible introduction to rain-and-water cycle opens with a familiar neighborhood scene . . . As always, Gibbons gives young readers a solid overview.”—Booklist

“Rain is essential for all life, and here Gibbons shows youngsters how it forms. . . . Useful as an introduction to units on weather and climate.”—School Library Journal

About the Illustrator
Gail Gibbons

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IT'S RAINING! Magic Square
Test your knowledge of weather cycles with this Magic Square!