Best Teen & Young Adult Weather Science Books
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1. The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Series)
Author: by Michael J. Tougias
Published at: Square Fish; Media Tie-In edition (December 8, 2015)
This adaptation for young readers of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman tells the story of the shipwreck of two oil tankers and the harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors.
Now a major motion picture from Disney, starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half.
With the storm in full force and waves up to 70 feet high, four coast guardsmen headed out to sea in a tiny lifeboat to come to the rescue. They were the only hope for the stranded sailors. Despite incredible obstacles, these brave men risked their lives, remembering the unofficial Coast Guard motto: You have to go out, but you do not have to come back.
This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. It’s a gripping true tale of heroism and survival in the face of the elements. New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters.
2. The New Weather Book (Wonders of Creation)
Author: by Michael Oard
Published at: Master Books; Revised, Updated edition (April 30, 2015)
A fresh and compelling look at wild and awesome examples of weather in this revised and updated book in the Wonders of Creation series! Did you know the hottest temperature ever recorded was 134 F (56. 7 C) on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley, California?
The highest recorded surface wind speed was in the May 3, 1999, Oklahoma tornado, measured at 302 mph (486 kph)! The most snow to fall in a one-year period is 102 feet (3,150 cm) at Mount Rainier, Washington, from February 19, 1971 to February 18, 1972! From the practical to the pretty amazing, this book gives essential details into understanding what weather is, how it works, and how other forces impact it.
Learn why storm chasers and hurricane hunters do what they do and how they are helping to solve storm-connected mysteries. Discover what makes winter storms both beautiful and deadly, as well as what is behind weather phenomena like St. Elmo’s Fire.
Find important information on climate history and answers to the modern questions of supposed climate change. Get safety tips for preventing dangerous weather-related injuries like those from lightning strikes, uncover why thunderstorms form, as well as what we know about the mechanics of a tornado and other extreme weather examples like flash floods, hurricanes, and more.
3. Basher Science: Climate Change
Author: by Simon Basher
Published at: Kingfisher; Illustrated edition (January 6, 2015)
Do you know your carbon cycle from your carbon footprint? Can you tell your greenhouse effect from your green house? And what exactly is a tipping point? If any of these questions leave you confused, then Basher Science: Climate Change is the book for you.
From El Nino and hurricanes to deforestation and population growth of scale – this is a totally comprehensible guide to a fast-moving, essential topic. Subjects covered in this book include: ice caps, the greenhouse effect, global warming, the butterfly effect, atmospheric systems, acid rain, ocean systems, acidification, fossil fuels, heat waves, urbanization, carbon footprint, recycling, renewable energy, biofuels, and nuclear power.
4. How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate
Author: by Lynne Cherry
Published at: Dawn Publications; Library Binding edition (March 1, 2010)
Learn more about what climate changes means and how it’s affecting our planet in this climate book for kids! Climate change is a critical and timely topic of deep concern, here told in an age-appropriate manner, with clarity and hope.
This activist book for kids shows children that they too can make a difference! When the weather changes daily, how do we really know that Earth’s climate is changing? This climate change book for kids shows the science behind the headlinesevidence from flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs, trees, glaciers and much more, gathered by scientists from all over the world, sometimes with assistance from young “citizen-scientists.” And here is what young people, and their families and teachers, can do to learn about climate change and take action!
5. Chasing the Storm: Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching
Author: by Ron Miller
Published at: Twenty-First Century Books (January 1, 2014)
Huge, towering clouds build up in the skyit’s a super cell. The Doppler radar indicates that the system is rotating. But is there a funnel? Is it touching the ground? Only a storm chaser can confirm when a tornado is presentand help meteorologists warn nearby towns.
Whenever severe weather threatens, storm chasers hit the road to hunt for tornadoes, hurricanes, or violent storms. Some drive thousands of miles in just a few days as they follow a storm system from Iowa to Texas. Others serve their cities and towns by taking photos from their backyards and phoning in storm details to local weather stations.
Specially trained Hurricane Hunters hop into aircraft packed with scientific instruments to fly deep into powerful hurricanes, hoping to reach the eye of the storm. Are storm chasers a bunch of foolish daredevils?Not at all. Many are scientists while others are professional photographers and videographers.
Storm chasers arm themselves with training about severe weather, use sophisticated instruments, and follow safety guidelines. In Chasing the Storm, you’ll meet real storm chasers and meteorologists, hear their stories, and discover how they do their work. You’ll learn tornado basics, get a great window into the science of meteorology, and learn how to pursue a career in the field.
6. Mission: Planet Earth: Our World and Its Climate–and How Humans Are Changing Them
Author: by Sally Ride
Published at: Flash Point; 1st edition (March 17, 2009)
From an American hero and dedicated scientist: A compelling introduction to the changes taking place in Earth’s climate, written for the audience that matters most to our planet’s future. Beginning with Sally Ride’s unique, astronaut’s-eye view of Earth’s fragile atmosphere, Mission: Planet Earth describes how water, air, and other climate systems shape our world, and how a disruption in one part of the system can spread through the entire planet.
Drawing on the latest scientific research and presenting a clear, even-handed account of the current state of climate studies, illustrated with helpful diagrams and stunning photographs of and from the front lines of climate change, here is a celebration of Earth’s natural complexity-and a call to action for a new generation.
7. It's Raining Fish and Spiders: Tornadoes! Hurricanes! Blizzards! Droughts! Includes Weather Experiments!
Author: by Bill Evans
Published at: Forge Books; First edition (May 22, 2012)
One of the things Bill Evans enjoys the most is talking to young people about weather. Middle-schoolers in particular, Evans says, are deeply interested in the natural world and in weather. It’s Raining Fish and Spiders covers everything, from tornadoes and hurricanes to lightning and the different kinds of snowflakes.
Evans addresses weather myths and facts, from “Can it really rain fish?” to “Will opening a window save my house during a tornado?” Evans also tells his most exciting personal weather stories: flying with the Hurricane Hunters, riding pell-mell through Tornado Alley with storm chasers, and visiting the coldest place on Earth.
The book includes simple weather experiments that can be performed at home without expensive equipment. Extensively researched, fact-filled, and packed with charts, tables, illustrations, and amazing photographs, It’s Raining Fish and Spiders is an entertaining and educational addition to the library of anyone interested in weather, science, and the natural world.
8. Hurricane Force: In the Path of America's Deadliest Storms (New York Times)
Author: by Joseph B. Treaster
Published at: Kingfisher; 2nd Print edition (April 18, 2007)
August 29, 2005Peering through the latticed brickwork of The New Orleans police headquarters parking garage, New York Times journalist Joseph B. Treaster is watching the devastating power of a hurricane up close. Packing winds of 118 miles per hour, Hurricane Katrina is attacking New Orleans, uprooting trees, tearing down power lines, and flattening homes.
Inside headquarters, phones are ringing off the hook as more and more people, trapped by the rising floodwaters, call for help. But rescue workers cannot leave the safety of the building until the hurricane has passed. From this harrowing vantage point, Treaster is poised to report on what may prove to be the most infamous storm in American history.
But as with all hurricanes, the story of this storm began weeks before, off the coast of North Africa. Treaster details the evolution of the storm as it unfolds in the sky above the Caribbean Sea and is anxiously tracked by the National Weather Bureau in Florida before it strikes.
9. The Great Irish Weather Book
Author: by Joanna Donnelly
Published at: Gill Books (July 15, 2019)
There’s nothing the Irish like more than talking about the weather! Here meteorologist Joanna Donnelly explains what weather is and how it happens. From cold fronts to climate change, satellites to storms, this book contains everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the weather.
Beautifully illustrated by Fuchsia MacAree, and containing lots of interesting facts and experiments, this is a book that every curious child will love.Ages 9+
10. Teacher Created Materials – Mathematics Readers: Tornado Chasers – Grade 6 – Guided Reading Level T
Author: by Pam Dase
Published at: Teacher Created Materials; 1st edition (January 27, 2012)
Tornado chasers follow these dangerous, unpredictable storms to learn more about them. They need to know about measures of central tendency in order to better understand the data they collect during the tornado. Read about the dramatic moments before and during a tornado and analyze data to understand more about these exciting storms.
With vibrant photos, math charts and diagrams, grade-appropriate text, and informational text features to help navigate the text, students will learn practical, real-world applications of math skills as they learn new mathematical concepts and build their STEM skills.
11. Dr Fred's Weather Watch
Author: by Fred Bortz
Published at: StarWalk Kids Media (June 3, 2014)
This perennial favorite is a how-to book for junior meteorologists. Dr. Fred Bortz and Dr. Marshall Shepherd (former NASA meteorologist and former President of the American Meteorological Society) shows kids how to predict the weather in their own backyards – using simple, inexpensive, self-built meteorological instruments that add up to a fully operational weather station.
Newly updated (2014) to include additional sources for online research.
12. Gaia Warriors
Author: by Nicola Davies
Published at: Candlewick; Reprint edition (March 22, 2011)
A book on global warming like no other, merging key concepts with firsthand accounts from people of all ages who have found ways to help. (Ages 11-14)Inspired by the work of outstanding scientist and thinker James Lovelock and written by acclaimed author Nicola Davies, here is a book that takes a clear look at how and why Earth’s climate is changing and the ways we can deal with it.
Its style is simple and its explanations are compelling, illuminating not only hard facts but also the opinions and potential solutions of scientists all over the world. But there are other voices too, those of people young and old lawyers, food producers, fashion designers, scientists, rock stars, architects, conservationists, kids, campaigners, and more who are trying to change the way they (and we) live on the planet.
At once comprehensive and accessible, this galvanizing call to arms includes web links and resources that make it easy to join the cause. Back matter includes an afterword, resources for further information, a glossary, and an index.