Title: Changing Weather – StormsChanging Weather - Storms
Author: Kelley MacAuley & Bobbie Kalman
Pages: 32
Reading Level: 7-10
Star Rating: ★★★

Changing Weather: Storms is basically an introduction to the different kinds of storms which rage over our planet. It begins by explaining the concept of weather, moves on to explain the Earth’s peculiar atmosphere and the water cycle, then jumps straight into thunderstorms moving on from there to discuss hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis, blizzards, hailstorms, and various forms of precipitation.

One thing Changing Weather: Storms did which I really liked was reference particular storms that have occurred throughout history as examples of what is being discussed. On page 28, when discussing hurricanes, Katrina and Rita (two storms I lived through while living in Louisiana) are used as examples of terrifying hurricanes. This made me feel like I had a tie-in. :D

On the last page of the book, Kalman issues a warning regarding global warning and pleads that any of us can help stop global warming by riding bicycles and not using our television sets. Which isn’t bad advice, but… you know.

Conclusion. Good – not the best book on the subject, but completely adequate.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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