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Clouds

From the Series Weather Watch

In Clouds, vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text introduce young readers to the formation and characteristics of clouds.

A labeled diagram helps readers identify different kinds of clouds, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about clouds online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Clouds also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Clouds is part of Jump!’s Weather Watch series.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject STEM
Copyright 2017
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2016-08-01
BISACS JNF037080, JNF051080, JNF051000
Dewey 551.57
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 310
Guided Reading Level E
ATOS Reading Level 1.0
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz 184391
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

These attractive explorations of basic weather topics use simple text and large photos to foster reading success. Labels help clarify concepts, such as how air movement produces wind. Rain and Wind note the benefits of each, while Snow highlights different types of snowy weather. More technical vocabulary is reserved for a final page with four related examples, such as the types of clouds (e.g., cumulonimbus) or windstorms (e.g., hurricane). Each word in the short glossary is accompanied by a relevant picture. The weakest volume is Lightning, which stresses a visual wow factor without mentioning the need for caution. Many suggested websites are too advanced for young readers but could provide resources for parents or teachers. VERDICT Although each title stands alone, the four related to precipitation would work well together. Wind is a top choice.