15 Best Books About Clouds Update 05/2022

Books About Clouds

Four and I read a lot of books about the weather while I was putting together my weather unit for preschool and first grade. It wasn’t one of my Four’s favorite things to talk about. “Is this another book about the weather?” was asked more than a few times by him.

As always, I try to choose books that both the mom and the child like. But some people think they are better than others. Check out our reviews and reserve some books at your library, too. You can read these even if you don’t have a weather theme.

The Cloud Spinner, by Michael Catchpool

The Cloud Spinner, by Michael Catchpool

This is a great book about a boy who makes clothes from clouds. Because “enough is enough and not one more stitch.” As soon as the king wants a full wardrobe, the boy has to use all the clouds, leaving the land dry. If you think the book has a message about the environment, you’re right. We didn’t care about that. One of my Four’s favorite books was this one. He asked for it a lot.

It Looked Like Spilt Milk, by Charles G. Shaw

This is a great book for toddlers and young preschoolers because it is simple and easy to read. Find the shapes in the clouds and have fun.

Little Cloud, by Eric Carle

This is another great book for toddlers and young preschoolers about a cloud that changes shape in the sky. It’s about a little cloud that changes shape.

Clouds, by Marion Dane Bauer

As soon as my Four started reading about the weather, he didn’t want to read anymore. But he loved Marion Dane Bauer’s Ready-to-Ready weather books. Love how they explain science to kids who aren’t old enough to read on their own. He was interested in this book the whole time.

Clouds, by Erin Edison

Clouds, by Erin Edison

The Pebble Plus series is great for teaching preschoolers about facts. It’s also true that my preschooler isn’t a fan of clouds, and he didn’t like this one. This isn’t the only thing I like about it. It does a good job of explaining the different types of clouds without being too long. As a result, I want you to look into this on my own, not on my preschooler’s.

Clouds, by Anne Rockwell

This was another book about clouds, so my Four didn’t want to listen. He isn’t going to be a meteorologist in the future, it’s now clear to everyone. Even though I love Anne Rockwell’s nonfiction, you should go and read some of her work. That’s why I like the book so much. It shows a lot of different types of clouds.

Fluffy, Flat, and Wet, by Dana Meachen Rau

It has good information and fun facts on each page, so I’m adding this book to our list. I’ll admit that we didn’t get into it, but you might have a different point of view.

The Cloud Book, by Tomie DePaola

I almost got my Four to listen to this whole book without much fuss, even though he says “clouds are boring.” Charm and humor are still very much a part of this book, even though most of it is about facts. The book is very educational, but it also has a lot of humor in the illustrations and little stories that are in it. A must for any weather station!

Hide and Seek Fog, by Alvin Tresselt

Hide and Seek Fog, by Alvin Tresselt

This is a book about a fog that stays in a small town on the coast for three days. The way a fog could get in the way of everyday life was interesting to us. Most of the time, my Four were interested. At the end, though, they lost interest because it was so long. A beautiful piece of writing, and a book that helps you learn new words. But it’s not likely that you’ll read it more than a few times.

Clouds, by Gail Saunders-Smith

It’s not very interesting to read the text in this book, but I like that it has a full-page picture on the left and just a few sentences on the right of each double-page spread. It might be better for a young reader than for a young listener, but it has good, age-appropriate information that will be useful to them.

Clouds, by Grace Hansen

This was the first time I saw the nonfiction series, Abdo Kids, and I learned about it. I’m now a big fan! On the left side of each spread, there are only a few sentences and a big picture. Recommended!

Cloud Boy, by Rhode Montijo

Here’s a short story about a lonely cloud boy. It’s very sweet. He makes things out of clouds for the kids below. Seeing how much they enjoy his work, he realizes that he will never be alone again.

Clouds, by Marie Ferguson Delano

Clouds, by Marie Ferguson Delano

There are many good pictures in this book, but it is very simple. However, I couldn’t fool my Four! There is no need for another book about clouds. Some parts of the layout were a little too busy and colorful, but it’s still an interesting book to read!

Clouds, by Anne Herrigas

Despite his dislike of cloud books, my Four let this one pass. It has good informational text but doesn’t go over the top. A lot of the pictures are very interesting. Good choice.

Cloudette, by Tom Lichtenheld

I put my favorite book last. In this story, a little cloud wants to do big and important things just like the other clouds. But the fire department, a car wash, and a garden center don’t need her to help them with anything. A little cloud can make all the difference. Finally, Cloudette learns this. This makes it sound like a picture book with a moral, which can be very mean. It doesn’t feel like that at all. I had as much fun reading this book as my Four did. The illustrations are so cute that the book comes to life.

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