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21st Century Kids: Experience Extreme & Wild Weather

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library,
Extreme weather - lightning over a city
“Our planet is warming due to pollution from human activities. And a warming climate increases the likelihood of extreme weather.”—Gloria Reuben

Every day in the news we hear about some extreme weather event happening in the United States. These events impact homes, livelihoods, and life itself. Constant occurrences require bold solutions to decrease extreme weather frequency and strength. The first step is to explore types of wild weather events, survival methods, and what actions can be taken to alter our planet's future. Here is a list of books for aspiring meteorologists and climate warriors.

Experience Extreme & Wild Weather in Books

Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate
Reed, M. K.

A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80-Foot Seas
Tougias, Mike

The Tornado Scientist: Seeing Inside Severe Storms
Carson, Mary Kay

Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina
Philbrick, W. R.

When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World
Winchester, Simon

Tornado Terror
Tarshis, Lauren.

Harmon, Daniel E.

The Lightning Catcher
Cameron, Anne.

Fighting to Survive Natural Disasters: Terrifying True Stories
Burgan, Michael

Wild Weather Trivia
Palmer, Kristin