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by Anne Rockwell
illustrated by Franc Lesac

This Let's Read and Find Out Science title covers the 10 different types of clouds and how to forecast the weather just by looking at them. Spreads feature kids engaged in outdoor activities, with a featured cloud type depicted above them and a few sentences about what makes that cloud type unique.  Rockwell has provided just enough information for children in the lower grades. (We've bumped the interest level up a bit from the publishers recommendation of "preschool and up.")

If you like this one, there are more Let's Read and Find Out Science series books. We really like this series. The authors and illustrators do such a good job of taking complex science subjects and putting them into kid friendly doses and language!  They are definitely worth checking out. You can learn more about this great series of books by clicking on the book covers below or the link above.

Reading Level for Clouds:

Interest Level:  Kindergarten - Gr. 3
DRA Level:  16
Guided Reading Level:  J

Read-Aloud vs. Independent ReadingThe intended audience for this book is Kindergarten - Grade 3.  Children in Kindergarten to first grade will most likely need this book to be read aloud to them, since kids generally do not read on this reading level until the end of first grade. Many to most second and third graders will be able to read this book independently.

See Inside Clouds by Anne Rockwell:

Below are sample spreads from inside this book.

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