Down Comes the Rain

Author: Dr. Franklyn M. Branley

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062686437

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 9897

Read and find out about the ups and downpours of the water cycle! With colorful illustrations and engaging text, Down Comes the Rain is a fascinating look into the stages of the water cycle. After rain comes down, the sun comes out and dries the puddles. But the water isn’t gone. The heat from the sun has turned it into water vapor—it has evaporated. Eventually, this moisture in the air condenses to form new clouds. Soon the rain will fall again. Featuring rich vocabulary bolded throughout the text, this brand-new edition of Franklyn M. Branley's 1997 title includes original illustrations by Mary Ann Fraser. This book also includes a glossary and a find out more section with an activity about the water cycle. Both the text and the artwork were newly vetted for accuracy by Don W. Hen and Dr. Sonia M Kreidenweis, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Send Down the Rain

Author: Charles Martin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718084783

Category:

Page: 352

View: 897

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a new, spellbinding story of buried secrets, lost love, and the promise of second chances. Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family's beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida's Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future--until a cherished person from her past returns. Joseph has been adrift for many years, wounded in both body and spirit and unable to come to terms with the trauma of his Vietnam War experiences. Just as he resolves to abandon his search for peace and live alone at a remote cabin in the Carolina mountains, he discovers a mother and her two small children lost in the forest. A man of character and strength, he instinctively steps in to help them get back to their home in Florida. There he will return to his own hometown--and witness the accident that launches a bittersweet reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Allie. When Joseph offers to help Allie rebuild her restaurant, it seems the flame may reignite--until a forty-five-year-old secret begins to emerge, threatening to destroy all hope for their second chance at love. In Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin proves himself to be a storyteller of great wisdom and compassion who bears witness to the dreams we cherish, the struggles we face, and the strengths we must summon when life seems to threaten what we hold most dear.
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Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll

Author: Franklyn M. Branley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064451798

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6234

Did you know that lightning bolts can be over a mile long? Or that they may come from clouds that are ten miles high? Storms can be scary, but not if you know what causes them. Before the next thunderstorm, grab this book by veteran science team Franklyn Branley and True Kelley and learn what causes the flash, crash, rumble, and roll of thunderstorms!
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Comes the Rain

Author: Beverly Bird

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780380755257

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

View: 6217

Gray Eyes, a courageous Navajo medicine woman, and warrior chief Hawk battle to protect their love and heritage from the encroaching ways of the settlers in the Arizona Territory
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Come On, Rain!

Author: Karen Hesse

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545347491

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3496

Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse recreates the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Art of Racing in the Rain

A Novel

Author: Garth Stein

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061738098

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5024

The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein–a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of a dog’s efforts to hold together his family in the face of a divisive custody battle. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.
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Feel the Wind

Author: DORROS,Arthur Dorros

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064450953

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8716

Wind Have you ever felt the wind tickle your face or heard it whistle through your window? Did you know that some wind travels faster than a car? Read inside to find out more about what causes wind, and learn how to make your own weather vane! Have you ever felt the wind tickle your face or heard it whistle through your window? Did you know that some wind travels faster than a car? Air is always moving. We can't see air moving, though we can watch it push clouds across the sky, or shake the leaves of a tree. We call moving air the wind. In this enlarged edition, find out about the wind - what causes it, how it can be used to help us, and how it affects the weather. Arthur Dorros shows you how to make your own weather vane, and in simple terms, with playful illustrations, he explains just what makes the wind that blows all around us.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Day light, night light

where light comes from

Author: Franklyn Mansfield Branley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590512602

Category: Science

Page: 32

View: 6256

Discusses the properties of light, particularly its source in heat.
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Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean

Author: Arthur Dorros

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780721661

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4307

Explains how water flows from brooks, to streams, to rivers, over waterfalls, through canyons and dams, to eventually reach the ocean.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Down Came the Rain

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Author: Brooke Shields

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401382517

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 434

In this compelling memoir, Brooke Shields talks candidly about her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, and provides millions of women with an inspiring example of recovery. When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter, Rowan Francis, into the world, something unexpected followed--a crippling depression. Now, for the first time ever, in Down Came the Rain, Brooke talks about the trials, tribulations, and finally the triumphs that occurred before, during, and after the birth of her daughter.
Posted in Health & Fitness

When the Rain Comes

Author: Alma Fullerton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781772780123

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2136

Malini, a young girl in a small Sri Lankan community, is anxious about the responsibility of helping with the monsoon-season rice planting for the first time. When a flash flood leaves her stranded alone with the ox cart full of rice seedlings, she summons unexpected courage to calm the ox and save her town s rice crop."
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Flood Warning

Author: Katharine Kenah

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062446932

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6166

You are lying in bed listening to the soft sound of rain. It has been coming down for hours. Now something is changing. The rain sounds harder and louder, and there is water running down the road, which looks like a small river. What is happening? You are hearing and seeing the start of a flood. Read and find out about the different kinds of floods, how they start, and how to stay safe. With colorful illustrations from Amy Schimler-Safford and engaging text from Katharine Kenah, Flood Warning is a fascinating look into a dangerous natural disaster. Featuring rich vocabulary bolded throughout the text, this book also includes a Find-Out-More section with instructions on how to make a rain gauge and an infographic about saving water at home. Both the text and the artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Christopher Kenah, Geologist, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Once There Was a Raindrop

Author: Judith Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750267359

Category: Hydrologic cycle

Page: 32

View: 2015

(back cover) How do raindrops change as they fall from the clouds and then seem to disappear before appearing as clouds again? It's one of nature's miracles! This book tells you the life story of a raindrop through the eyes of two busy children and their dad. There are notes for parents, as well as suggestions for learning activities that will reinforce the information in the book.
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Splish! Splash!

A Book about Rain

Author: Josepha Sherman,Jeff Yesh

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781404803398

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5020

"While investigating rain, learn about the water cycle and problems with rain, including droughts and floods."
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Henderson the Rain King

Author: Saul Bellow

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913819

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4948

Bellow evokes all the rich colour and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this comic novel about a middle-aged American millionaire who, seeking a new, more rewarding life, descends upon an African tribe. Henderson's awesome feats of strength and his unbridled passion for life earns him the admiration of the tribe - but it is his gift for making rain that turns him from mere hero into messiah. A hilarious, often ribald story, HENDERSON THE RAIN KING is also a profound look at the forces that drive a man through life.
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The Rain Train Board Book

Author: Elena de Roo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921720789

Category: Board books

Page: 24

View: 6774

All aboard Take a train ride through a storm at night in a rhythmic readaloud chugging with sound words and full of striking illustrations. A pitter-pat-pat, a pitter-pat-pat, A pittery-pittery-pittery-pat. When it's thundering down on the roof, in the lane, From the storm comes the call . . . "All aboard the Rain Train " What child wouldn't like to hop on a train, hand over his ticket, and set off on an exciting ride through a rainy night? Safe from the elements, a young boy listens and watches-- in his seat, in the dining car, and snug in his sleeper-- as his train whooshes past city lights, over rivers, through tunnels, and straight on to morning.
Posted in Board books

There Will Come Soft Rains

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780895989628

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

View: 4353

Posted in Fiction

The Rain Came Down

Author: David Shannon

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338113216

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4071

Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour in this engaging story.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Author: Alexandra Fuller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1284

The sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Born in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing – both coloured with tragedy and joy – against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars. Following her marriage to American Charlie Ross, she leaves Africa for Wyoming in the United States. This sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight vividly captures the highs, lows and ultimate dissolution of Fuller’s twenty-year marriage and her unbreakable tie to her African past as she searches for explanations for the present and answers for the future. Interlaced with stories from her childhood in Africa, Fuller paints a brilliant picture of an expatriate’s love for her homeland, a daughter’s acceptance of her father and the moving journey of her marriage and divorce. Poignant, candid and wistfully humorous, Leaving Before the Rains Come will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen out of love – with a person, idea or a place – and into self-acceptance and the belief that only we can save ourselves. ‘Remarkable, beautifully written and fantastically entertaining... a compulsive read’ Observer
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