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The Franklin Institute visited the County Library Auditorium to present How to Build a Storm: The Weather Show! The room was filled with curious attendees who were anxious to learn more about meteorology and science during one of our many Fizz, Boom, Read! programs being held this summer. Check out some of the pictures & video below alongside weather-related selections from our catalog.


     Explore Weather and Climate

What's it like outside? And what are you going to do about it? Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is going to be like that day. Is it a day for building a snowman, constructing a sandcastle, or planting a garden? Will they be stuck inside because of rain at recess? Or stuck at home because of snow? And what about tomorrow? Explore Weather and Climate! will help kids understand the "how" and "why" behind the "what." They'll learn how wind, sun, and water combine to form the weather we experience every day. They'll find out why the weather gets extreme. Explore Weather and Climate! offers engaging text reinforced with 25 hands on projects that include creating a storm in a bottle, touching the clouds, and eating an edible climate map, resulting in an unforgettable understanding of these forces of nature.


     Weird-but-True Facts About Weather

Weather can behave in strange ways. Learn all about the oddities of the wind, rain and sun in this factual chronicle of the strangest things weather has done!


     Everything Weather

Weather can be wild, freaky, and fascinating! Powerful twisters roar through homes; earthquakes shatter whole cities; hurricanes fly through towns. How does it all happen and how do we know what we do? All you need to know about weather and all of its wildness will be found in the pages of this colorful, energetic, and accessible book. Kids will also learn about real-life encounters with wild weather from National Geographic tornado chaser, Tim Samaras, featured in 'Explorer's Corners' throughout the book. Packed with fun facts and amazing photographs, this book gives kids an in-depth look at these amazing natural phenomena


     Freddy the Frogcaster

The town picnic is almost ruined when a storm catches the new Frog News Network frogcaster by surprise. It's up to Freddy to save the day!



Whatever the Weather books



Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs series