When it’s hot outside, a summer rainstorm can cleanse and refresh the landscape. Read this sweet story about a young girl waiting for the rain to cool off a heat-filled day.
• “The Lion King Idea Lab” by Shaina Olmanson.
Here’s another book designed to keep little hands busy, come rain or smoke. This one even includes a “Rain in a Jar” activity which at this moment in time sounds perfectly rain-tastic.
• “Mowgli’s Rainy Day” by Brittany Rubiano, illustrated by Helen Chen.
I love the Disney film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” especially Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the bear. Imagine my delight when I discovered this picture book with my favorite “Jungle Book” characters, and it’s a story about rain. Win, win!
• “Peep and Ducky Rainy Day” by David Martin, illustrated by David Walker.
What do Peep and Ducky have in common? They find lots of things to do during a rainy day. Your little chicks will enjoy reading about Peep’s and Ducky’s adventures in and out of the rain.
• “Rain” written and illustrated by Anders Holmer.
A haiku collection that celebrates rain and the natural world. Lovely.
• “The Rhythm of the Rain” written and illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith.
Little ones will learn about the importance of rain and the water cycle in this charming picture book.