Posted by: libraryexplorer | November 24, 2012

Whither the Weather?

A few children’s librarians and I met to discuss a theme for March Break 2013. We talked about highlighting Classic children’s stories, and then we talked about using weather as a theme. At one point I had a eureka moment and said we can use the weather theme to highlight classic stories.

For example, weather affects the plot in The Wizard of Oz and The Swiss Family Robinson. In the former, Dorothy and Toto are blown in a tornado to Oz. The latter one depicts the life of a family shipwrecked on a tropical island. It got me thinking about other classic children’s novels and picture books with weather-related plots.

1. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
2. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
3. Mary Poppins by Pamela L. Travers
4. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Picture books:
1. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
2. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats


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