Stories for a Rainy Day

And Then it Rained

By Crescent Dragonwagon

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Describes how different people react to days of rain and days of hot sun.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

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Buster Catches a Cold

By Hisako Madokoro

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Buster the puppy ignores his mother's instructions and goes outside for an adventure in the rain. JE Fic Mad

Suggested for ages 3 - 5

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In the Rain With Baby Duck

By Amy Hest

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Baby complains that she hates the rain, until Grandpa finds the red umbrella with matching boots that cheered up Baby's mother when SHE was a baby. JE Fic Hes

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Listen to the Rain

By Bill Martin Jr.

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escribes the changing sounds of the rain, the slow soft sprinkle, the drip-drop tinkle, the sounding pounding roaring rain, and the fresh wet silent after-time of rain.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Little Cloud

By Eric Carle

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A little cloud becomes all sorts of things--sheep, an airplane, trees, a hat--before joining other clouds and raining.

Suggested for ages 3 - 5

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Peter Spier's Rain

By Peter Spier

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Two children see their backyard in a new light during a rainstorm.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Rain

By Manya Stojic

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The animals of the African savanna use their senses to predict and then enjoy the rain.

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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Rain

By Robert Kalan

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See the colors and shapes rain takes during a storm.

Suggested for ages 1 - 5

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Rain Romp: Stomping Away a Grouchy Day

By Jane Kurtz

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When she awakens to a gray day, a little girl is in a grouchy mood until she and her parents find a way to make it better.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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The Aunts Go Marching

By Maurie Manning

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Dressed in raincoats and carrying umbrellas, a platoon of aunts march through the rainy city streets led by a little girl with a drum in this cumulative rhyme.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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