Stories for a Rainy Day

These books are perfect for kids who love to watch the rain run down the window or feel the rain on their faces.

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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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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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 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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The Cat in the Hat

By Dr. Seuss

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Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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The Puddle

By David McPhail

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A puddle and a few imaginary friends create a rainy-day adventure for a little boy.

Suggested for ages 3 - 5

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The Rain Came Down

By David Shannon

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An unexpected rain shower causes quarreling among the members of a small community.

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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What Can You Do in the Rain?

By Anna Grossnickle Hines

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The rain provides opportunities to feel it fall, hear it patter, and mix a mud pie.

Suggested for ages 1 - 5

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