All about heat waves and droughts Discovering Earth's scorching weather

Steve Tomecek

Book - 2022

"This book shows readers the awesome power of heat waves and droughts"--

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Series
A true book: natural disaster!
Subjects
Genres
Juvenile works
Published
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc 2022.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Audience
Ages 8-10.
Grades 4-6.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781338769579
133876957X
9781338769586
1338769588
Main Author
Steve Tomecek (author)
  • The Wonders of weather : what makes up the weather and how is it differet from climate?
  • The heat is on : what are heat waves and what problems do they cause?
  • Whe droughts happen : why do droughts happen and how do they hurt people, animals, and nature?
  • The BIG truth : can droughts happen in rain forests?
  • Keeping your cool : how can you protect yourself from heat waves and droughts?
  • What the future holds : what can people do to help reduce the number of heat waves and droughts?
  • Think like a scientist
  • Activity
  • True statistics.
Review by Booklist Reviews

Part of the True Book: Natural Disasters! series (6 titles), this title explores heat waves and droughts and the roles temperature and precipitation play in them, as well as the lasting effects they can have on the planet. True-or-false questions and large color photos will grab readers' attention, with well-organized chapters going on to provide a good foundation on weather, climate, and pertinent processes such as the water cycle and global warming. Ways to stay safe during heat waves and droughts are also given, plus ways to prevent droughts and heat waves from increasingly affecting the planet. Labeled diagrams and maps give readers a bigger picture of the widespread effects, and two educational activities engage and encourage them to research further. A solid addition to nonfiction collections. Grades 2-5. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

Part of the True Book: Natural Disasters! series (6 titles), this title explores heat waves and droughts and the roles temperature and precipitation play in them, as well as the lasting effects they can have on the planet. True-or-false questions and large color photos will grab readers' attention, with well-organized chapters going on to provide a good foundation on weather, climate, and pertinent processes such as the water cycle and global warming. Ways to stay safe during heat waves and droughts are also given, plus ways to prevent droughts and heat waves from increasingly affecting the planet. Labeled diagrams and maps give readers a bigger picture of the widespread effects, and two educational activities engage and encourage them to research further. A solid addition to nonfiction collections. Grades 2-5. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Conditions on Earth are becoming more and more extreme and kids want to learn about it!

Is it true that heat waves can make roads break apart? Yes! When it’s extra hot, the materials that roads are made of will swell and start to crack.

INSIDE, YOU´LL FIND:

• How heat waves and droughts happen, why they happen, and an account of the most devastating ones in recent history;

• A hands-on activity, a timeline, photos, diagrams—and what you can do if a heat wave or drought happens;

• Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

This new set in the ongoing A TRUE BOOK series will answer all of kids' questions about nature's most dangerous and destructive disasters! With an engaging layout, and spectacular photos, illustrations, diagrams and infographics, the past, present and future of extreme phenomenon happening on Earth will be explained. Readers will discover causes and consequences, as well as the cutting-edge science developed through the centuries to forecast them. First-hand accounts will bring science to life, and a special section will teach kids how to prepare for these extreme events.