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The Wind: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about the wind?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to the wind. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about the wind.

Our list includes board books and picture books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about the wind, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Herbie’s Big Adventure to popular sellers like Leaf Man to some of our favorite hidden gems like The Wind.

We hope this list of kids books about the wind can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book! As you explore the list, please comment below to let us know what books you would add.

The Wind
Written & illustrated by Monique Felix
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Creative Editions is proud to offer new editions of these cleverly illustrated books, which have charmed countless browsers over the years. Each story features a curious mouse that eats its way into a book and then turns the blank sheets of paper into something more. Find out how the crafty rodent escapes the confines of The Wind by harnessing its power

Kate, Who Tamed the Wind
Written by Liz Garton Scanlon & illustrated by Lee White
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A wild wind blows on the tippy-top of a steep hill, turning everything upside down for the man who lives there. Luckily, Kate comes up with a plan to tame the wind. With an old wheelbarrow full of young trees, she journeys up the steep hill to add a little green to the man’s life, and to protect the house from the howling wind. From award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon and whimsical illustrator Lee White comes a delightfully simple, lyrical story about the important role trees play in our lives, and caring for the world in which we live.

Herbie's Big Adventure
Written & illustrated by Jennie Poh
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Herbie is a little hedgehog who is perfectly happy at home with his mother. But one day Mommy tells Herbie that it’s time to go exploring―all by himself! Herbie is so not sure, but ready or not, a westerly wind sweeps Herbie into the wide world…and Herbie’s Big Adventure begins! Little Herbie finds that he’s braver than he thinks and even makes a friend before coming safely back home to Mommy.

A Year with the Wind
Written & illustrated by Hanna Konola
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Charming illustrations and fun, engaging rhymes will enchant toddlers as they learn about the wind; holding kites high in the spring, pushing sailboats in the summer, tossing leaves around in the fall, and making snowflakes dance in the winter. Hanna Konola’s illustrations are popular the world over.

Junction
Written & illustrated by Nathan Jurevicius
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

For generations the Face Changers have made the clay tokens that change the winds and faces of their kin. This month the youngest is tasked to take the ten thousand footsteps to the top of the mountain and engulf the town in the winds of change.

  • The Wind Blew - A rhymed tale describing the antics of a capricious wind.

  • Leaf Man - A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him, in a fresh, autumn tale with illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas. Jr Lib Guild.

  • Good Night, Wind - After working hard through the fall and winter, Wind is ready for a nap but after being turned away time and again he becomes angry.

  • Hedgehog and Rabbit - Hedgehog and Rabbit enjoy eating cabbages and looking for snails in their peaceful garden. But when a scary swirling wind comes up, the two must find a way to face their fears.

Little Cloud and Lady Wind
Written by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison & illustrated by Sean Qualls
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Little Cloud likes her own place in the sky, away from the other clouds. There, the sky is all hers. She is free to make her own way and go where she wishes. Can Lady Wind show Little Cloud the power of being with others? Will Little Cloud agree there is strength in unity and change her ways? A fresh take on a classic story, Little Cloud and Lady Wind will teach kids how to work together to achieve their goals.

Wind
Written & illustrated by Carol Thompson
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

Let’s play out in the wind! There’s a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover and enjoy! In this series of richly illustrated books, Carol Thompson celebrates the immediate and sensory response of children to the natural world – whatever the weather!

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