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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, picture books, and chapter 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. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween 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 Flora’s Very Windy Day 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!

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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

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Flora's Very Windy Day
Written by Jeanne Birdsall & illustrated by Matt Phelan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When a big wind blows away her annoying little brother Crispin, Flora decides to save him despite the many tempting offers she gets for him from, among others, a cloud, an eagle, the man in the moon and the wind itself.

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In the Wind
Written by Elizabeth Spurr & illustrated by Manelle Oliphant
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Simple and evocative language and charming illustrations describe a girl’s experience on a windy day.<br>In this gently rhyming board book, a young girl makes, flies, and loses her kite on a windy day. But when she returns home, something special is waiting for her.<br>Elizabeth Spurr and Manelle Oliphant together create a perfect sit-in-your-lap reading experience for toddlers.

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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.

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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.

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  • A Year with the Wind - 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.

  • Argyle Fox - Argyle Fox, with his signature style, wants to play outside on a springtime day, but the wind is wreaking havoc with his fun and games. As soon as he builds a card tower, climbs into a giant spider web, or takes up his pirate sword, here comes the wind: Woosh! Mama Fox tells grumpy Argyle that if he thinks long enough, he will come up with something to do. Following his mother’s suggestion and inspired by her knitting, he works all the pieces of his day together and creates the perfect solution. The story of Argyle teaches that failure is often a path to success and celebrates perseverance, creative thinking, and an old-fashioned springtime activity.

  • The Queen's Hat - From Steve Antony, the author and illustrator of PLEASE, MR. PANDA and BETTY GOES BANANAS! A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvelous adventure for the Queen, lots of Queen’s men, and one very special hat. Just where will that hat land? Following a hysterical, epic hat chase, the Queen is reunited with her hat – and the royal baby! Young children will love the search-and-find fun of the story, the hysterical mayhem that breaks loose, and Steve Antony’s winning art style. THE QUEEN’S HAT shows some of London’s most famous sites, and back matter explains their significance.

  • Junction - 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.

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Leaf Man
Written & illustrated by Lois Ehlert
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

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.

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The Wind Blew
Written & illustrated by Pat Hutchins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

A rhymed tale describing the antics of a capricious wind.

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Chasing Helicity
Written by Ginger Zee
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Helicity is well aware that her name is unusual - kind of like Helicity herself. The word Helicity means to spin, and for as long as she can remember, Helicity has been fascinated by the weather. The weather is Helicity’s escape from her own reality - may that be school, her father’s strict discipline, or her brother’s imminent departure for college where he’s all set to play football. One fateful day, Helicity and her horse head out on a long ride to take a break from life at home. Even with her vast experience with weather, Helicity is unprepared for the elements she faces. The choices Helicity makes before, during, and after that storm will have a lasting effect on her family and her future.

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Good Night, Wind
Written by Linda Elovitz Marshall & illustrated by Maelle Doliveux
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

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.

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Hedgehog and Rabbit
Written & illustrated by Pablo Albo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

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.

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  • Little Cloud and Lady Wind - 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 - 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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