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Tornado: Books For Kids

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

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

Our list includes picture books and chapter books. 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 tornado, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like The Bravest of Us All to popular sellers like Twister on Tuesday.

We hope this list of kids books about tornado can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Otis and the Tornado
Written & illustrated by Loren Long
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Otis and all his farm friends are enjoying a summer’s day, but the bull has no interest in playing and stays in his pen. Suddenly the day turns frightening and stormy: it’s a tornado! Otis takes all of the animals to safety, but the bull is still locked in his pen! Quick as his tires will take him, Otis putt puff puttedy chuffs back to the farm to save the day.

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Tornado Hits!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #5), Volume 5 (Library)
Written & illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8
Breaking news! A tornado has hit Selinsgrove!
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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13
In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.
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The Bravest of Us All
Written by Marsha Diane Arnold & illustrated by Brad Sneed
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Ruby Jane has always looked up to her older sister, Velma Jean for her brave and daring stunts, but it is Ruby Jane’s turn to be brave in the face of a tornado that threatens her sister’s life.

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Wild Weather: Tornadoes!
Written by Lorraine Jean Hopping & illustrated by Jody Wheeler
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Describes the work of two people who study tornadoes in the Midwest by discovering and following them.

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  • I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12), Volume 12 - A destructive force is about to hit the city of Joplin...

  • Case of the Swirling Killer Tornado - This just in from the Emergency Weather Service: A tornado is headed straight for the ranch! And Hank and Drover are in the worst possible place–trapped inside the house. Can they find a way out–before they get blown away?

  • Tornado - From Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars comes a sweet, entertaining story that will touch the heart of dog lovers at any age. A tornado appears in the distance, and the family quickly gathers into the storm cellar. The storm rages outside, but Pete, the farmhand, knows this is the perfect time to tell his stories about a dog named Tornado. Blown into their lives by a twister when Pete was a boy, Tornado was no ordinary dog—he played card tricks, saved a turtle’s life, and had a rivalry with the family cat. Forgetting their fear, the family hangs on every word of Pete’s stories—both happy and sad—of this remarkable dog.

  • Twister on Tuesday - An adventure to blow you away! That’s what Jack and Annie get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the 1870s. They land on the prairie near a one-room schoolhouse, where they meet a teenage schoolteacher, some cool kids, and one big, scary bully. But the biggest and scariest thing is yet to come!

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About Average
Written by Andrew Clements & illustrated by Mark Elliott
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

As the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnson, unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her central Illinois elementary school.

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