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Parents' Primer: Fears

STORMS

Books

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J Skorpen, Liesel Moak Michael
A little boy overcomes his fear of thunder to comfort his pet rabbit.
1975
J Slaughter, Hope Buckley and Wilberta Forever Friends
Buckley the hedgehog and Wilberta the rabbit have their friendship tested being snowbound, making a snow rabbit, overcoming fear of thunder, and surviving a spring flood.
1998
J Stolz, Mary Storm in the Night
Too early to go to bed, and with only flashes of lightning to see by, Thomas and his grandfather happily find themselves re-discovering the half-forgotten scents and sounds of their world, and having a wonderful time learning important, new things about e
1988
J398.26 Bryan, Ashley The Story of Lightning and Thunder
In this retelling of a West African tale, Ma Sheep Thunder and her impetuous son Ram Lightning are forced to leave their home on Earth because of the trouble Ram causes.
1993
J551.554 Branley, Franklyn M. Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
Explains how and why a thunderstorm occurs and gives safety steps to follow when lightning is flashing.
1999
JE ADAMS Adams, Michelle Medlock I Will Not Be Afraid
"Storms. Strangers. The dark. Childhood fears are common but they don't have to be a problem. This picture book helps 4-to-7-year-old face their fears with the confidence that God promises to be with them, protect them, and be gracious to them.--Cover back.
2008
JE Applegate, Katherine The Buffalo Storm
When Hallie and her parents join a wagon train to Oregon and leave her grandmother behind, Hallie must learn to face the storms that frighten her so, as well as other, newer fears, with just her grandmother's quilt to comfort her.
2007
JE Bauer, Marion Dane Dinosaur Thunder
Brandon is afraid of thunder until his older brother compares thunder to one of Brandon's favorite subjects - dinosaurs.
2012
JE Berenstain, Stan and Jan The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings
During a frightful thunderstorm, Brother and Sister Bear learn that Mama and Papa's love and protection are better blessings than more Bearbie dolls and video games.
1995
JE Boelts, Maribeth Sometimes I'm Afraid
Three different children are helped by caring adults to use prayer to deal with frightful feelings.
2004
JE Bourgeois, Paulette Franklin and the Thunderstorm
As a thunderstorm approaches, Franklin's friends help him cope with his fear of stormy weather.
1998
JE Bright, Paul The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm
One by one, three young bears crawl into Bear and Mrs. Bear's bed during a thunderstorm, certain they hear monsters outside, and although Bear tells each that monsters are not real, he later changes his mind.
2008
JE GORBA Gorbachev, Valeri Catty Jane Hated the Rain
Piggy, Froggy, and Goose try to convince Catty that storms can be fun.
2012
JE GORBA Gorbachev, Valeri Dragon is Coming!
Mouse frightens all of the animals she sees by shouting that a dragon is going to eat the sun, and then come after them.
2009
JE Greenberg, Barbara The Bravest Babysitter
Heather baby-sits for Lisa but they switch roles when a thunderstorm frightens Heather.
1977
JE Hines, Anna Grossnickle Rumble Thumble Boom!
A child and dog wheedle their way under the covers with Mommy and Daddy when the thunder loudly booms outside.
1992
JE Maier, Inger When Fuzzy was Afraid of Big and Loud Things
Fuzzy the sheep's father helps Fuzzy deal with his fear of loud noises by using his mind to imagine other things.
2006
JE Mayer, Gina Just a Thunderstorm
A thunderstorm turns out not to be so bad after all.
1993
JE Meadows, Michelle The Way the Storm Stops
A mother soothes her child to sleep during a thunderstorm.
2003
JE Polacco, Patricia Thunder Cake
Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.
1990
JE Sussman, Susan Hippo Thunder
Father devises a way to banish the fear that comes with each clap of thunder.
1982
JE Szilagyi, Mary Thunderstorm
A little girl is comforted by her mother during a thunderstorm and she in turn comforts the family dog.
1985
JE Ward, Nick Don't Worry Grandpa
Grandpa gets nervous when a thunderstorm starts until Charlie explains that storms are caused by giants coming out to play.
1995
JER Bowdish, Lynea Thunder Doesn't Scare Me!
When thunder makes a young boy and his dog afraid, they decide to make as much noise as the storm.
2001

Websites

Billy, Maria and the Thunderstorm
A printable coloring book about staying safe during a thunderstorm.
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/bm/bm02.pdf

KidsHealth: Being Afraid
Information about fear and anxiety.
http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/afraid.html

KidsHealth: Hurricanes
Information and tips for dealing with hurricanes.
http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/thought/hurricane_katrina.html

KidsHealth: Kids Talk About Feeling Scared
Tips from other kids about what to do when you're afraid.
http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/thought/comments_scared.html

Owlie Skywarn's Weather Book: Watch Out…Lightning Ahead
A printable book about staying safe when lightning strikes. Also includes a quiz about lightning safety.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/owlie-lightning.pdf

Web Weather for Kids: Weather Safety
Tips for staying safe in lightning and thunderstorms.
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/lightsafe.html

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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