Flood Warning
Flood Warning

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Annotation: Explains how floods occur, why they are dangerous, and how to prepare for a potential flood.
Catalog Number: #127551
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Illustrator: Schimler, Amy,
Pages: 36 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-06-238661-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-95158-6
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-06-238661-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-95158-7
Dewey: 551.489
LCCN: 2016936036
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
From the dependable Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, here's a useful introduction to a sometimes catastrophic phenomenon. Kenah guides readers through river floods, flash floods, and coastal floods, including those caused by hurricanes and tsunamis. Interspersed with these scenarios are concise discussions of topics such as what happens when more rain falls than the ground can absorb, why floods are sometimes useful, and how barriers are sometimes effective in holding back floodwaters. Using a soft, deep palette, the digitally enhanced, mixed-media collage illustrations support the text well and reinforce its tone of caution rather than alarm. The book's final section advises kids to avoid flooded areas, even though the water may appear shallow, and to prepare for floods with their families by having a family flood plan, keeping safety supplies on hand, and heeding flood warnings. A sidebar offers a short, illustrated list of emergency supplies. A good starting place for learning about floods.
School Library Journal
Gr 2&11;5&12; Accessible text explains how rain can cause overflow in rivers and lakes and, as a result, flood basements and houses. The text exudes a gentle tone; many readers across the country will already be able to identify with these scenes of floodwaters, and those who don't will have seen them on their TV screens. The abstract style of some illustrations complements the discussion of saturated ground, storm surge, flash floods, and flood plains. A few insets add contrasting information, such as how elephants feel a coming tsunami through their feet. Even the annual floods of the Nile are mentioned, with visual reference to ancient Egyptian art&12;an indication of the wide range of content included in this slim introduction. A flood plan and a list of emergency supplies are great additions. VERDICT A general purchase for communities interested in flood awareness.&12; Dorcas Hand, Annunciation Orthodox School, Houston, TX
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page [37]).
Word Count: 1,378
Reading Level: 4.5
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 186274 / grade: Lower Grades

You are lying in bed listening to the soft sound of rain. It has been coming down for hours. Now something is changing. The rain sounds harder and louder, and there is water running down the road, which looks like a small river. What is happening? You are hearing and seeing the start of a flood. Read and find out about the different kinds of floods, how they start, and how to stay safe. With colorful illustrations from Amy Schimler-Safford and engaging text from Katharine Kenah, Flood Warning is a fascinating look into a dangerous natural disaster.

Featuring rich vocabulary bolded throughout the text, this book also includes a Find-Out-More section with instructions on how to make a rain gauge and an infographic about saving water at home. Both the text and the artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Christopher Kenah, Geologist, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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