Water Books for Kids
Ages 4-8
Cloud Dance
By Thomas Locker
Beautiful paintings show clouds across the seasons.
Harcourt Brace & Co., 2000. ISBN: 0152022317
Come On, Rain
By Karen Hesse, Illustrated by John J. Muth
A young girl eagerly awaits a rainstorm to bring relief from the harsh summer heat!
Scholastic Press, 1999. ISBN: 0590331256
Drip! Drop! How Water Gets to Your Tap
By Barbara Seuling, illustrated by Nancy Tobin
Explore Earth's water cycle and how we get water from rivers and streams into our homes.
Holiday House, 2000. ISBN: 0823414590
Get Wet
By Vicki Cobb
Science principles are made easy to understand. Simply follow this book, add water and-presto! You have a science discovery that will forever change the way you look at the world.
Harper Collins, 2002. ISBN: 0688178383
I Am Water
By Jean Marzollo, Illustrated by Judith Moffatt
A simple, easy story about the importance of water.
Scholastic Inc., 1996. ISBN: 0590265873
The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks: Special New York City Edition
By Joanna Cole, Illustrated by Bruce Degan
A raindrop to faucet journey through the New York City water supply system.
Scholastic Inc., 1986. ISBN: 0590407600
The Magic School Bus: Wet All Over
By Joanna Cole, Illustrated by Bruce Degan
A trip through the water cycle.
Scholastic Inc., 1996. ISBN: 0590508334
The Rain Came Down
By David Shannon
A humorous story in which a Saturday morning rainstorms produces chaos all around.
Blue Sky Press, 2000. ISBN: 0439050219
Splish! Splosh!
By Janice Lobb
Look at the science behind bath-time fun with Archie the elephant and Bob the Duck. As they splash and blow bubbles they wonder: Why do some things float and others sink? How does soap get us clean? What makes waves?
Kingfisher, 2000. ISBN: 0753404958
By Frank Asch
Deep in Earth and high in the sky, water is all around us. Water is one of our most precious resources.
Harcourt, 1995. ISBN: 0152023488
Ages 8-12
Butternut Hollow Pond
By Brian Heinz
This story describes the course of the day from dawn to night in a pond. There are many close escapes from other inhabitants of the freshwater habitat!
Millbrook Press Trade. 2000. ISBN: 0822559935
Down the Drain: Explore Your Plumbing
By Thomas Yardley
Examine household plumbing, wastewater treatment, water supply, conservation, and personal hygiene.
Connecticut: Millbrook Press, 1991. ISBN: 1878841289
I Want To Be An Environmentalist
By Stephanie Maze
Part of the I Want to Be series, this book describes career paths for kids who are interested in the environment, taking them from the sea floor to the ozone layer.
Harcourt Brace & Co., 2000. ISBN: 015201862X
By Fiona MacDonald, Illustrated by Peter Bull et al
You'll find useful facts, experiments, puzzles, water stories, poems, songs, and more!
Franklin Watts, 2000. ISBN: 0531145433