Raindrops on a Roller Coaster
From the Series Bel the Weather Girl
Ping! Ping! It sounds like the sky is raining rocks! Dylan thinks the house is falling down. Bel the Weather Girl tells him not to worry—she knows all about hail. But her dog, Stormy, hides under the kitchen table anyway. Why are chunks of ice falling in the middle of summer? Stay tuned, because every day is another weather day!
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.6|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|Dimensions||10 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||L|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||181096|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Author: Belinda Jensen
Belinda Jensen is chief meteorologist for the NBC station in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. After earning her degree in meteorology, she worked for the National Weather Service. She has also been visiting classrooms and educating children about the weather for more than twenty-five years. As a child, she was fascinated by science. Today, she is passionate about inspiring children with the wonders of weather.
Illustrator: Renée Kurilla
Renee Kurilla is an illustrator, dabbling author, and Lead Artist at FableVision Studios. She got her start in animation working as a character designer on the Discovery Kids TV adaptation of Time Warp Trio. She has since illustrated many books for kids including Margarita Engle's Tree Dancers: Orangutanka (2015) and Stuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn (4 titles, 2010). Her work at FableVision has contributed to multiple honors, including the graphic novel Zebrafish (2008), a Junior Library Guild selection, and the Ranger Rick's Tree House App for the National Wildlife Federation, which won a 2013 Parents' Choice Award. Renée lives just outside Boston, MA with her husband and fluffy cat, her primary sketchbook inspiration.
Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!
Bel the Weather Girl
Meteorologist Belinda Jensen introduces kids to key weather phenomena—including hail, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and more. Each book stars Bel, a smart, spunky eight-year-old with a passion for the weather, her cousin Dylan, and her dog, Stormy. View available downloads →