Extreme Hurricanes and Tornadoes

From the Series When Nature Attacks

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Imagine facing a storm so vast you can only see it all from space, or winds that uproot trees and hurl cars in the air. The unleashed power of extreme storms can flatten homes and drown low-lying land in torrential rain, and they come with a steep cost in dollars—and lives. Learn all about the science behind horrifying hurricanes, terrible typhoons, and catastrophic cyclones. See the damage done by the world’s worst tornadoes. Discover the drone and satellite technology for forecasting and tracking powerful storms and the storm chasers who risk their lives to increase our understanding of these devastating disasters.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Earth Science
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.6
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051160, JNF037080
Dewey 551.55/2
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1070
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 6.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 191462
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Chock-full of enticing facts and figures, this series focuses on natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires from around the globe. . .The eye-catching layouts and short bursts of information make these perfect for casual browsing and sharing among friends.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: John Farndon

John Farndon is a Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, history, technology and nature, including such international best-sellers as Do Not Open and Do You Think You're Clever?