Children’s Books for a Rainy Day — Take your pick!

The music of raindrops falling, the sweet smell of the earth, the cool breeze and the greenery all around — what do you need apart from a cup of hot chocolate and a good book to curl up on the couch with on a rainy day! Here I am, with a list of some super picks of the books based on rains. Bet the kids are going to enjoy them immensely!

Let’s Catch the Rain

The author chases and plays with big monsoon clouds! The message is simple; rainwater is free, pure and precious — let us save it. Beautiful illustrations add to the charm! A perfect rainy day read!

Little Frog

The book captures the excitement of a little frog’s wait for the rain in an endearing way. Days of the week, things around you and the various animals and insects all packed in one, along with the joy of rain.

The Magic Raindrop

The things that can happen when you let your imagination loose! This warm story about raindrops and colorful kites beautifully depicts it all.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Rain and food have always gone hand-in-hand. But what if it started raining food? An interesting tall tale about the food weather, which has also been turned into a movie! Read a detailed review here.

Afternoon on the Amazon: Magic Tree House

Eight-year-old Jack and his seven-year-old sister, Annie have discovered an amazing way of time travel right in their backyard tree house. In this book, they travel to the Amazon rain forests, , courtesy the tree house librarian Morgan. They encounter giant ants, flesh-eating piranhas, hungry crocodiles, and wild jaguars. Mary Pope Osborne does a brilliant job of teaching the kids about the various geographies and histories packed in Jack and Annie’s adventures!

Come On, Rain!

The wait for a downpour to cool things down after an oppressive and hot summer is something we can all relate to. The text of the book captivates you, and you feel the heat as much as the joy when the first drops fall down, and are ready to join in the dance with Tess, her friends and their mothers!

The Rain Came Down

Rain has different effects on different people — while some love it, some can’t help but curse the inconvenience caused, and some are taken totally by suprise. David Shannon does a brilliant job of capturing these emotions and is a good conversation starter on moods with the young ones.

Hayley, the Rain Fairy

This one is a part of the ever-popular Rainbow Fairies series by Daisy Meadows, and is as cute as the rest of them. Friendship, fun, adventure and the ease of reading contribute to making this book a superhit with the beginner reader crowd!

Looking for something to keep the kids busy when the rains keep them indoors? Try our Tale O’Fun boxes to unleash their creativity and build their reading skills!

The list was first published at www.kidengage.com