School Library Journal
Series Review: Extreme weather can be a frightening thing for young readers, but understanding the events around it can help alleviate fears. The realities and dangers of each weather situation are presented, but are not overly specific as the books aim to inform rather than elicit event-based emotions. Real information is given, such as how and why windows are boarded up for hurricanes, and treated seriously without the intention to induce fear or sadness. The images included in this series are of diverse families, communities, and helpers who are all preparing for or dealing with the aftermath of extreme weather. Each title presents a cleanup or rebuilding stage and shows that people can work together to move past serious events like floods. –VERDICT With helpful keywords that are highlighted throughout the text, the scientific literacy developed in this series builds off context clues to explain complex ideas to young children.