Weather: Wind (Ready to Read: Level One)

by Marion Dane Bauer (Author) John Wallace (Illustrator)

Weather: Wind (Ready to Read: Level One)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Level 1: Starting to Read
- Simple stories
- Increased vocabulary
- Longer sentences

Though you can't see the wind, you can certainly feel it when the wind blows! But where does wind come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of wind....
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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2-This beginning reader offers a simple introduction to an interesting topic. Bauer explains the general concept of how wind is produced and some of its tangible effects on our lives. For example, wind helps birds fly, carries plant seeds, and allows people to fly kites. It also moves clouds, makes waves, and can bend trees. "Wind can be scary. Or it can sing a gentle song." Wallace's watercolor artwork shows a young girl and her dog performing a variety of outdoor activities, the child's braids often flying in the breeze. The pictures help to clarify the text, which does a good job of introducing simple concepts and weather terms in an easy-reader format. Refer report writers to Arthur Dorros's Feel the Wind (1990) or Vicki Cobb's I Face the Wind (2003, both HarperCollins), both of which offer more thorough information for young readers.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Marion Dane Bauer
Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award winner The Stuff of Stars. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and can be reached at

John Wallace's formal training was not in illustration, but rather theology, which he received at University of Cambridge. However, he always loved drawing, and one of his early jobs was as a newspaper cartoonist. In his children's book illustrations, he is particularly inspired by what he calls "the gooniness" of young schoolchildren. John lives in Broadstairs, England.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Simon Spotlight
Publication date
September 20, 2003
Ready to Read: Level One
BISAC categories
JNF045000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Beginner
JNF037080 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences - Weather
Library of Congress categories
Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award
Honor Book 2004 - 2004

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