Magic Tree House - Research Guide #8: Twisters and Other Terrible Storms

by Will Osborne

Hardcover, 2003




Random House Childrens Books (2003), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 128 pages


Describes the changing nature of weather and how meteorologists predict and study such storms as tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards.


Children's Favorites Awards (Selection — 2004)

Original publication date


Physical description

128 p.; 7.7 inches

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LibraryThing member jcwilcox
This book has any type of information you could want on tornadoes. It tells you great facts that coincide with the book, "Twister on Tuesday." It is a great way for students to learn about these dangerous storms. My interesting fact that I found was that in tornado alley there are 30 tornadoes a
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week during the months of April, May and June.
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LibraryThing member hidthemyd
An interesting read especially during Hurricane Sandy. My 6 year old and I learned a lot.
LibraryThing member ashleyhill2012
This book is a bibliography about twisters and other terrible storms. It has storms such as weather (like clouds, tools to measure, and jobs that predict it), hurricanes, blizzards, and storms. It illustrates them, gives fun facts, and informs readers on how to protect themselves from the storms.
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The theme of this book is weather and this book could be easily used to help students learn about weather, in a science segment, and could help them on how to research topics further and it gives advice on how to do this in the end. I think this book is very fascinating to have in the classroom because it defines the storms, but also gives fun facts and pictures about the storms as well.
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LibraryThing member MSittig
Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun facts from Jack and Annie, this books is the perfect book for kids to learn about the different storms and why they happen. This book Includes photographs, definitions, an index, information on twisters, hurricanes, blizzards,
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forecasting the weather, storm chasers, etc. This is a great book for children to get better knowledge of the weather and storms around them.
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LibraryThing member mbolle1
I believe that this short chapter book is an excellent informational book for young readers. I really enjoyed that this book provides factual information but through the use of the familiar characters of the Magic Tree House series. The characters ask questions and discover the answers throughout
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the text. Therefore, I enjoyed reading the book because it was not simply just a significant amount of information the author presented the information in interesting ways through the use of interesting illustrations. The illustrations help to present the information and served as excellent tools to support comprehension. I loved the language of the book because the terms that are used within are very simple and thoroughly explained. The author also provides an index and definitions in the book. Lastly, I liked that the book provided ways for people to protect themselves through various natural disasters. I learned a significant amount of information that I did not know prior to reading this book. The main idea of the book is to provide information about storm chasers, weather forecasting, tornadoes, twisters, hurricanes, and blizzards.
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