I Am the Storm (Hardcover)
I loved storms as a kid -- I still do. This book offers the strength to love them -- and the calm that comes afterward. Recommended by Mary— From Staff Picks for Little Kids
In the face of our shifting climate, young children everywhere are finding themselves subject to unfamiliar and often frightening extreme weather. Beloved author Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Stemple address four distinct weather emergencies (a tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane) with warm family stories of finding the joy in preparedness and resilience. Their honest reassurance leaves readers with the message: nature is powerful, but you are powerful, too. Illustrated in rich environmental tones and featuring additional information about storms in the back, this book educates, comforts, and empowers young readers in stormy or sunny weather, and all the weather in between.
Heidi E.Y. Stemple is a second-generation writer. She spends as much time teaching and talking with kids as she does writing. She has published 28 books, mostly for children, and many of them co-written with her mother, Jane Yolen. Her newest solo book, Counting Birds (Quarto), made the NSTA Outstanding Science and the Best STEM lists, won the John Burroughs Riverby Award, and was named a Green Earth Book Award honoree. Heidi lives in Hatfield, Massachussetts, next door to her mother, Jane.
Kevin & Kristen Howdeshell of The Brave Union are a husband-and-wife team based in Kansas City and have been collaborating for 10 years. Most of their work has been in narrative animation / animated sequences. Now with three kids of their own, the tradition of the bedtime story has become a pillar of their nightly routine. As a result, their focus has shifted on creating art geared for the family.
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