Teaching Kids About Weather

by , posted on November 15th, 2010 in Guest Posts, Science Fun

When I ran across the work of illustrator Emmeline Pidgen, I knew I had to share it with you. Below are pages from a children’s book about weather she created.



I asked Emmeline about her inspiration for the book, here’s what she had to say:

I’ve always been interested in Geography, studying it at GCSE and A-Level. I particularly liked learning about weather systems and cloud formations, I even have a ‘cloud spotters’ book!

However, I always found that the text books and information sheets we used were mostly ridiculously un-inspiring black and white text… I wanted to make the subject inspiring and memorable for children, and of course lots of fun! So I developed the book using the facts I’d learned, and communicating them in a fun picture-book format with cute bird characters and interesting scenes along the way.


I’m hoping a publisher takes it on because I want my kids to own it. It’s such a lovely marriage of art and science.



Fabulous yes? You can see more of Emmeline’s work on her site: emmeline illustration. Very special thanks to Emmeline for sharing her work with us.


Kids interested in learning more about weather? Check out these great resources for games and experiments:

Web Weather for Kids
Science Projects for Kids: Weather and Seasons

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4 Responses to “Teaching Kids About Weather”

  1. joya Says:

    November 15th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    love this!! my seven year old is doing a “weather forecast speech” this week at school and i am going to show him these cool illustrations!

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Fantastic! I want to hear how the speech goes!

  2. Theresa Says:

    November 15th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Love this!!! Our oldest has stated that he “wants to be a meteorologist”, so I think it would be appropriate for him to have this when his kids ask, “Daddy, when did you know that you wanted to be a meteorologist?” Too cute.

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    It’s a good gig! Plus, I’d trust his forecasts.

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