Bel the Weather Girl: Raindrops on a Roller Coaster: Hail

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Belinda Jensen
Illustrator: Renee Kurilla
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9781467779586
Pages: 24

Bel, Dylan, and their dog Stormy discover hail in this next adventure in the Bel the Weather Girl series. They are surprised to learn that hailstorms actually happen during summer months, not winter. Hail is made inside storm clouds when raindrops are carried to the top of the clouds where it’s cold. Those raindrops turn into balls of ice that become too heavy, falling to the earth. Basically, they are like raindrops on an icy roller coaster!

Two cousins, Bel and Dylan, make a difficult concept easier to understand in Bel the Weather Girl: Raindrops on a Roller Coaster: Hail. They compare the process of raindrops turning into hail using things that children are familiar with, like roller coasters and frozen peas! This book contains important information pertaining to the weather and is narrated by three fictional characters. It also contains a table of contents and an index. This book contains clear connections to the Common Core state standards.