Our virtual library of recorded storytimes are accompanied by short lessons and are a great resource for librarians, teachers, and parents educating youth about water.
Water is Water by Miranda Paul
Complete with beautiful watercolor illustrations, Water is Water lyrically follows the stages of the water cycle that we see in our everyday lives. You can listen to CWEP’s recording of this book here.
All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon
This book uses simple rhymes to explore the fact that all the water we have on earth has always and will always be here– and why we should protect it. Check out our virtual read-aloud of this book here.
The Water Princess by Susan Verde
The Water Princess explores the theme of water insecurity through the eyes of a young girl, Gie Gie, from Sierra Leone. This book is based off of the real life childhood experience of model Georgie Badiel. You can find our read- aloud of this book here.
Song of the Water Boatman by Joyce Sidman
This Caldecott Honor Award-winning book is a series of poems and block prints that follow the creatures large and small that live in ponds. Song of the Water Boatman is a great intro-book to aquatic ecology. Check out our read-aloud of this book here.
Tap Tap Boom Boom By Elizabeth Bluemle
Tap Tap Boom Boom explores the sounds heard during a thunderstorm in a city. This is a great book to read to children who are afraid of storms. You can find our recorded version of this book here.
Click here to see our fall interactive bookshelf
Autumn is a time of change and transition. Often it is also a time with lots of rain! Join us in exploring some of the wonders of fall, how people and animals prepare for winter, and think about how water moves through our environments. Visit our CWEP Fall Bookshelf page and follow instructions to listen to recorded versions of the books and explore book descriptions. You can also check out these books from your local library!
Click here to see our winter interactive bookshelf!
Water in winter can be mysterious, magical and magnificent. You might see water take the form of ice or snow, or maybe you notice a nearby creek rushing with water from a recent rain. If you are interested in exploring how humans and animals interact with water, snow, and ice in the winter, check out these recommended reads! Visit our CWEP Winter Bookshelf page and follow instructions to listen to recorded versions of the books and explore book descriptions. You can also check out these books from your local library!
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