Cover image for Wind
Bauer, Marion Dane.
Personal Author:
First Aladdin edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Aladdin, [2003]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Illustrations and simple text explain what wind is, how it is used by plants, birds, and people, and how wind can become a storm.
Reading Level:
370 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.6 0.5 72919.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 1 Quiz: 37914 Guided reading level: H.
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Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
READER Juvenile Fiction Readers

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Level 1: Starting to Read
* Simple stories
* Increased vocabulary
* Longer sentences

Though you can't see the wind, you can certainly feel it when the wind blows! But where does wind come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of wind....

Author Notes

Marion Dane Bauer was born in Oglesby, Illinois. She attended community college first, in her home town, and then went to the University of Missouri when she was a junior to study journalism. She quickly realized that journalism was not for her and changed her focus to the humanities and a degree in English literature. She switched one last time to focus on teaching english, which she did when she graduated college.

After her children were born, Bauer decided to try her hand at writing. She started out with a children's picture book, but discovered that youg adult novels were more to her taste. After making a career out of writing, Bauer became the first Faculty Chair at Vermont College for the only Master of Fine Arts in Writing program devoted exclusively to writing for children and young adults.

Bauer is the author of more than forty books for young people. She has won many awards, including a Jane Addams Peace Association Award for her novel Rain of Fire and an American Library Association Newbery Honor Award for On My Honor and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for the body of her work. Her picture book My Mother is Mine was a New York Times bestseller.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Reviewed with Marion Dane Bauer's Snow. Gr. 1-2. Bauer is such a good writer that even when she's limited to approximately 75 words, she can still put together an interesting text. These Ready-to-Read books not only capture the excitement that comes with snow, it explains how snow is formed: "Clouds are crystals of ice. Each bit of ice clings to a speck of dust . . . they grow so heavy that they drop from the cloud." And she follows the snow that melts into rivers and lakes to give the earth "a cool refreshing drink." Wallace's artwork, childlike and child friendly, works well with the words, although most of the pictures concentrate on fun in the snow rather than the scientific aspects. A final page, "Facts about Snow," offers interesting tidbits for teachers and parents to share with kids. Wind, a companion volumes, follows the same format. --Julie Cummins Copyright 2003 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This beginning reader offers a simple introduction to an interesting topic. Bauer explains the general concept of how wind is produced and some of its tangible effects on our lives. For example, wind helps birds fly, carries plant seeds, and allows people to fly kites. It also moves clouds, makes waves, and can bend trees. "Wind can be scary. Or it can sing a gentle song." Wallace's watercolor artwork shows a young girl and her dog performing a variety of outdoor activities, the child's braids often flying in the breeze. The pictures help to clarify the text, which does a good job of introducing simple concepts and weather terms in an easy-reader format. Refer report writers to Arthur Dorros's Feel the Wind (1990) or Vicki Cobb's I Face the Wind (2003, both HarperCollins), both of which offer more thorough information for young readers.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.