Hurricanes

Hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, are powerful storms that produce heavy rain, strong winds, high waves, lightning and tornadoes. Hurricanes form in tropical waters, have a low-pressure center and rely on warm water to grow in strength.

For more on one very terrible hurricane, see the feature on the The 1900 Galveston Hurricane.

Ruby's Imagine

Ruby's Imagine

Kim Antieau
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
CreateSpace, 2012   ISBN: 978-1478238379
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Into the Hurricane

Into the Hurricane

Neil Connelly
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic, 2017   ISBN: 978-0545853811
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Terror at Bottle Creek

Terror at Bottle Creek

Watt Key
Fiction
For ages 12 to 14
Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2016   ISBN: 978-0374374303
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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

Rodman Philbrick
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Scholastic, 2014   ISBN: 978-0545342384
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Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

Megan McDonald
Illustrator:   Peter H. Reynolds 
Fiction  Series
For ages 6 to 9
Candlewick, 2014   ISBN: 978-0763665203
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

Don Brown
Nonfiction Graphic Novel
For ages 12 and up
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015   ISBN: 978-0544157774
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Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

Phil Bildner
Illustrator:  John Parra 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1452125787
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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

Julia T. Lamana
Fiction
For ages 10 to 12
Chronicle, 2014   ISBN: 978-1452124568
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Inside Hurricanes

Inside Hurricanes

Mary Kay Carson
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Sterling, 2010   ISBN: 978-1402777806
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A Storm Called Katrina

A Storm Called Katrina

Myron Uhlberg
Illustrator:  Colin Bootman 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Peachtree Publishers, 2011   ISBN: 978-1561455911
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Storm Runners

Storm Runners

Roland Smith
Fiction  Series
For ages 9 to 12
Scholastic , 2011   ISBN: 978-0545081757
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I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005

I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005

Lauren Tarshis
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Scholastic , 2011   ISBN: 978-0545206969
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A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

Renee Watson
Illustrator:  Shadra Strickland 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Random House , 2010   ISBN: 978-0375856099
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Blown Away

Blown Away

Joan Hiatt Harlow
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Aladdin, 2007   ISBN: 978-1416907824
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Rain Tonight: The Story of Hurricane Hazel

Rain Tonight: The Story of Hurricane Hazel

Steve Pitt
Illustrator:  Heather Collins 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Tundra Books, 2004   ISBN: 978-0887766411
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