There are two books on this list for 1st Grade readers. The first is a nice reassuring book that talks about rain and wind and what else hurricanes bring with them. The second book deals more broadly with life on the shore.

bookcover of Yesterday We Had A HurricaneYesterday We Had A Hurricane
by Deirdre McLaughlin Mercier

**One of the best children's books of 2007 --Bank Street Children's Book Committee**

Deirdre wrote this book for her preschool students after their experience with Hurricane Charley in 2004. The book talks about the wind and rain and what people can do when the electricity goes off.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 209
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 1.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 114289
-- sample pages available

This book is also available in Spanish.  However the Spanish version is at the second grade level.

Word Count: 228
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 2.8 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 114289SP

Teachers Guide
Yesterday We Had a Hurricane - Teacher Activity Guide

At Home By The Ocean 
by Sharon Gordon

At Home By The Ocean is not a 'hurricane' book the way that Yesterday We Had A Hurricane is.  It's approach is more general, describing life by the ocean.  Topics as broad as dunes, lighthouses and tides.  It does touch upon hurricanes though.  

At Home By The Ocean also comes in Spanish and Bilingual versions.
Word Count: 166
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 1.4 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 101988

Bilingual:  0761424563
Mi Casa Junto Al Mar 

compiled by Pam
updated August 2013