I ran this post just last month to point readers toward books similar to my Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story. With the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina upon us, it felt like the right time to share it again.
This list includes picture books and novels about Katrina, “the single most catastrophic disaster in US History,” stories about other storms, and a collection of books about the wetlands.
Picture Books about Hurricanes and Storms
Hurricane! by Jonathan London
Blue on Blue by Dianne White
The Storm by Kathy Henderson
Big Wind Coming! by Karen English
Waiting Out the Storm by JoAnn Early Macken
Clifford and the Big Storm by Norman Bridwell
Novels about Hurricanes
Storm Runners by Roland Smith
Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale
The Night of the Hurricane’s Fury by Candice Ransom
The Great Storm: The Hurricane Diary of J. T. King, Galveston, Texas, 1900 by Lisa Waller Rogers
Katrina Picture Books
A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen by Shadra Stickland
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson
I Survived Hurricane Katrina by Lauren Tarshis
Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Hooper Finds a Family: A Hurricane Katrina Dog’s Survival Tale by Jane Paley
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods
Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith
Picture Books about Wetlands
Deep in the Swamp by Donna M. Bateman
Liza Lou And The Yeller Belly Swamp by Mercer Mayer
Everglades by Jean Craighead George
Here Is the Wetland by Madeleine Dunphy
Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs And Leaping Frogs by Anthony D. Fredericks
Babies in the Bayou by Jim Arnosky
Novels about Wetlands
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Circle of Secrets by Kimberley Griffiths Little
The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Here are a few more titles in listings from Publisher’s Weekly and School Library Journal .
Wow, that is quite a list! Good thing I have Pinterest!
Kimberley Griffiths Little says
Superb list – and SO honored to be on it! Thank you!!! xo
My daughter turned 17 months the day that Katrina hit. This Clifford book was really helpful in weathering all of that time away from home…. http://www.amazon.com/Clifford-Big-Storm-8×8/dp/0590257552/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440692025&sr=8-1&keywords=clifford+the+big+storm.
That and the Wiggles!
Thanks so much for sharing this, Aimee. It’s not a book I know. Adding in.