Top Ten Tuesday: Picture Books About Rain

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One of my favorite moments as a Long and Short Reviews blogger and reviewer happens when review requests for picture books are submitted to us.

I try to request as many of them as I can because it’s wonderful to see what’s new in that genre and because I deeply enjoy spreading the word about the many beautiful picture books out there.

While I haven’t read any of these picture books yet, they do fit this week’s April Showers theme and they all look adorable.

If you’ve read any of them, please feel free to share your thoughts.

1. Hooray for Summer! by Kazuo Iwamura 

2. The Day It Rained Watermelons by Mabel Watts

3. Stormy Night by Salina Yoon

4. A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman

5. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

6.That Sky, That Rain by Carolyn B. Otto

7.Chirri & Chirra: The Rainy Day by Kaya Doi

8. McBroom the Rainmaker by Sid Fleischman

9. Rain Makes Applesauce by Julian Scheer

10. Pika Bunny and the Thunderstorm: Conejito Pika Y La Tormenta by Wendy Gilhula


  1. Some of those covers are really cute! I don’t think I recognize any either, but sometimes it is fun to look at what’s been released outside of the picture books I enjoyed growing up. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my website today.

  2. These sound like so much fun to read with kids!

  3. Rain Makes Applesauce sounds really cute

  4. The Day it Rained Watermelons sounds fun!

  5. These all sound like fun reads!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  6. The all sound cute!!

  7. I’m going to have to check these out for my little ones!! Great list

  8. Oh, I love seeing these, and I feel like quite a few of them are going to end up on my TBR pile. Great selections this week!

  9. Cute covers. I especially like the look of Pika Bunny and the Thunderstorm. I like to review books for a mix of ages – I have a 5 year old and a 9 month old.

    Have a great week!

  10. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS comes right to mind for this topic! Fun.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


  11. I don’t read a lot of picture books but sometimes I find a couple I really love! Nice picks!

  12. I’m going to have to buy these for my nephew, they look lovely

  13. Beautiful chain, Astilbe.

    Your picture reminds me of a children’s book I read with my boys:
    Bourgeois, Paulette Big Sarah’s Little Boots. Such a beautiful story.

    Thank you for visiting my TTT about April Showers and Garden Flowers.

  14. As someone who typically reads anywhere from MG to adult, I really enjoyed learning about your rationale for reviewing and sharing about picture books. The joy that you get from sharing them with others is palpable, and I really liked seeing the cool books that you picked for this week’s topic!

  15. Oh a lot of these titles already sound adorable! Hope you’ll love all of them!

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