Tell Me Why The Wind Blows
Tamra B. Orr
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Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. The Wind Blows offers answers to their most compelling questions about wind. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Te l l M e W h y The Wind Blows Tamra B. Orr Published in the United States of America by Cherry Lake Publishing Ann Arbor, Michigan www.cherrylakepublishing.com Content Adviser: Jack Williams, Fellow of the American Meteorological Society Reading Adviser: Marla Conn, ReadAbility, Inc Photo Credits: © Photobank gallery/Shutterstock Images, cover, 1; © Christian Delbert/Shutterstock Images, cover, 1; © Gregory Johnston/Shutterstock Images, cover, 1; © I Love Travel/Shutterstock Images, 5; ©
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data tk Cherry Lake Publishing would like to acknowledge the work of The Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Please visit www.p21.org for more information. Printed in the United States of America. Corporate Graphics Table of Contents A Windy Campground.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Sunshine, Temperature, and Pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Another Look at Highs and Lows.. .