Here is a simple Drought-Hydrology storytime, which is perfect for those of us in drought-stricken California. For an activity, demonstrate one of the projects seen here or do simple watercolor painting. For more ideas, check out our Water storytime outline in the Science section.
Aardema, Verna. BRINGING THE RAIN TO KAPITI PLAIN. In this cumulative rhyming story, a boy brings rain to the plain in Africa.
Base, Graeme. THE WATER HOLE. In this counting book, the water dwindles as more animals visit the watering hole.
Davila, Claudia. LUZ MAKES A SPLASH. Luz and her family conserve water during a drought.
Hofmeyr, Dianne. THE MAGIC BOJABI TREE. Python won’t share the fruit from a tree unless the other animals tell him the name of the tree; tortoise makes up a song to remember the answer.
Jenkins, Emily. WATER IN THE PARK: A BOOK ABOUT WATER AND THE TIMES OF THE DAY. How water in the park is used by people and animals is explored in this clever story.
MacDonald, Margaret Read. GIVE UP, GECKO! A FOLKTALE FROM UGANDA. Even Elephant can’t stomp hard enough to make a watering hole; can gecko do it?
Salas, Laura Purdie. WATER CAN BE. A poetic exploration of what water can be, such as a “Thirst quencher – Kid drencher,” and more.