Meteorologist Belinda Jensen Explains the Wonders of Weather in New Children’s Book Series, Bel the Weather Girl

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–What does it mean when I hear thunder and see lightning? What causes
hail? In the Bel
the Weather Girl
series from Millbrook
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, young readers learn from Bel as she explains how
the weather works. Weather’s not so scary once you understand it!

Emmy Award-winning meteorologist Belinda
introduces kids to key weather phenomena—including hail,
thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and more. Bel, a smart, spunky
eight-year-old with a passion for the weather, eases weather fears for
her cousin, Dylan, and her dog, Stormy, by showing them that weather’s
not so scary when you know how it works.

Whether children are fascinated or afraid of weather, young readers will
love following along on each of Bel’s adventures, as she and Dylan come
up with playful new ways to understand some of weather’s wildest
wonders. With included learning activities, a glossary, and fun facts on
weather, these titles will inspire young readers to learn more about the
science behind weather.

all the books in the Bel the Weather Girl series:

A Party for Clouds: Thunderstorms
Raindrops on a Roller
Coaster: Hail

The Sky Stirs Up Trouble: Tornadoes
Snowstorm Shows Off: Blizzards

Spinning Wind and Water:

Weather Clues in the Sky: Clouds

For videos, activities, free downloads, a book trailer, and more
or follow #BelWXGirl.

Come and meet Belinda Jensen at her Bel the Weather Girl signings at Wild
, the Red
Balloon Bookshop
, or the Galleria
Barnes & Noble
in Minnesota this April!

About the Author
has been a meteorologist for 25 years and has been
curious about the weather since she was an elementary school student.
She is now the Chief Meteorologist for KARE
11 News
, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Belinda loves
talking with young children and sharing her passion and enthusiasm for
weather-related topics. After hundreds of appearances and school visits
she’s discovered that for some students, weather is an exciting
mystery—but for others, it’s a scary subject. Believing that knowledge
is power, she developed a series of engaging and enlightening stories
that reveal the science behind weather, and discovered, just as she
hoped, that children aren’t nearly as frightened when they are informed.

About the Illustrator
Renée Kurilla has a BFA in
illustration and graphic design from The Art Institute of Boston. She
has worked as an animator as well as a children’s book illustrator. She
lives near Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband.

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About the Publisher
, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, publishes informative
picture books, illustrated nonfiction series, and inspiring photo-driven
titles for grades K–5. Readers of all ages will easily identify with the
delightful cast of people and animals featured in these charming
stories. With simple text and supportive illustrations, these books are
just right for read-alouds, new readers, reluctant readers, and literacy

March 2016

$25.32, Library Bound
$7.99, Paperback
eBooks Also Available
LB: 10 x 8; PB: 9 3/4 x 8
24 pages

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