Free Book Friday!

Congratulations to Donna (@donnak4)! You’ve won a copy of Joy in MudvillePlease send us a DM on Twitter or an email to with the subject line “Free Book Friday” and tell us your mailing addresses so we can get your book in the mail.
Storm season is coming up, so this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway will help you prepare. Chasing the Storm: Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching from Twenty-First Century Books is a fascinating look at the storm chasers and meteorologists who track twisters, hurricanes, blizzards, and other dangerous weather systems.

Huge, towering clouds build up in the sky—it’s a super cell. The Doppler radar indicates that the system is rotating. But is there a funnel? Is it touching the ground? Only a storm chaser can confirm when a tornado is present—and help meteorologists warn nearby towns.

Whenever severe weather threatens, storm chasers hit the road to hunt for tornadoes, hurricanes, or violent storms. Some drive thousands of miles in just a few days as they follow a storm system from Iowa to Texas. Others serve their cities and towns by taking photos from their backyards and phoning in storm details to local weather stations. Specially trained Hurricane Hunters hop into aircraft packed with scientific instruments to fly deep into powerful hurricanes, hoping to reach the eye of the storm.

Are storm chasers a bunch of foolish daredevils? Not at all. Many are scientists while others are professional photographers and videographers. Storm chasers arm themselves with training about severe weather, use sophisticated instruments, and follow safety guidelines.

In Chasing the Storm, you’ll meet real storm chasers and meteorologists, hear their stories, and discover how they do their work. You’ll learn tornado basics, get a great window into the science of meteorology, and learn how to pursue a career in the field. You might even decide to become a storm chaser yourself!

Click here to download free instructions on how to make your own weather station, complete with a DIY hygrometer! 

If you’d like a free copy of Chasing the Storm: Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching, please leave a comment on this post (including your name), or tweet this line: Free Book Friday! RT to win  CHASING THE STORM from @LernerBooks. #freebooks #weather #giveaway

We’ll announce the winner on Friday, April 18, so visit the blog then to see if you’ve won!

Good luck!