A rainy day. Overcast, grey skies, the pitter-patter white noise of drops on windows, a blanket of calm on a wet world. Colors of car lights and stop lights spill onto inky black pavement, drops race past on windshields, and puddles form on the sidewalks. Although rainy days can put a damper on plans or cause your kids to be cooped up inside, a rainy day is also full to the brim of magic and possibility. A rainy day is a perfect opportunity to curl up in a blanket with a warm drink and some of your favorite books! We’ve compiled some of the best children’s books about rainy days that will help them see the beauty in all kinds of weather.

Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

The Rain Stomper by Addie Boswell

On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna

The Big Umbrella by Juniper Bates

Watersong by Tim McCanna

Come On, Rain by Karen Hesse

Sometimes Rain by Meg Flemming

The Rhythm of the Rain by Grahame Baker-Smith

Rain by Sam Usher

Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle

We hope that the next time the skies grow dark with clouds and the air is filled with the sweet smell of rain, that you put on a pot of tea and grab these books off the shelves. Curl up with your favorite blanket, and enjoy these sweet books with your kids! We’ll be doing the same.