In continuing with the Children's Book Week theme, our next book is a wonderful story for an older audience. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs ($7) is a book that most grade school children will enjoy. The humorous tale keeps kids laughing throughout the book. Instead of rain or hail falling from the sky, the clouds disperse stinky gorgonzola, scrambled eggs with a side of toast, and meatballs.

Published back in 1978, there is a nostalgic feel about it evidenced in the illustrations. Children who can't yet read will most certainly enjoy the pictures of syrup covering a hill. And while the book is entertaining, it is also a great learning tool. Many teachers include this book in their curriculum to teach about predictions and weather patterns. Who knew science could be so fun?

Tomorrow's forecast: Children's Book Week Wrap Up!