Rain Reign

RAIN REIGN, by Ann M. Martin

Bravery is at the heart of RAIN REIGN. Rose is a 5th grader with high functioning autism who loves homonyms, following rules, prime numbers, and most of all her dog, Rain (homonym “reign”). When Rain gets lost in a hurricane, Rose must step beyond her carefully ordered world to find Rain — only to realize that Rain has another home, and following the rules means giving up the dog she loves.

Author Ann Martin (author of EVERYTHING FOR A DOG and the Babysitters Club books) has done a brilliant job of weaving in themes of abandonment, alcoholism, friendship and bravery — and the chaos and havoc that a major storm can wreak on a community.


  • Teaching bravery and empathy
  • Learning about neurodiversity
  • Kids impacted by storms, and
  • Dog lovers!

FAVORITE LINE:  “I think that they still don’t have their home, but now they have their dog back.”


Publisher:       Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) (2014)

Age range:      3-5 Interest Level; 4.3 ATOS

Pages:             226 pages; 34,902 words