Volcanoes (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science 2)

by Franklyn M Branley (Author) Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)

Volcanoes (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science 2)
Volcanoes are one of nature's great wonders. For years, they can stand dormant, but once active, they can erupt in tremendous explosions of power. Marc Simont's fascinating illustrations and colorful maps denoting volcano locations around the world are beautifully paired with Franklyn Branley's clear, simple text. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children. This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series. Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
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Gr 3-4. Lloyd's colorful new graphics update Branley's 1985 text (HarperCollins), which includes accounts of a few historic eruptions (Mounts Vesuvius, Tambora, St. Helens, and Parícutin) and explains how and why volcanoes form. Plate tectonics as well as scientists' study of and efforts to predict eruptions are also covered. A list of volcano facts appears, but it is frustrating in that the three types of volcanoes are named but not described. Instructions for an activity (plural on the cover) that involves making a baking soda and vinegar volcano are also appended. The new illustrations excel at depicting ideas presented in the text and include scenes of destruction, including buried cars, cities in ruins, and collapsed bridges. Overall, this work remains a sound, basic introduction to the topic, especially useful where the original is showing its age."Jeffrey A. French, formerly at Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH" Copyright 2008 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication date
March 25, 2008
Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science 2
BISAC categories
JNF045000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Beginner
JNF037010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences - Earthquakes & Volcanoes
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