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Eye Wonder Series: Rocks and Minerals

Eye Wonder Series: Rocks and Minerals
by Caroline Bingham, hard cover, 47 pages.
#BK-102 $10.99
Dig into the earth and discover the amazing treasures beneath our feet. Travel on an incredible journey through Earth. Take trips through deep diamond mines, locate hidden secrets in the rocks, and find out what salt really is. Packed with facts, accessible text, and dramatic photography.
Recommended for ages 8-14.

 

Rocks and Fossils

Rocks & Fossils
An Usborne Guide, by Martyn Bramwell, soft cover, 31 pages.
#BK-92 $6.99
This fascinating book is an excellent introduction to the world of rocks and fossils. With detailed diagrams and illustrations, it explains many of the geological processes which have formed different rocks, minerals, and fossils.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 

Ultimate Factivity Collection Rocks & Minerals
a DK Factivity Book, soft cover, 64 pages.
#BK-142 $12.99
Uncover the secrets of earth's buried treasure through incredible activities and fascinating facts. Includes more than 500 stickers too!
Recommended for ages 7-12.

 

Let's Go Rock Collecting

Let's Go Rock Collecting A Reading Rainbow Book, by Roma Gans, Illustratd by Holly Keller, soft cover, 32 pages
#BK-56 $5.99
Travel around the globe with two adventurous rock hounds and learn how rocks form and change. Rocks are everywhere. Whether they are part of an ancient pyramid or under your very feeet, they are always close by. Once you learn more about them, you won't be able to resist starting ta collection of your own! Appropriate for younger children, ages 5 - 8.

 

Julie the Rockhound

Julie the Rockhound
A Reading Rainbow Book, by Gail Langer Karwoski, Illustratd by Lisa Downey, soft cover, 30 pages
#BK-117 $8.95
when a young girl finds a shiny quartz crystal, her dad shows her how to dig for minerals, and she becomes Julie the Rockhound. "Creative Minds" information section follows the story at the end of the book. Appropriate for younger children, ages 5 - 9.

 

Eyewitness Books: Crystal and Gem

Eyewitness Books: Crystal & Gem
by Dr. R.F. Symes and Dr. R.R. Harding, hard cover, 64 pages.

#BK-27 $16.99 
Spectacular and informative guide to the amazing world of crystals and gems. Superb color photographs of crystals, jewels, and gemstones of every color, size, and shape offer a unique eyewitness insight into their extraordinary beauty and variety. Readers ages 9 through adult will enjoy this book in the Eyewitness series.

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Eyewitness Books: Fossil

Eyewitness Books: Fossil
by Dr. Paul D. Taylor, hard cover, 64 pages.
#BK-28 $16.99 
An original and exciting new look at fossils - the remains of long-vanished animals and plants. Stunning real-life photos of the spectacular remains of ancient lives offer a unique eyewitness view of what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago. Readers ages 9 through adult will enjoy this book in the Eyewitness series.

 

What are Igneous Rocks?
part of the "Let's Rock!" series by Crabtree Publishing, by Molly Aloian, soft cover, 32 pages.
#BK-137 $8.95 
Igneous rock has a dramatic beginning - it requires red-hot volcanic activity. Discover how granite, lava, basalt, silica, quartz, and feldspar are formed after hot, molten rock cools. Other fascinating tiopics include volcanoes, tectonic plates, minerals, and crystallization. Recommended for readers age 7 to 14.

 

What are Sedimentary Rocks?
part of the "Let's Rock!" series by Crabtree Publishing, by Natalie Hyde, soft cover, 32 pages.
#BK-138 $8.95 
It all starts with erosion for sedimentary rock. Worn down bits of rock become pressed together under pressure into strata, or layers. These layers often hold fossils and other geologiucal clues. Discover how rocks such as sandstone, shale, limestone, and dolomite are formed. Recommended for readers age 7 to 14.

 

What are Metamorphic Rocks?
part of the "Let's Rock!" series by Crabtree Publishing, by Molly Aloian, soft cover, 32 pages.
#BK-139 $8.95 
Heat, pressure, and stress can change some igneous or sedimentary rocks into other kinds of rocks. Discover the process that turns limestone into marble, shale into slate, and granite into gneiss. Recommended for readers age 7 to 14.

 

What is the Rock Cycle?
part of the "Let's Rock!" series by Crabtree Publishing, by Natalie Hyde, soft cover, 32 pages.
#BK-140 $8.95 
What is the rock cycle? Beginning with igneous rock made from volcanic eruptions, the rock is weathered and eroded to form sediment. Sediment is then deposited and pressed into layers making sedimentary rock. Then heat and pressure can transform rocks into metapmorphic rocks. Recommended for readers age 7 to 14.

 

Minerals
by Crabtree Publishing, by Adrianna Morganelli, soft cover, 32 pages.
#BK-141 $9.95 
Rock identification, the rock cycle, fossils, mining minerals, mineral resources, and more. Recommended for readers age 7 to 14.

 

What's that Rock or Mineral? A Beginner's Guide
by DK Publishing, soft cover, 119 pages
#BK-144 $9.95
The ideal pocket identification guide for rock enthusiasts, with a simple approach showing how to tell similar rocks and minerals apart. Features more than 140 of the most common rocks and minerals.
Recommended for ages 9 to adult.


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Rocks & Minerals of the United States Quick Guide
Adventure Quick Guides, Lynch and Lynch, spiral-bound soft cover, 18 pages
#BK-145 $8.95
Simple and convenient pocket-sized format with tips for identifying rocks and minerals.
Recommended for ages 9 and up.

 

DK Pocket Genius: Rocks and Minerals
by DK Publishing, hard cover, 148 pages
#BK-143 $7.99
Our planet is made up of thousands of rocks and minerals, from volcanic rocks and tough granite to sparkling diamonds and explosive sulfur. Find out all about them - what they are made of, how they form, and what they are used for - in this pocket-sized encyclopedia.
Recommended for ages 9 to adult.

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DK Pockets: Gemstones

DK Pockets: Gemstones
by DK Publishing, written by Emma Foa, soft cover, 122 pages
#BK-107 $6.99
This little gem of a book is packed with information, history, and lore of gemstones, along with beautiful photographs. A great pocket reference book, with diagrams, charts, maps, glossary, and index.

 

DK Pockets: Fossils

DK Pockets: Fossils by DK Publishing, written by Douglas Palmer, soft cover, 155 pages
#BK-113 $6.99
This little book is packed with information about fossils, along with beautiful photographs. A great pocket reference book, with diagrams, charts, maps, glossary, and index.
Recommended for ages 9 to adult.

 

Rocks and Minerals - a gem of a book! by Kingfisher Publishing, written by Simon Basher and Dan Green, soft cover, 128 pages
#BK-136 $8.99
This children's primer on the rock and mineral world uses lively characters in the illustrations, and first-person descriptions.
Recommended for ages 5 to 9.

 

Introducing Landforms

Introducing Landforms
by Crabtree Publishing, written by Bobbie Kalman, soft cover, 32 pages
#BK-116 $8.95
Learn how to identify all the varied land features of our earth, and how they are formed. Learn about the formation of glaciers, lakes, mountains, valleys, plains, deserts, canyons, volcanoes, and more. Then take the landforms quiz at the end of the book!
Recommended for ages 6 to 10.

 

Eyewitness Workbook: Earth

Eyewitness Workbook: Earth
by DK Publishing, written by Caryn Jenner, fold-out workbook, 48 pages
#BK-101 $9.99
A workbook that children will actually want to use! Are you ready to take your knowledge of the planet Earth to the next level? This activity-packed workbook will help you go straight to the head of the class. Find out how mountains are formed, see inside our planet, learn how a volcano works, and discover the layers of our atmosphere. Train your brain with activities, stickers, and quizes. Includes tun-and-learn information wheel. Parent notes and curriculum-based content. Chart your progress and receive your certificate of completion!

 

Eye Wonder Series: Volcano

Eye Wonder Series: Volcano
by DK Publishing, written by Lis Magloff, hard cover, 47 pages
#BK-100 $10.99
Explode into the spectacular world of the volcano. Find out what causes the most dramatic scenes on Earth and look back in time to discover the violence and danger that is the volcano. Packed with facts, accessible text, and dramatic photography.


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Volcanoes

Volcanoes
by Neil Morris, soft cover, 32 pages
#BK-57 $6.95

Part of the Wonders of our World series, this book explains what a volcano is, and identifies the different types of volcanoes, the lava, ash, and rock produced by volcanoes. Examples of volcanoes from around the world, as well as information about geysers, springs, avalanches, and tsunamis resulting from volcanic activity, and the birth of new islands. Great illustrations and facts.

 

DK Readers: Volcanoes and Other Natural Disasters
DK Readers: Volcanoes and other natural disasters
by DK Publishing, written by Harriet Griffey, soft cover, 48 pages
#BK-104 $3.99
Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in this series of books geared toward developing both reading skills and knowledge. Learn about the famous eruptions of Vesuvius and Pelee. Learn about other natural powerful forces such as earthquakes, avalanches, and hurricanes. Recommended for readers age 9-12.

 

DK Readers: Dinosaur Detectives

DK Readers: Dinosaur Detectives
by DK Publishing, written by Peter Chrisp, soft cover, 48 pages
#BK-105 $3.99
Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in this series of books geared toward developing both reading skills and knowledge. Read stories of the first fossil hunters up to the present technological advances in science. Recommended for readers age 9-12.

 

DK Readers: Dinosaurs! Battle of the Bones
DK Readers: Dinosaurs! Battle of the Bones
by DK Publishing, written by Sharon Siamon, soft cover, 48 pages
#BK-106 $3.99
Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in this series of books geared toward developing both reading skills and knowledge. Read the fascinating story of the colorful characters who discovered Dinosaur Valley, and find out who won the battle of the bones. Recommended for readers age 9-12.

 




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