Earthquakes And Volcanoes Fyi


Two of the most interesting natural phenomena are earthquakes and volcanoes. They are complex, dangerous, destructive and, sometimes, beautiful manifestations of nature's power. This book explains how these phenomena occur and the impact they have on the planet. The photography and illustrations are extraordinary. Links to the Smithsonian web site provide the opportunity to learn even more.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids will enjoy exploring the photos and text in this book about nature's power.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

I picked this book because it looks like something I would like. I thought it was going to be boring, but then after the first chapter I kept reading and it got better. I liked the book for many reasons. It was interesting to know how earthquakes and volcanoes happen, but I didn't like that it ruined a lot of people's lives and homes.

Parent Reaction

This collaborative effort of author, illustrators, scientists, and the Smithsonian Institution, certainly raises the bar for crisp, accurate, and engaging scientific writing. This is one of the most authoritative, informative, and professionally illustrated book on the subject available. The illustrations and photography are unbelievable.

Type of Book:
This is a nonfiction book about volcanoes and earthquakes.
Educational Themes:

The book can be used as a text or as a resource. This book provides the reader with all he/she needs to know about earthquakes and volcanoes. The narrative is supported by hundreds of illustrations and photos, and there are links to more topical resources.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Read by a student at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, MN. This was part of our Use Your ABCs classroom literacy project.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a fun, well-written series to read. It meets teens at their level of interest, without dumbing down the message (or the content).

Title Earthquakes and Volcanoes FYI
Author Melissa Stewart
Publisher Collins, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
Illustrators Jacob Packaged Goods, LLC
ISBN 9780060899516
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Nature, Geology
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