National Geographic Jump Into Science: Rocks & Minerals   -     By: Steve Tomecek, Kyle Poling
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National Geographic Jump Into Science: Rocks & Minerals

National Geographic Children's Books / 2010 / Hardcover

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Rocks are everywhere; give kids an idea of where they come from and what they're made of with this fun picture book. Pairing close-ups of real rocks and minerals with cute illustrations and diagrams, Jump into Science: Rocks and Minerals will introduce kids to the types of rocks, how different types of rock form, and the rock cycle. 32 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Ages 4-8 / Grades PreK-3. Lexile Level 860L.

Please Note: This book references the age of the earth as "billions of years" old.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: National Geographic Children's Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 10.9 X 8.9 (inches)
ISBN: 9781426302
ISBN-13: 9781426305382
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

Kids will gravitate to Steve Tomecek’s humorously illustrated guide, which surveys the earth’s astounding variety of rocks and minerals and the fascinating ways people have transformed them into usable materials. From talcum powder to silver jewelry, it all comes from inside this great big rock we live on. A high-interest topic for youngsters as well as an important segment of the elementary science curriculum, this book is in a kid-pleasing format and includes a bonus activity.

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Author Bio

Author Steve Tomecek is a geologist who specializes in the study of soils, which is why he is known as "The Dirtmeister." When he is not digging in the dirt, he is a nonfiction author who has written more that 40 books for both children and teachers, including Bouncing & Bending Light, the 1996 winner if the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. Tomecek has written four other books in the Jump Into Science series including, Dirt, Moon, Stars, and Sun and is the author of the upcoming Everything Rocks and Minerals. In addition to writing for the National Geographic Society, he serves as a consultant and writer for both Scholastic Inc. and Chelsea House.

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