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Earthquakes (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2 Series)
     

Earthquakes (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2 Series)

by Franklyn M. Branley, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
 

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Read and find out about one of nature’s most mysterious forces—the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don’t even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.

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Read and find out about one of nature’s most mysterious forces—the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don’t even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.

Now rebranded with a new cover look and with updated text and art, this classic picture book describes the causes and effects of earthquakes (including a tsunami). This book features rich vocabulary and fascinating cross-sections of mountains, volcanoes, and faults in the earth’s moving crust. The text and art were vetted by Dr. Roland Burgmann, Professor of the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jessy Deutsch
This book builds on the exciting idea that the earth is always moving, however imperceptibly. The author explains the "hows, whys, and whens" of the world's earthquakes-great and small. With inviting illustrations, carefully defined terms, and hands-on activities designed to help children feel and understand the concept of "waves" of motion, young readers can explore the scientific meaning of the earthquake phenomenon and gain a practical perspective on what to do if ever the ground beneath them begins to "jiggle a bit." Part of the "Lets-Read-&-Find-Out Science" series. 1995 (orig.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Mr. Branley explains earthquakes to very young readers in one of his many titles in the "Let's Read and Find Out" series especially for inquisitive primary graders.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- A look at the dynamics of quakes, early detection systems, and measures taken by architects and city planners to lessen dangers after an earthquake occurs. Branley's explanations are in terms that children will easily understand, and the information is compressed into child-size bites, especially when describing earthquake motions. Branley may be too concise, however, when he fails to state the connection between seismic waves and readings on the Richter scale. Only an adult will be able to deduce what is only implied in the text rather than spelled out. A readable book with brightly colored illustrations that are serviceable but not particularly inspired. --Gloria Amann, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062382023
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
391,702
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.

Megan Lloyd has illustrated more than forty books for children, including The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli, and The Mixed-Up Rooster by Pamela Duncan Edwards. She lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania, where she raises sheep, chickens, and cows. Some of the rabbits from her vegetable garden have even been kind enough to allow Ms. Lloyd to sketch them as models for this book.

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