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Children's LiteratureThis seven-hundred-word nonfiction book from the series "Earthworks" offers a ton of information about glaciers. The material holds specific details. However, it is simple enough for early readers and mid-graders to understand. The account begins with the sinking of the Titanic and goes on to talk about how glaciers are formed, what happens when they break, and a time frame of how long it takes some glaciers to develop. The oldest glacier, glaciers in Africa, and their thickness and weights, are some of the other topics. Readers gain understanding about how small changes in the earth's environment create big changes in living conditions. The book's multi-talented author holds a degree in science, and he offers extra titles in order for teachers and librarians to further pursue the subject. Computer-generated art has a mystic quality and dresses up the book. This is a great science supplement for teachers, as well as an overall good book kids will read again and again. This book makes it fun to learn about science. 2006, Boyds Mills Press, Ages 7 to 9.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury