Volcanoes: Let's-Read-and-Find-out Science Stage 2

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Volcanoes are one of nature's great wonders. For years, they can stand dormant, but once active, they can erupt in tremendous explosions of power. Marc Simont's fascinating illustrations and colorful maps denoting volcano locations around the world are beautifully paired with Franklyn Branley's clear, simple text.

This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the ...

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Overview

Volcanoes are one of nature's great wonders. For years, they can stand dormant, but once active, they can erupt in tremendous explosions of power. Marc Simont's fascinating illustrations and colorful maps denoting volcano locations around the world are beautifully paired with Franklyn Branley's clear, simple text.

This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Explains how volcanoes are formed and how they affect the earth when they erupt.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Mr. Branley explains what causes volcanoes to very young readers in one of his many titles in the "Let's Read and Find Out" series especially for inquisitive primary graders. Students will pore over the map denoting the Pacific Ring of Fire and other volcano sites.
Children's Literature - Mary Ashcliffe and Thad Ashcliffe
Can there ever be too many books on volcanoes for elementary readers? This one, with its 1950s-style drawing, was somewhat lackluster in the illustrations. While they were clear in conveying information, there was no "wow" factor to accompany the "wow" topic. It was noted that for the most part topics were confined to two-page spreads or four-page groupings, although within that framework occasionally it seemed like topic changes were indicated by a change of sentence. There was no other physical break to help the early reader assimilate the topic shift. While many books for this age group are written in this manner, we felt that the writing could have been a bit sharper. The design of the book could benefit from a little tweaking that would allow the youngest readers to follow topic changes more readily. Some of the material was presented with the conclusion first and then the supporting material (e.g., page 12 "And it was bound to happen again. Geologists watch volcanoes for signs of an eruption...."). In addition, some of the wording was very colloquial (e.g., page 24 "They could go off again."). There is no table of contents or index. If the entire book were in the tone and along the lines of the last two pages, this book would be in the "must have" category. The last two pages were written in a cleaner, crisper, more informative style. If the whole book had been written in that manner, this book would have come close to rating a cookie. (Let's-read-and-find-out science. Stage 2) Reviewer: Mary Ashcliffe and Thad Ashcliffe
School Library Journal

Gr 3-4

Lloyd's colorful new graphics update Branley's 1985 text (HarperCollins), which includes accounts of a few historic eruptions (Mounts Vesuvius, Tambora, St. Helens, and Parícutin) and explains how and why volcanoes form. Plate tectonics as well as scientists' study of and efforts to predict eruptions are also covered. A list of volcano facts appears, but it is frustrating in that the three types of volcanoes are named but not described. Instructions for an activity (plural on the cover) that involves making a baking soda and vinegar volcano are also appended. The new illustrations excel at depicting ideas presented in the text and include scenes of destruction, including buried cars, cities in ruins, and collapsed bridges. Overall, this work remains a sound, basic introduction to the topic, especially useful where the original is showing its age.-Jeffrey A. French, formerly at Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451895
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 296,849
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley is one of the co-founders 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 is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.

Dr. Branley lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

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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