Volcanoes

Volcanoes

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by Seymour Simon
     
 

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Volcanoes don't always look like mountains; they aren't always full of fire. Some are holes in the ground; some form under the sea. And despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes produce new mountains, new islands, and new soil. Visit some of the world's most remarkable volcanoes along with one of the most outstanding science writers in children's books.

Overview

Volcanoes don't always look like mountains; they aren't always full of fire. Some are holes in the ground; some form under the sea. And despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes produce new mountains, new islands, and new soil. Visit some of the world's most remarkable volcanoes along with one of the most outstanding science writers in children's books. It's an extraordinary—and unforgettable—trip.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
An armchair tour of some of the more impressive volcanoes around the world.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Mr. Simon's brief, tight narrative about four major types of volcanoes is accompanied by striking full-page photographs that include Mt. St. Helens' eruption, the island of Surtsey's formation, and Hawaiian volcanic activity. The science is clear and the photographs are crisp and stunning.
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
This book combines many elements that children find fascinating-fire, rock, explosions. In his usual clear, accurate prose, Simon describes the types of volcanoes and explains the process of volcanic eruption. Details are provided about recent eruptions such as those in Iceland (Surtsey) and Hawaii (Kilauea). Crisp photographs supplement the text; especially enjoyable are the "before-and-after" shots of Mount St. Helens. 1995 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060877163
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page Teacher Guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Volcanoes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
JenHall More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old is fascinated with volcanos, and this was the only children's book at the store on the subject, so I bought it. The book is definately too advanced for him, but he loves it anyway. The photos are excellent and the book is very informative. It is great for elementary school children that are learning about volcanos and science. It gives very descriptive information about all types of volcanos all over the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the best book in the world over three years in a row.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is very simplistic. I read this book with and to my 4 and 5 year old grandkids. They love it. This is very good for first and second graders as well.
tremont More than 1 year ago
brought for my 5 yr old son..great photos and very informatve..he loves this book
tadpole More than 1 year ago
my kids are 2.5 and 4 and love for me to read while they look at the pictures
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LMT121194 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this item when I was not able to order the equivalent volume in the Discoveries Series. I trusted the Smithsonian name and the listing of this as an alternative. Even at the small price it was a total waste of money--virtually no substantive scientific content, no diagrams or explanations of volcanic activity, only superficial text with outdated photographs. My purpose in ordering this book was to assist my second-grade daughter with her science fair project. We ended up using one of the photographs (cited of course) and none of the content. For the same price we would have been much, much happier with the Discoveries Volcanoes and Earthquakes book had it been available.
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