Gr 3-5-Basic introductions to their respective topics. Minerals covers what they are, where they come from, how they are formed, and their physical properties. The second book discusses how water is created, how it exists in three different states, how the water cycle affects our world, and the importance of water to life on earth. The large-print texts are easy to read, and the explanations are clear and concise. Outstanding full-page, full-color photographs appear throughout. Minerals concludes with directions for growing crystals.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.