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Volcanoes: Resources

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DK Eye Wonder VOLCANO

ISBN: 0789492709
Ages 5 - 8

Beautiful photographs, illustrations, maps and drawing will enable your early reader to grasp volcanoes and have a scientific appreciation for their power and awe. This book contains all of the science and a complete glossary of terms to help your young scientist understand about volcanoes.

Crater

Volcanoes!

ISBN: 1426302851
Ages 5 - 8

National Geographic has always been the go-to for scientific and historic information. No small wonder then, that this book will be a hit. Easy reading level for young readers, fantastic information and pictures are the highlights of this book on volcanoes.

Erupt

Volcanoes

ISBN: 0060877170
Ages 6 - 10

Seymour Simon is one of our favorite science authors for students in the elementary years. This one is no exception. Volcanoes is filled with stunning color photographs and detailed science for all ages.

Bus

The Magic School Bus Voyage to the Volcano

ISBN: 0439429358
Ages 4 - 8

Magic School Bus is a great way to take kids on a journey into a volcano. Mrs. Frizzle is the teacher of all teachers and she will wow your young scientist with facts about volcanoes. While this book is intended for young readers, the text level will be appropriate for anyone who has developed early reading skills or who loves to listen to a read aloud.

Flow

Scholastic Discover More Reader Level 3: Volcanoes

ISBN: 0545533783
Ages 6 - 8

Scholastic Books takes you right up to the volcano where you will see how scientists learn more about these active geologic features of our earth. Amazing photographs of lava flows and clouds of ash and gases are just some of the amazing details of this book.

Core

Planet Earth/Inside Out

ISBN: 0688158498
Ages 4 - 8

In order to understand the science behind a volcano, one must understand the inside workings of the earth. This book will help you to understand what happens deep inside the earth. Wonderful illustrations detail the history of the beginnings of the earth and tells all about plate tectonics and Pangaea and explains about the various layers below the crust. A must for your science book collection.

St Helens
U.S. Geological Survey/photo by Mike Doukas

Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens Paperback

ISBN: 0689716796
Ages 7 - 10

Mount St. Helen's eruption in May of 1980 was a major event in modern day United States history. It impacted many, many people and their lives. Read all about the events that led up to the eruption and the changes that have taken place on the mountain since that day.

Vesuvius

Pompeii...Buried Alive!

ISBN: 0394888669
Ages 7 - 9

While the destruction of the city of Pompeii in 79AD by the volcano Mt. Vesuvius was devastating historically, it is also intriguing because of the evidence that was left behind about their daily lives and how they lived. Read about and view through beautiful illustrations some of those incredible things that scientists have found out about the people of Pompeii.

Vesuvius

Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

ISBN: 0618473084
Ages 9 - 12

This book is also about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, but is intended for an older audience. It details the eruption and the destructive power of the volcano. Parental discretion is advised for the photographic content that shows skeletal remains and castings made in the volcanic debris. Adults and older children will be fascinated by the historic and scientific content.

Scientist

Be a Volcanologist

ISBN: 0836889371
Ages 8 and up

Learn about the life of a volcano scientist. See what they measure, what they consider to be important in their study and see if that career might be your future. You get to be a volcanologist at the same time that you are reading the text and enjoying the photographs and illustrations that make it seem so real.

Hot

DK Eyewitness Books: Volcano & Earthquake

ISBN: 1465426183
Ages 8 - 12

DK books are never disappointing. They seem to contain so many facts, pictures, details, drawings, maps and more that you can read them over and over. Kids love to browse through them just for the pictures, while older audiences love to read up on the science of it all. This is one you will visit and revisit for years to come.

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