Thursday, July 16, 2015

My Little Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from QEB Publishing, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



Summer brain drain.

We all know it happens, no matter what we try to keep it from happening!

Today I've got some FUN and interesting nature books that just might make your kids delve into science over the Summer!


My Little Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes cover

Synopsis:

What happens when a volcano erupts? What causes earthquakes? Can we predict earthquakes? My Little Book of... Volcanoes & Earthquakes answers all these questions and many more. Combining easy-to-read text with stunning photographs, learning about earthquakes and volcanoes has never been so much fun! Learn how and why volcanoes occur, the largest and most dangerous and how we try and live with earthquakes today. This series provides first introductions to key non-fiction topics and includes stunning photographs and bite-size chunks of easy-to-read text.

My Little Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes sample page

Review:

Miss Grace has had a fascination for volcanoes for the past couple of years. No idea why really,  but she has a couple of reference books already, so she was thrilled to see this one appear on her ereader!  This book is part of the new 'My Little Book' series that will be marketed to school libraries and resource centers, so you may be seeing your kids with them when school starts. As you can see the book has GREAT color photos, to really illustrate the magnificence and beauty of volcanoes. The book covers what is a volcano, what happens when it erupts and all about lava and ash. It shares famous volcanoes, what its like to live near an active volcano and how they are studied. Then come earthquakes- what causes them what happens when they occur, and how they are studied. Then the book shares earthquake safety and building design. All in all some pretty fascinating stuff! And all that is covered in less than 80 pages! The book is aimed at young readers, who will find the info very interesting and a great step off into further research! You could use the book for Summer boredom by making a volcano project- be it a model, a lava cake or cookies too!


About the Author:

CLAUDIA MARTIN specializes in non-fiction books for children of pre- and primary school age. Her favourite subjects are animals, history, geography and culture. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aventis Junior Science Prize, and won a dozen Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. When she's not writing, Claudia likes spending time with her family, taking long walks, going to the theatre and watching contemporary dance - her favourite dancer is Akram Khan.

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