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All About Rocks and Minerals: An Introduction for Kids (Paperback)
Dig in to a fun first look at rocks and gems for kids ages 3 and up
From tiny pebbles to huge mountains, rocks are everywhere! And young rockhounds can explore them with All About Rocks and Minerals. It's packed full of fascinating facts and photos that introduce kids to 50 impressive stones. They'll discover what each one looks like, what makes it unique, and more.
The life of a rock—Start with a brief introduction that explains how rocks are formed, the 3 types of rock, and the difference between rocks, minerals, and crystals.
Big, beautiful images—Colorful pictures let kids get up close and personal with all kinds of awesome rocks and gems.
Amazing rock facts—Did you know that there's a special stone for the month you were born? Or that sailors believed aquamarine would protect them at sea?
Give curious kids an exciting introduction to geology with this rocks and minerals book for kids.
About the Author
LISA TRUSIANI has written hundreds of stories and nonfiction books for children. Her work has received numerous awards, including The Maine Library Association’s 2019 Lupine Honors Award for American Trailblazers: 50 Remarkable People Who Shaped U.S. History. Lisa grew up on the rocky Maine seacoast. She learned to appreciate geology from her rock miner grandfather and her mineral collector dad.
"Lisa Trusiani authors another top-notch nonfiction book that features great photographs and clear explanations along with a smattering of fascinating fun facts. All About Rocks and Minerals engages the reader on page one and will serve as a reference for years to come." —Jennifer D. Meserve, first grade teacher