Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 7 to 18
- Grade: 2 to 12
Discover how old Earth is and how it was formed. Find out what's inside Earth and how its crust is made up of pieces that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Read legends about why we have night and day and where the first living things came from. Kids can even make a volcano and discover why Earth looks blue from space. Part of the Starting with Space series, The Earth combines facts, folklore and hands-on activities to explain space exploration and scientific discoveries about The Earth.
About the authors
Cynthia Pratt Nicolson is a teacher and an award-winning children’s author who has written several non-fiction books, including The Stars and The Planets. She lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia.
Bill Slavin has illustrated over sixty books for children, including Stanley's Party, Stanley's Wild Ride, Stanley at Sea, Transformed and The Farm Team. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario, with his wife, their cat, two rabbits, five squirrels and a family of cardinals.