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Children's Nonfiction Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Volcanoes on Earth

by (author) Bobbie Kalman

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Feb 2008
Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Rocks & Minerals, Disasters
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3


Dramatic photographs of spewing and flowing lava will capture the attention of any child. In this fantastic new book, children will be excited to learn what a volcano is and what makes it erupt. Simple explanations describe the different kinds of volcanoes, including cinder, cone-shaped, shield, and composite as well as the different kinds of lava and the land formations they create on land and under the ocean. Other topics include the reason volcanoes often erupt during earthquakes, why giant tsunami waves are sometimes created by underwater earthquakes, and how volcanoes are studied in order to predict and prepare for eruptions. Children will also enjoy making their own volcano out of household materials.

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Librarian Reviews

Volcanoes on Earth (Looking at Earth)

I feel the Earth move under my feet... Did you know volcanoes make clean heat? Learn what they are, what makes them erupt and about thick and thin lava. Discover various volcanoes and the landforms they create on land and under water. Includes photos, artwork, glossary and index.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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