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Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  150 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth’s crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years. Anne Schreiber’s narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history ...more
ebook, 32 pages
Published May 20th 2011 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published 2008)
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Dolly
Dec 12, 2012 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
This is a short, informative book about volcanoes, designed for young school-age children. The narrative is interesting and the text is paired with many colorful photographs. Our youngest brought this book home from her second grade class to practice her reading and comprehension of nonfiction material.

While the scientific material presented isn't all that new to our girls, the narrative was short and interesting. Our girls really liked the riddles and the interesting facts that are included in
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Larrullo
Dec 13, 2011 Larrullo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite Natl. Geo. reader so far. Good basic information on what volcanoes are, the parts of volcanoes, types of volcanoes, types of eruptions, and locations of volcanoes throughout the world. The vocabulary is good with definitions in separate boxes on the page it appears in the text. The pictures are awesome photographs, and there are little tidbits about some famous volcanoes throughout the book. We spent over an hour reading it without my six year old losing interest or getting frustrate ...more
babyhippoface
General information on volcanoes and details about cone volcanoes, shield volcanoes, and stratovolcanoes are accompanied by excellent photos of eruptions and the landforms that result. Insets with volcano-related jokes and definitions are frequent. The reading level is appropriate for independent readers; this is a good addition to elementary libraries.
Sam Angari
Jun 21, 2014 Sam Angari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bonding with the nephew! I learned some interesting things from this little book. Will come back with a short review for sure!

I just wanna say that a very thin book can answer a lot of questions in ur mind. A reminder that quality isn't governed by the number of pages.
Steve Holden
We've been continuing our work with natural disasters, and volcanoes are a big hit! This book has some great information and cool photographs. We're leading into one of our big science days next week where every student will create their own volcano that they'll eventually "erupt." We try our hardest to make the content approachable and books like this help us provide some useful information and build their knowledge of the content.
Margaret Chind

Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.We have a few omnibus all-in-one National Geographic Readers, and one of those includes Volcanoes! While I haven't personally read this one, I know that AppleBlossom has easily been seen reading it more than once and retelling facts and details that she's discovered.

This review was originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.
Dominique St-pierre
This informational text has super illustrations and wonderful detail about volcanoes. Such a boys' book (but my girls loved it, too!) that captured their attention and had them story telling, exploring and imagining.
Alyssa
Volcanoes are part of the natural Earth. They were formed many years ago and the hot melted rock forced it's way up to Earth's crusts. They are usually dormant, but sometimes they explode and can cause harm to nearby towns.

Jessica Benson
Interesting book that young kids would enjoy hearing, and older kids could get some great information from to understand the process of volcanoes better. I used this nook in a reading center for children to get information during a week when we learned about volcanoes.
Ashley
Apr 07, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An informational text for students to learn about volcanoes with beautiful pictures. Used in a fourth grade class reading corner.
Rebecca Quiroz
How are volcanoes formed? Well this is a great informational book for all who are interest. Both child and adult will love this book. Hot melted rock that pushed through the earth? Wow!
Jessica P.
Interesting book that young kids would enjoy hearing, and older kids could get some great information from to understand the process of volcanoes better. AR: 4.0, 0.5pts
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