Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “How Mountains Are Made” as Want to Read:
How Mountains Are Made
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

How Mountains Are Made

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Even though Mount Everest measures 29,028 feet high, it may be growing about two inches a year. A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year. Mountains are created when the huge plates that make up the earth's outer shell very slowly pull and push against one another. Read and find out about all the different kinds of mounta ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 4th 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1995)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about How Mountains Are Made, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about How Mountains Are Made

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 101)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Justine Paige
This story is about four kids who hike up a mile high mountain and they discuss the science of how mountains are made. They explain the reason that sea creature fossils are found on top of mountains. They compare different types of mountains. The speech bubbles in the pictures give more fun facts. They also compare their small mountain to mount everest. It's a great book for students in 3rd or 4th grade for a geology unit.
Sarah
Wow, this book was really great! We own another of the "Let's Read And Find Out Science" books (From Seed to Pumpkin), and this book was just as impressive. I loved how they broke down the science combined with wonderful illustrations,making for an excellent science book. The text was so easy to understand, not just because how it was written, but because of the illustrations. They were very clear and were easy to relate to, even for my 6 year old son. He especially loved seeing what the dog was ...more
Jennifer
Good for its intended audience.
Jennifer
Cute book with a story about climbing a mountain with explanations of how mountains form and the different types of mountains. Geared toward a younger age student than sixth grade, but cute book to use if there is time.

6th Grade New Mexico Science Standards:
Strand II. Standard III. 5-8 Benchmark II. 1
Strand II. Standard III. 5-8 Benchmark II. 2
Strand II. Standard III. 5-8 Benchmark II. 7
Strand II. Standard III. 5-8 Benchmark II. 8

*Available at Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries*
Alison
Great book for an integrated science and literature lesson in the classroom. This book has an abundance of information about many different topics that may be overwhelming for one read aloud, but it could be used for a review if all the topics had been previously covered. Although this is a non-fiction book full of information the illustrations are colorful and easy to see. The text is also represented in a fun way by having speech bubbles come out of the characters mouth.
Heather
We saw the older version of this book. I'm hoping the newly revised one is as good if not better.

We enjoyed this book quite a bit - good illustrations and easy text which fulfills its purpose in explaining how mountains are made . We'll use this again.
Colleen
Rocky Tales - unit 8
Theme Library
Lisab
Lisab added it
Jul 14, 2015
Zoe
Zoe marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2015
Laura
Laura added it
May 20, 2015
Brie
Brie added it
May 14, 2015
Joycee Banks
Joycee Banks marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2015
Wenda Oscar
Wenda Oscar marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2015
Margaret
Margaret marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2015
J.
J. marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2015
David Richardson
David Richardson marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2015
Lily
Lily marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2015
Sarah Whitehead
Sarah Whitehead marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2015
Omkar
Omkar added it
Mar 12, 2015
Sam Austin
Sam Austin marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2015
Ben
Ben marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2015
Tracie
Tracie added it
Feb 17, 2015
Jennifer Godwin
Jennifer Godwin marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2015
Noah
Noah added it
Dec 31, 2014
Blenda
Blenda added it
Oct 13, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
39420
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than sixty books for children, including DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); DID DINOSAURS HAVE FEATHERS?, a Children's Book of the Month Club selection, described as "fascinating" by Kirkus Reviews; and DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, a 2003 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book ...more
More about Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld...
Toy Story 2: A read-aloud storybook What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases Flicka: The Movie Novel Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard What Lives in a Shell?

Share This Book