How Mountains Are Made
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How Mountains Are Made (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

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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)
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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
Good for its intended audience.
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*
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.
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.
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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
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