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Grades K - 3Grades 2 - 4J3.6782
From dazzling gemstones to sparkling crystals to molten lava, this brilliantly illustrated book introduces children to the exciting world of rocks and minerals, including both the building blocks and the bling. This level two reader, written in easy-to-grasp text, will help cultivate the geologists of tomorrow!

This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words.

Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1039-3 , $13.90/$15.95 Can

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Paperback, 32 pages
Published on August 14, 2012 by National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1426310382
ISBN-13: 9781426310386
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  • blackstar3
    blackstar3Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 3:05 pm
    It is wonderful, everything about rocks is wonderful.
    • eaglegamer
      eaglegamerWednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:12 pm
      I really liked this book because it introduced me to a lot of geology that my dad has never talked to me about, even though he is a geologist. The book is packed with interesting geological facts and very colorful photographs about everything to do with geology. The pictures of gems and unusual rock formations are particularly fascinating. It makes me want to do some rock hunting.

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