National Geographic Readers

Rocks and Minerals

By Kathy Weidner Zoehfeld; Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld; Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
(National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426310386, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 14, 2012

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Description
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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About the Author


Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld worked as an editor of children's books for over ten years before beginning her career as a writer. She has written two other books for the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series" What Lives in a Shell?, illustrated by Helen K. Davie, and How Mountains Are Made, illustrated by James Graham Hale. Ms Zoehfeld lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Growing up on a two-hundred-year-old farm in the Catskill Mountain State Park fostered Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld's passion for observing, reading, and writing about nature in all its forms. With a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College with a master's degree in English from the University of Michigan, Ms. Zoehfeld has been an editor of children's books for over ten years, concentrating on children's non-fiction. She has also written Seal Pup Grows Up, Dolphin's First Day, and Manatee Winter for Soundprints' Smithsonian Oceanic Collection. She lives in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband, Robert, and son, Geoffrey.
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