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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

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
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About the Author


Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than seventy books for children. She has written several books in the Let s Read And Find Out Science series, including: WHAT LIVES IN A SHELL?, an NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book and winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science s Best Children s Book award; WHAT IS THE WORLD MADE OF?, a Children s Book of the Month Club Main Selection; WHAT S ALIVE?, also named an AAAS Best Children s Book; HOW MOUNTAINS ARE MADE, an NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book, DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); and DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award

Kathleen was a children s book editor for over ten years before becoming a full-time writer. When she is not reading, researching, writing, or editing she loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing and curating fossils for her local natural history museums. She lives in Berkeley, CA.



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.