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Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to volcanoes!

Volcanoes don’t always look like mountains; they aren’t always full of fire. Some are holes in the ground; some form under the sea. And despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes produce new mountains, new islands, and new soil. Visit some of the world’s most remarkable volcanoes in this masterful introduction from Seymour Simon. It’s an extraordinary—and unforgettable—trip.

With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about these amazing natural structures in this informative picture book!

Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.

Check out these other Seymour Simon books about the Natural World:

  • Coral Reefs
  • Icebergs & Glaciers
  • Mountains
  • Oceans
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Tropical Rainforests
  • Water


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060877170
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/23/2006
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 79,073
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Volcanoes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
JenHall More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old is fascinated with volcanos, and this was the only children's book at the store on the subject, so I bought it. The book is definately too advanced for him, but he loves it anyway. The photos are excellent and the book is very informative. It is great for elementary school children that are learning about volcanos and science. It gives very descriptive information about all types of volcanos all over the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the best book in the world over three years in a row.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is very simplistic. I read this book with and to my 4 and 5 year old grandkids. They love it. This is very good for first and second graders as well.
tremont More than 1 year ago
brought for my 5 yr old son..great photos and very informatve..he loves this book
tadpole More than 1 year ago
my kids are 2.5 and 4 and love for me to read while they look at the pictures
kbuxton06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a good informational book because it give accurate information about volcanoes along with some examples of volcanoes that have errupted. Genre: informational. Media: photographs. Age Appropriateness: intermediate
bperkins07 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: This is a good example of an informational book. It has a lot of good information about volcanoes in general and some specific volcanoes around the world.
sharese on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:Volcanoes is another in the nature series put out by the Smithsonian and written by Seymour Simon. WIth lush pictures and explanations as to why and how volcanos form and errupt, the pictures and words will keep readers of all ages informed and asking questions. Readers from the Pacific Northwest will love to read about and see pictures of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Hood and Crater Lake. Review:Again, I love the books by Seymour Simon and the amazing photographs that go along with the very informative text. This whole series is one that I will own for my classroom.
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LMT121194 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this item when I was not able to order the equivalent volume in the Discoveries Series. I trusted the Smithsonian name and the listing of this as an alternative. Even at the small price it was a total waste of money--virtually no substantive scientific content, no diagrams or explanations of volcanic activity, only superficial text with outdated photographs. My purpose in ordering this book was to assist my second-grade daughter with her science fair project. We ended up using one of the photographs (cited of course) and none of the content. For the same price we would have been much, much happier with the Discoveries Volcanoes and Earthquakes book had it been available.
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