What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases

What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases

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Overview

Can you make an ice cube disappear? Put it on a hot sidewalk. It melts into water and then vanishes! The ice cube changes from solid to liquid to gas. This Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is a fascinating exploration of the three states of matter.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book features rich vocabulary and uses simple, fun diagrams to explain the difference between solids, liquids and gases. This book also includes a find out more section with experiments designed to encourage further exploration and introduce record keeping. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Leonard Fine, formerly of Columbia University, and Dr. Karin Block of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the City College of New York.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062381958
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 101,366
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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.


Paul Meisel has illustrated many books for children, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?, Energy Makes Things Happen, and What Happens to Our Trash? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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What Is the World Made Of? 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great text and illustrations. A nice introduction to matter- a useful resource for teachers or for parents with inquisitive children who enjoy learning about the world around them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I teach kindergarten. Each year I teach a unit about matter. 'What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases' is the very best resource I have ever purchased. It explains matter using simple, easy to understand language that my students understand. I recommend this book highly!
cvyork on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pretty good book with plenty of information on the states of matter, it is actually kind of humorous and entertaining as well
paulaanweiler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very clever and funny book that can be very useful in teaching the states of matter.
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