What are rocks and minerals? Why are there so many different kinds? From the way that rocks are formed to identifying gem stones, My Little Book of Rocks provides the answers for budding geologists, using clear, concise text along with full color illustrations and photographs.
About the Author
CLAUDIA MARTIN specializes in non-fiction books for children of pre- and primary school age. Her favourite subjects are animals, history, geography and culture. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aventis Junior Science Prize, and won a dozen Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. When she's not writing, Claudia likes spending time with her family, taking long walks, going to the theatre and watching contemporary dance - her favourite dancer is Akram Khan.
"Martin provides a brisk but wide-ranging overview of rocks and minerals in this addition to the My Little Book series. The photo-driven format presents full-bleed vistas of the Grand Canyon and its layers of sandstone, Northern Ireland's basalt Giant's Causeway, and other dramatic locations, which are paired with smaller inset photographs that tie in with each spread's theme...Readers will pick up fascinating tidbits about these varied minerals and elements, and gain a sense of how humans put them to use.” - Publisher's Weekly