How Mountains Are Made

by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

On Sale: 10/06/2015

How Mountains Are Made

by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

illustrated by James Graham Hale

On Sale: 10/06/2015


About the Book

Read and find out about how mountains are made in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year. This classic picture book explores how mountains are made—including how Mount Everest grew from a flat plain under an ocean to become 29,028 feet tall.

How Mountains Are Made features simple activities and fascinating cross-sections of the earth’s moving crust that clearly explain plate tectonics. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by an expert in the field.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

  • hands-on and visual
  • acclaimed and trusted
  • great for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

  • Entertain and educate at the same time
  • Have appealing, child-centered topics
  • Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
  • Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
  • Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
  • Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
  • Meet national science education standards
  • Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field
  • Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) 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.

Critical Praise

"In this clear, concise presenta­tion, four children introduce the subject of mountain formation by taking a hike in their local community. The youngsters appear throughout the book, commenting in dialogue bubbles about specific facts, giving demonstrations of ways moun­tains change, or making humorous asides. They provide continuity and keep the tone light while information is relat­ed to explain why fossils of sea animals are found atop mountains, the various layers in the earth, why volcanoes form, and the effects of erosion. The text and il­lustrations work together well in this se­quential, well-organized book." — School Library Journal (starred review)



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062382030
  • ISBN 10: 0062382039
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 10/06/2015
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Rocks & Minerals
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Geography

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