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Discovery: Rocks and Gems

Published by Silver Dolphin Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

With tons of photos and fun facts, this book is perfect for aspiring geologists. Learn all about rocks and gems, then use the six rock and gem samples to get your collection started!

2021 NAPPA award winner
Discover some of the world’s most amazing rocks and gems in this detailed reference book with stunning photos, interesting facts, and more. Learn all about how various rocks and gems are formed and their uses, and then use the six rock and gem samples to get your collection started. Features a slide-out tray printed with rock names and a poster for young collectors to categorize their finds. From sparkling gemstones to molten lava, this introduction to the world of rocks and gems is a must-have for any future geologist.

About The Author

Brenda Scott Royce is a lifelong lover of beasts and books—and whenever possible her work combines the two. She’s served as editor of Zoo View, the award-winning magazine of the Los Angeles Zoo, for more than a decade. Her children’s books include two titles in the ASPCA’s Pet Rescue Club series— Champion’s New Shoes and Bailey the Wonder Dog. Her award-winning comedic novels Monkey Love and Monkey Star chronicle the misadventures of Holly Heckerling, a stand-up comedienne who befriends a monkey while juggling career and romantic entanglements. Brenda likes to say that she majored in monkeys in college (she earned a bachelor’s degree in primatology and anthropology from California State University, Fullerton) and that some of her best friends are chimpanzees (she worked as a chimp keeper at a wildlife sanctuary). She lives in Glendora, California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books (September 28, 2021)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781645176398
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

This is a perfect educational book for the early elementary age student who is interested in rocks and gems.

– National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA)

I like that readers get 6 rocks included and a poster to help them start their collection and to learn about how rocks and gems are formed. Children learn about geology, groups of rocks, how to collect rocks and a guide to rocks (Igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, minerals and precious gems.)

– National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA)

I think the book makes learning about geology fun and exciting and the fact that it comes with six rocks to start their collection is awesome. The pictures throughout the book are great and the writing is well done — perfect for young readers. They will probably want to hold onto this book for years to come. And the book is interesting so the whole family can enjoy it.

– National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA)

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