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Reviewed Titles
First Graphics


In graphic novel format, text and illustrations explain how volcanoes erupt, how they are studied, and how to stay safe during an eruption.

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandFirst Graphics
Age Level6-9 Years
Reading LevelGrades 1-2
GenreGraphic Nonfiction
SubjectGraphic Novels
Trim Size6 x 9
Page Count24



SLJ's Extra Helping - Deborah B Ford

"In chapter book format, this volume in Capstone’s “First Graphics” series brings science to our youngest readers. Beginning with an explanation of volcanoes and moving into how scientists study eruptions, readers will learn basic facts in a controlled vocabulary. The text also features nonfiction support including an index, bibliography, and a glossary." - SLJ's Extra Helping

November 12, 2012

Back to Books blog - Nicola

"Basic easy reader with detailed information for the minimal text that is provided. Wonderful quality realistic illustrations are delightful and add understanding to the factual text." - Back to Books blog

April 4, 2012

Library Media Connection - Sarah Wendorf, LMTC Director, Waunakee (Wisconsin) Intermediate School

"Early nonfiction readers meet graphic novels in this series that provides engaging basic natural disaster overviews. The three chapter structure introduces a natural disaster, how people study it, and ways to stay safe. Illustrated panels include maps and labeled diagrams, allowing for media literacy and social studies connections." - Library Media Connection

January 1, 2013


Denton ISD - Kellie Vaughan

"The graphic novel format provides reader appeal for this earth science topic. The text and color illustrations work together to explain the various types of volcanoes, how volcanoes erupt, how scientists study volcanoes, and how to stay safe during a volcanic eruption. . . .a great addition for an elementary library." - Denton ISD

March 8, 2013

Renée Gray-Wilburn

Renée Gray-Wilburn

Renée Gray-Wilburn has been writing nonfiction for children and adults for more than 12 years. In addition to being a frequent magazine contributor, she is also the author of two children’s books—Volcanoes! and Earthquakes! Although Renée lives far from hurricanes, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, flash flooding wasn’t far from her doorstep while she worked on the Weather Aware series!

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