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This title covers these subjects: Fossils., Paleontology., Fossil plants.
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Fossils looks at how fossils can form, are preserved, and sometimes discovered.

Reading LevelGrades 3-6
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level1030L
ATOS Level6.7
AR Points1
AR Quiz #141938
Text TypeInformational Text
BrandHeinemann InfoSearch
Page Dimensions7 1/2" x 9 7/16"
Page Count32
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price



Science Books and Films - Kristin Ludlow

"One of four books from the Let’s Rock series, Fossils contains a large amount of information condensed into a few colorful pages. Although there are a few oversimplifications that may be misleading to a younger audience, the book covers many topics in a concise manner. One of the oversimplifications is that paleontologists are referred to as "time detectives" (p. 7), not scientists who study fossils. I did not see any reference to paleontologists as scientists. The book is arranged chronologically and by evolutionary relationships, from the oldest fossils (bacteria) to the newest. A discussion of fossil formation is followed by information about why not all organisms become fossils. Traces, amber, and tar pits are included as types of fossils. Plate tectonics is used to explain why some fossils form in climates different from those characterizing the places where they are currently located. Additional topics include erosion, the formation of sedimentary rocks, fossil dating, index fossils, and uses of fossils (coal, oil, natural gas). The book ends with an activity "Make a Trace Fossil" (pp. 28). A glossary and a list of recommended books, websites, and places to visit are included at the end. The pictures and illustrations add clarity to the concepts. I recommend this title highly." - Science Books and Films

September 1, 2011

School Library Journal

"Enhanced by plenty of photos, digital paintings, and diagrams, these examinations of rocks and related substances treat their topics in unusual detail. Each describes distinguishing characteristics, creation, history (the "rock cycle"), and human uses in central narratives with additional notes, suggestions for activities during walks outside, and occasional thumbnail biographies of scientists in side boxes. Each volume ends with a simple activity ("Make Your Own Sediment!") plus a handful of multimedia resources and places to visit. Pleasant surprises include a picture of the diamond-studded skull created by Damien Hirst in Crystals, discussions of erosion and other environmental issues in Soil, and, in Fossils, mention of "living fossils," "trace fossils" (such as those created by footprints), fossil fakes, and fossil fuels." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2011



TriState Young Adult Review Committee

2012 Books of Note

March 1, 2012

Science Books & Films

Best Books 2011

July 1, 2012

Louise Spilsbury

Louise Spilsbury

Louise Spilsbury is a prolific children's book author. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. Louise is married to author Richard Spilsbury and has two children. She lives and works in Devon, England.

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