Big Kid is loving rocks lately. They are learning about rocks and fossils at school and this love has carried over to home and the world around us. You can see what we’ve been reading about dinosaurs and an awesome female paleontologist here.
My mom came for a visit this weekend and brought some of the rocks she collected with her father when she was a girl. She and Big Kid sat for about an hour looking at and talking about all the rocks. They were both so happy!
Here are some of the books I’ve borrowed from the library about rocks that we’ve been reading.
A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston & Sylvia Long – Colorful, detailed illustrations accompany facts about a wide variety of rocks, all told poetically. You can read the simple introductory text that runs throughout, and/or the more detailed information provided on each page. This is one of a great series about different nature topics.
A Rock Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas & Violeta Dabija – A great list of things rocks are used for all told in rhyme, paired with almost magical, glowing illustrations. Back matter provides more information about the uses of rocks.
These Rocks Count by Alison Formento & Sarah Snow- Joined by a park ranger, a class takes a hike learning about and describing different rocks along the way. They discuss various uses for rocks while counting to ten.
A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel – This book was all over bookstagram in 2019 and for good reason. Caldecott Honor-winning author/illustrator beautifully and rhythmically tells the story of a seemingly ordinary rock and what it is looks like and is used for by various animals. The rocks is a resting place, a home, the wild. It is red, purple, and blue. It is dark and bright. A great book about teaching perspective, with an underlying message about conservation. The illustrations are soft and light.
What are your favorite books about rocks?
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