National Geographic Readers: Bling! (L3): 100 Fun Facts About Rocks and Gems

National Geographic Readers: Bling! (L3): 100 Fun Facts About Rocks and Gems
Author(s)
Age Range
8+
Release Date
January 04, 2022
ISBN
978-1426338908
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Get ready to be dazzled by some of the shiniest, most colorful, useful―and even dangerous―rocks, minerals, and gems on the planet!

In this Level 3 reader, discover fascinating facts about the incredible rocks and minerals under our feet and deep in Earth’s crust. Budding geologists will love reading about how rocks form, learning the names and features of the coolest rocks and minerals, and exploring rare and beautiful gemstones.

Key features include:

  • Expert-vetted text appropriate for ages 7 to 9
  • Brilliant and eye-catching National Geographic images
  • 100 fun facts sprinkled throughout the book* A fact roundup at the end of each book for kids to review what they’ve learned
Packed with weird-but-true facts and tons of cool info, this Level 3 reader explores the incredible world of geology.

Editor review

1 review
Mesmerizing Rocks
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
‘Bling! 100 Fun Facts about Rocks and Gems,’ a National Geographic Kids book by Emma Carlson Berne, is a Level 3 Fact Reader, sharing so much information about rocks, gems, and more. There are lots of quick trivia points placed throughout the pages of the book, along with paragraphs that expand on those trivia points to further engage readers.

The book tells how geologists figure out how old a rock or mineral is, how some minerals were used as money throughout history, and even how some jewels have legends told about them since they are so special and mesmerizing.

There are several pages of pure facts, while the pictures throughout the entire book do a fine job of captivating readers further, showing them all of the colors, shapes, and creations that rocks and gems provide. For those who want a quick glance at the book, they can review the Rocks and Gems Fact Roundup at the end of the book to ensure that they didn’t miss anything. Anyone who loves geology or just likes collecting rocks as a hobby, this is the book for you!
Good Points
The pictures throughout the entire book do a fine job of captivating readers further, showing them all of the colors, shapes, and creations that rocks and gems provide. Anyone who loves geology or just likes collecting rocks as a hobby, this is the book for you!
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