Volcanoes (Hardcover)

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Volcanoes (Hardcover)


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The team behind the acclaimed book Caves returns with an enticing exploration of one of the most explosive wonders on the planet -- Volcanoes!

A rumble. A tremble. A grumble. Growing, growling, getting hot. When will it... POP?!

Using evocative storytelling, Nell Cross Beckerman leads children on an adventure through the radioactive wonders that are volcanoes. From deep down on the ocean floor to extraterrestrial volcanoes, Beckerman guides readers with dramatic, poetic language. Nonfiction text on every page allows for deeper understanding of the topic.

Illustrator Kalen Chock's stunning illustrations have been praised as "atmospheric" and "striking," and readers will be delighted as each page brings a new surprise.

Extensive backmatter includes an author's note, additional information on the types of volcanic eruptions and the questions volcanologists are trying to answer, and additional facts.

An ideal choice for nature lovers, future explorers, and fans of Jason Chin and Kate Messner.

Nell Cross Beckerman writes books for children to inspire wonder and celebrate adventure. A former reality/documentary TV producer, she is the author of the acclaimed book Caves, which received three starred reviews. She is also the author of Down Under the Pier, When the Sky Glows, and more to come. Nell lives in Culver City, California, with her husband, two daughters, and their beloved pooch, Teddy. Visit her at NellCrossBeckerman.com.
Kalen Chock is a senior concept artist working in video games, feature animation, and film for over 10 years. He has worked for studios like EA/Glu Mobile, DreamWorks, Warner Bros, The Mill, Ember Lab, and ILM. He is the illustrator of the acclaimed book Caves, by Nell Cross Beckerman.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338874679
ISBN-10: 1338874675
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English

Praise for Volcanoes:

"A dramatic introduction to volcanic eruptions and those who study them...A vibrant tribute that pops with strong feeling and riveting art."--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Caves:

2023 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children -- Recommended Title

2023 NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Award List

2024-2025 Texas Blue Bonnet Master List

2024 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List

Kirkus Best Book of the Year

New York Public Library Best Book of 2022

Bank Street Books Best Book

2025 Illinois Bluestem Readers’ Choice Award Nominee

"Powerfully atmospheric illustrations... Tantalizing glimpes of hidden natural treasures, with breathtaking art." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Would-be spelunkers and those who would never consider a trip into a cave have the potential to be launched on a lifelong journey of discovery into the amazing world of caves as depicted in this excellent title. Highly recommended."-- School Library Journal, starred review

"Cross Beckerman injects genuine passion into this nonfiction examination of caves... In a striking picture book debut... Chock combines realistic-looking rock surfaces with softly shaded adult and child figures overwhelmed by the natural features." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review