Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts

Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts

The energy released when volcanoes erupt, engines combust, or bombs explode both thrills and fascinates people. But this power also kills.

Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts recounts the history of five blowups that continued to rattle the world long after the smoke had cleared and embers cooled. The latest book in the Mystery and Mayhem series delves into fascinating tidbits of history to provide kids with a jumping-off point into a lifelong habit of appreciating history. Kids ages 9 to 12 love reading these real-life mysteries!

  • Maps, photographs, and timelines lend authenticity and narrative texture to the stories.
  • Readers learn of key turning points in world history and are exposed to some basic elements of climatology and environmental science.
  • High-interest narrative nonfiction books are popular with middle grade students and educators because of the potential to engage low-interest readers with captivating action and compelling characters.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $9.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $7.99

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 10–13

GRL Z

Subjects

  • Geography
  • Reading & Writing

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Maps
  • Glossary

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619306318
  • Hardcover, 9781619306295

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The energy released when volcanoes erupt, engines combust, or bombs explode both thrills and fascinates people. But this power also kills.

Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts recounts the history of five blowups that continued to rattle the world long after the smoke had cleared and embers cooled. The latest book in the Mystery and Mayhem series delves into fascinating tidbits of history to provide kids with a jumping-off point into a lifelong habit of appreciating history. Kids ages 9 to 12 love reading these real-life mysteries!

  • Maps, photographs, and timelines lend authenticity and narrative texture to the stories.
  • Readers learn of key turning points in world history and are exposed to some basic elements of climatology and environmental science.
  • High-interest narrative nonfiction books are popular with middle grade students and educators because of the potential to engage low-interest readers with captivating action and compelling characters.

Reviews

Always in the Middle

Each of these events provides a window to the history of each time period. Kids and adults alike will learn something they whether they had previously read about the explosions or not. I especially liked the human side of each story—those who were there and experienced the tragedy. There’s also an important tie-in to this place we call home—Earth. As the introduction states: Read these stories and heed their warning. Before it’s too late.”

 


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More Details

Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 10–13
GRL: Z
Subjects: Geography, Reading & Writing,
Specs: 5.75 x 9 , black and white interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Maps, Glossary,

Reviews

Always in the Middle

Each of these events provides a window to the history of each time period. Kids and adults alike will learn something they whether they had previously read about the explosions or not. I especially liked the human side of each story—those who were there and experienced the tragedy. There’s also an important tie-in to this place we call home—Earth. As the introduction states: Read these stories and heed their warning. Before it’s too late.”

 


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