Julie the Rockhound
Gail Langer Karwoski (Author), Lisa Downey (Illustrator)
When a young girl finds a sparkly rock buried in the dirt and discovers that it cleans to a beautiful quartz crystal, she is fascinated and becomes Julie the Rockhound. Join Julie as her dad shows her how to dig for minerals and explains the wonders of crystal formation. Combining clever wordplay with earth science, young readers learn about Earth's most abundant mineral "treasure."
All Sylvan Dell titles feature free educational resources at www.SylvanDellPublishing.com, including the "For Creative Minds" sections and additional teaching activities. The "For Creative Minds" Section of Julie the Rockhound features the following activities: Plant, animal, or mineral? A matching activity Sorting it all out: classifying minerals Three types of rocks and how they are made Edible "Rocks" Become your own rockhound
Reading level: Ages 5 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing (August 15, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches