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Learn About Dirt
From the Set Science Definitions
Scoop up some dirt. It's made of many things. What are dirt's ingredients? How is it made? What happens inside it? This simple, colorful book will make kids think differently about the dirt beneath their feet.
- Delightful Dirt
- Where Is Dirt?
- Sand, Silt, and Clay
- Rich, Black Humus
- Air and Water
- Mix It Up
- We Need Dirt!
- What Makes Dirt?
- Words to Know
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Science Definitions from School Library Journal on November 1, 2010
Attractive and succinct, these introductions tackle big topics in a friendly way. Each one opens with short, declarative sentences that provide a poetic sensibility. For example, Soil begins, ‘’Dig it. Plant in it…Spongy, sandy, or sticky—it’s all delightful dirt!’ A final spread personalizes the topic with examples from everyday life, and an illustrated extension explains basic science, such as what dirt is made of. Large, eye-catching photos cover the recto of each spread. One small caption flaw in Push and Pull labels a hard drive as a CD/DVD player. Varying jewel-toned accents are used in headings, highlighted glossary terms, and in a sidebar on each spread. The slightly large trim size will make these good choices for group use.