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Picture books about rocks are perfect for your study of the earth. Your young construction site fans will love them, as well!
Whether you’re studying the earth this year or you’ve got rough and tumble kiddos who love to collect rocks, this collection of fiction and nonfiction books about rocks is perfect for kids of all ages.
Picture Books About Rocks
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your young readers learn about rocks and minerals.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure – A highly visual children’s reference that explains what rocks and minerals are, how they form, and how they’re used, as well as highlights astounding record breakers and amazing facts.
Learning About Rocks – Mountains are made of it. Buildings can be too. Read more to find out the facts on rocks.
Everything Rocks and Minerals – Targeted to rock-crazy kids, this bold book is more energetic, more visually exciting, and more fun than anything else on the market—and with more information, too!
Rocks and Minerals – From dazzling gemstones to sparkling crystals to molten lava, this brilliantly illustrated book introduces children to the exciting world of rocks and minerals, including both the building blocks and the bling.
Rock Collecting for Kids: An Introduction to Geology – With rock collecting guidelines that the whole family will learn from and enjoy, this fun guide is engaging and informative―with plenty of kid-appeal―as it starts children on the path toward becoming successful rock collectors!
Geology Lab for Kids – This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth’s crust, and how water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons.
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough – The rocks you see everyday can be grouped into different types, like igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic. Some rocks are actually minerals, and you can even find fossils in some types of rocks. Complete with activities and experiments, this nonfiction science book is perfect for introducing children to geology.
Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound – Scavenger Scout is not an ordinary seven-year-old. She’s a rock hound! Hunting for rocks is her passion and she loves to show and tell. The stories she tells are more fantasy than reality, but the rocks she hunts are real.
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn’t Roll – Get ready to meet a new rock group! From zippy, little pebbles to big strong boulders, the rocks get together to play and roll around their favorite hill, only to find that one of their friends, Ricky, can’t roll with them. Unlike all of the others, who are all round, Ricky can’t roll because he’s flat on one side.
Let’s Go Rock Collecting – Readers follow two enthusiastic rock hounds around the globe as they add to their collection. Along the way they will learn how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks are formed.
If You Find a Rock – Think of all the rocks there are: skipping rocks, splashing rocks, climbing rocks, and wishing rocks. Children can’t help collecting them. With joyful, poetic text and luminous photographs, If You Find a Rock celebrates rocks everywhere—as well as the mysterious and wonderful places they are found.
Rocks, Fossils, and Arrowheads – This fun, informative book is perfect for rockhounding and fossil-collecting kids who love to explore the outdoors—whether they’re out on a hike or sitting at a computer! The book features activities, giving readers fun, hands-on experiments to try.
Everybody Needs a Rock – Everybody needs a rock — at least that’s the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.
A Rock Can Be… – Rocks may seem like boring, static objects―until you discover that a rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and provide shelters of all shapes and sizes.
If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet – Amazing rocks, found on a stretch of beach near the author’s home, comprise this unique alphabet book. A is for Addition, and there are rocks in the shape of real numbers, too. B is for Bird, and there is a bird rock on a nest with an egg. G is for Ghosts, and there is a host of rocks that look like ghosts! Children and adults alike will pore over these fascinating rocks, and will be inspired collect their own.