Branley, Franklyn Earthquakes 33 pgs. Harper Collins, 1990 (revised 2015). $15.95 NONFICTION
This book includes
information about what earthquakes are, how a richter scale works, and many
famous earthquakes and their aftermaths. It features subdued illustrations.
This series is still
popular with teachers because of its simple explanations for younger students. This
one reads fairly grim though, with its illustrations of crying people, fires, tsunamis,
and reports of death tolls. Don’t get me wrong, that’s half the reason that
kids find natural disasters so fascinating but this text reads for K-2 so that
gets pretty intense. I am a big fan of photographs for this kind of book, these
illustrations just give this book a dated feel.
EL(K-3) - OPTIONAL
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.