Thematic Reading List: Volcanoes
Learn all about volcanoes with books about how volcano eruptions occur to careers working with volcanoes.
By: David Harrison
Illustrated by: Cheryl Nathan
An introduction to the characteristics and location of volcanoes.
|When Volcanoes Erupt!
By: Nelson Yomtov
Illustrated by: Sean O’Neill
Presented in the graphic novel format, this title explores volcanic eruptions, including volcano formation, types of volcanoes, and the study of volcanoes.
|How Hot is Lava and Other Questions About Volcanoes
By: Kelly Smith
This book answers questions about volcanoes: Can a volcano destroy an entire city? — What is a volcano? — What’s the difference between magma and lava? — How hot is lava? — Why do volcanoes spew lava? — What is a hot spot? — How many volcanoes are erupting right now? — Where is the ring of fire? — What’s inside a volcano? — How many different ways can a volcano blow its top? — What makes volcanoes destructive and deadly? — What were the biggest volcanic eruptions in history? — Did early volcanic eruptions help form our planet? — What is the largest volcano on Earth? — What is the largest volcano on Earth? — Are there volcanoes on other planets? — Do we know when a volcano will erupt? Includes a timeline of major eruptions.
|Lava Scientist: careers on the edge of volcanoes
By: Sara L. Latta
Includes basic information about volcanoes and why they erupt, lessons from bronze age Pompeii, how volcanoes are a gas, fire in the ocean, a volcano SWAT team that saves lives, and information on how to be a volcanologist.
By: Elizabeth Rusch
Illustrated by: Susan Swan
Explains how volcanoes not only destroy but also create things like mountains and islands and repair scarred land.
|Detecting Volcanic Eruptions
By: Trudi Strain Trueit
Introduces volcanic eruptions, describing their causes, where they occur most often, how scientists use spectrometers, tiltmeters, and GPS receivers to predict these eruptions, and includes a safety checklist.