Geology Books for Kids

Geology Books for Kids

Geology teaches us the history of the earth…mostly as told by rocks! Learn more about this fascinating branch of science with these geology books for kids.

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Nonfiction

Rock Collecting for Kids by Dan R. Lynch

For any budding young rock collectors just beginning to acquire their collection, this book is a must-have! Introduces geology and different types of rock formations and where to find them. 

The Rock Factory: The Story About the Rock Cycle by Jacqui Bailey

Accessible text explains the rhythms of the rock cycle and describes how different types of rocks are formed over many, many years. 

The Rock and Gem Book by DK

This smashing Smithsonian book is sure to impress with the close-up and colorful photographs! Also includes tons of fun facts about rocks and gems. 

Everything Rocks and Minerals by Steve Tomecek

Colorful pictures make this book a wonderful one to add to your collection! Explains the rock cycle and gives information on many different types of rocks. 

A Rock is Lively by Diana Hutts Aston

Facts about rocks combined with short poems that celebrate and appreciate the diversity of rocks and rock formations. 

Roadside Geology Felicie Williams (Series–one for each state)

This book series is wonderful if you plan to travel or take a road trip. There is a book about common rocks and where to find them in each state of the U.S.!

Rocks and Minerals Pocket Guide by DK

A handy guide to keep with you while scouring riverbeds, beaches, and forest lands for rocks of all sorts! Shows how to identify any rocks that you find. 

If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk

This alphabet book of rocks is so neat! Each letter is depicted using a rock that looks like the shape of the letter being described. What makes this book so unique is that the author actually collected each of the rocks for this book by herself! 

Jurassic Poop by Jacob Berkowitz

Dinosaur poop has been found fossilized in several layers of rock all around the earth. This one is a fun, giggle-inducing read for kids. 

Rocks, Fossils, and Arrowheads by Laura Evert

This guide shows readers how to identify and classify the rocks that they find while rock hounding! Also goes into detail about how they are formed over time. 

If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian

Rocks can be used for so many things, from practical structures to building materials, to aesthetic designs. This book shows the various uses of rocks and focuses on assisting readers in employing all five senses as they appreciate rocks. 

Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth by Steve Tomecek

Hands-on ideas for learning about and exploring rocks and fossils abound in this complete guide to all things geology. 

Fiction

Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin

Charlotte really wanted a pet for her birthday. But when the day came, she was gifted a rock. This fun book explores the unexpected joy a simple rock can bring!

Rhoda’s Rock Hunt by Molly Beth Griffin

A small girl goes on a rock hunt with her aunt and uncle and ends up finding lots of beauties! The problem comes when she realizes she must find a way to carry all of her findings back home! 

Arnold and Louis Reach for the Stars by Harvey Storm

When a meteorite lands by Arnold’s home, best friends Arnold and Louis are determined to find a way to get it back to where it belongs, but the task proves more difficult than they expected. This geology book shows that not all rocks on Earth are actually from Earth. 

Ricky, the Rock that Couldn’t Roll by Mr. Jay

Ricky is a bit strange compared to other rocks. He can rock, but can’t seem to roll like everyone else. In this story, he learns to embrace his differences as something that makes him unique. 

The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth by Joanna Cole

Ms. Frizzle’s class takes the field trip of a lifetime and learns about different types of rocks, soil, and the role rocks play in the layers of the Earth. Packs in a lot of information in an interesting and entertaining way! 

Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor

A girl shares all the rules to keep in mind when rock hounding and gives her best advice for finding the perfect rock. This one is sure to be a favorite. 

The Pebble in My Pocket by Meredith Hooper

A little girl finds a pebble and then traces its lineage back thousands of years to its first formation, discovering all the places and things it has been over time. 

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

The Grand Canyon provides a fascinating look at how rocks have changed over time and how layers of the earth form. A dad and daughter visit this natural wonder and learn lots about geology. 

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