Eruption!

Discovering New Zealand Volcanoes

ISBN : 9781869663629
RRP: $24.99
Publisher: New Holland Publishers NZ Ltd
Author: Maria Gill
Pages: 48

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Eruption!

Discovering New Zealand Volcanoes

Meet Volcanica, the feisty reporter at Magmatic Press who presents hot facts about volcano science in New Zealand. Discover the four main types of volcano found in this country: stratovolcanoes, shield, caldera and volcanic fields and explore the characteristics of each as demonstrated in data panels and aerial photographs of selected volcanoes around New Zealand.

Bright colourful graphics depict key aspects of volcanic activity such as fissures, fumaroles, debris avalanches, craters and fire fountains and kids are encouraged to find these again through the book. Special features devised by the author provide extra learning opportunities: Maoritopia has creation stories and Maori legends, Videotopia gives access to online educational videos and animations, and there’s Factopia with flash facts for additional knowledge.

Resources at the end of the book list trips to visit volcanoes, books to read and advice about what to do in the event of an eruption, along with a comprehensive index and a map locating the volcanoes described in the book.

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Volcanica, the cub reporter for the Magmatic Press takes young readers on a journey in a very engaging way to give 8-12 year olds the hard and hot facts about volcanoes in New Zealand. See more … From grownups.co.nz

ISBN : 9781869663629
RRP: $24.99
Publisher: New Holland Publishers NZ Ltd
Author: Maria Gill
Pages: 48

Teachers' resources & links

Journal notes

Enter the explosive world of New Zealand Volcanoes. You’ll discover how they are made and whether they’ll go off any time soon. If you’re studying volcanoes or just crazy about them – you’ll find: diagrams illustrating how volcanoes form, Maori creation stories linked to each volcano,  links to video footage and animations online, and flash facts for extra knowledge.  Volcanica, a reporter for Magmatic Press, pops up throughout the book to report on historic eruptions and expand your volcanic knowledge. She also has an investigation at the beginning of the book for young readers to engage with the text.

The book is ordered around the type of volcanoes New Zealand has.  At the back of the book is information on how to get to volcanoes around New Zealand. Plus there are tips on how to be safe if a volcano erupts near you.

The book is bright and colourful with volcanic templates in the background, photographs and Volcanica’s character with her roving reporter newspaper articles.

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