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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on the books I read.

I sometimes go through stages of "genre love", I'm addicted to
mystery thrillers, memoirs, 20th century Chinese historical fiction, Victorian fiction and nonfiction, Catholic theology and short story anthologies; but you'll find I read an even wider variety of books than that. I have a teensy fascination with macabre non-fiction books about death and anything about insane asylums.

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juvenile/teen books.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

84. Earthquakes! First Graphics by Renee Gray-Wilburn

Earthquakes! by Renee Gray-Wilburn. Illustrated by Aleksander Sotirovski (US) - (Canada)
First Graphics series

Pages: 24
Ages: 5-8
Finished: Mar. 18, 2012
First Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Capstone Press
Genre: children, easy reader, graphic novel, non-fiction, geology
Rating: 3/5


First sentence:  "It's dinnertime. Suddenly the house starts shaking."


Publisher's Summary: "In graphic novel format, text and illustrations explain how earthquakes happen, how their strength is measured, and how to stay safe during one."

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading: I enjoy this publisher.

Basic easy reader with detailed information for the minimal text that is provided. Wonderful quality realistic illustrations are delightful and add understanding to the factual text. A simple graphic interface with four frames per two page spread, narrative text between frames, but since this book's topic is highly scientific there are not many people speaking, therefore very few speech bubbles within the book at all. The detail in this book does go quite in depth, much more so than one would expect for such a short book at this reading level.  I've found this to be true of all the non-fiction titles I've read in the "First Graphics" series.   The reading level is at the higher end of the given spread (K-3) and this would also be perfect for little ones who are reading ahead of age level.