Did you know that the igneous rock pumice helps to make concrete lighter weight? Or that pencil lead is made from the mineral graphite? Even though rocks and minerals can be found almost everywhere on Earth, there is still so much to learn about them! Each book in this series explains important facts as well as intriguing new scientific discoveries about different types of rocks, soil, minerals, and fossils. Engaging facts and vivid photographs make geology come alive for young readers. Each book includes sidebars that provide additional information, diagrams, charts or other infographics to illustrate key concepts related to the topic, and a phonetic glossary.