We recently kicked off a small study of rocks, minerals and soil, per my kids request. Below are the books we are using to learn about this topic (affiliate links).
Mud by Mary Lynn Ray
Rocks and Soil by Rebecca Rissman
The kids have requested I read the book Mud, several times a day. I don’t mind at all because the pictures are great and the language is really beautiful.
My Books of Rocks and Minerals was great to help us identify the minerals we found when we broke open real geodes. We used this kit, Break Your Own Geodes, which was a lot of fun! The geodes were not easy to open and required a lot of patience and perseverance from the kids. When they finally smashed them, they were so excited!
Any other junior geologists out there? Let me know in the comments!