Children will enjoy learning about 36 different rocks and minerals with illustrations of smoky quartz, amethyst, malachite, emerald, celestite, crazy lace agate, aragonite, garnet, and many more. Informative captions offer fascinating facts and an introduction includes helpful advice on collecting and identifying these natural beauties. Free Teacher's Manual available. Grades: 3–5. Boost: Seriously Fun Learning! Keeping children entertained and engaged is the key to learning, and the Boost series offers a wide range of fun-filled coloring and activity books that help teach a variety of basic skills. Each title is targeted to a specific grade range and carefully aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which are listed at the bottom of each page. Dover Original.