What are Diamonds, and How do They Form?

In Depth Science Book 1

Children - Non-Fiction
85 Pages
Reviewed on 09/11/2016
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

What are Diamonds, and How do They Form? (In Depth Science Book 1) by Judith Hubbard is an educational and informative book for children that will tell them about diamonds, how these are formed, what they are made from, and so on. A diamond is the hardest natural material ever discovered and is made out of an atom named carbon. The author also speaks about the make up of the earth and how diamonds come to the surface with the help of temperature and pressure changes.

The author handles the topic extensively and in a manner that is appealing to child readers. Illustrations, activities, a glossary for the scientific terms, and a self-quiz to test one's knowledge after reading make this an interesting book for young readers. It is a must-have book in school libraries as it contains good reference material and gives a lot of information and details about diamonds. The pictures define the scientific progress nicely for readers to understand better.

The activities at the end of the book are very helpful and can also be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The self-quiz is also useful to find out if children have understood all the information about diamonds. Books like this are good for readers as they make the topics engaging and interesting, at the same time giving a wealth of information and knowledge about the topic covered.