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The Pebble in my Pocket: A History of Our Earth

The Pebble in my Pocket: A History of Our Earth by Meredith Hooper, and Chris Coady

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By Meredith Hooper, and and, Chris Coady

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Where do pebbles come from? How were they made? This book tells the story of a pebble, from its origins in a fiery volcano 480 million years ago to a busy, modern landscape.


05 Sep 2022

I loved it because it was super interesting.

04 Sep 2022

This is a great book which tells us about the history of the Earth and how it has changed over time. I enjoyed the part with the dinosaurs!

28 Jul 2022

Overall it was okay.I'm not really interested in Dinosaurs and the Stone Age.

23 Jun 2022

The pebble in my pocket is non-fiction but is fiction too. It has amazing descriptions, and powerful language so the children at school can discuss expressive language. I have read this book as a follow-on and recap on volcanoes. I love the illustrations, the powerful language and the story of the pebble. It is imaginative and yet full of facts to help teach rocks,

I would definitely recommend this as a read for pleasure, but also many aspects of this book can lead to further fiction/nonfiction writing and poetry.

02 Jan 2022

The Pebble in my Pocket was sort of telling you the story of how a giant rock turned into a miniature pebble.
I definitely enjoyed it. I liked the history and seeing all the things that happened in the past.
It was a great non-fiction book and I definitely recommend it !

30 Aug 2021

My favourite part was the T. rex part

10 Jul 2021

This book would be perfect for Year 3 and the rocks related science curriculum. I was recommended this book at a STEM chat and as a soon to be Open University Geology student and Year 3 ECT I just had to get my hands on this book. It offers a detailed walk through of the Earth’s history with beautiful illustrations but is quite wordy for a picture book so probably best shared as a class. It also includes a lovely geological timeline at the end of the book.

28 Mar 2021

It was alright

15 Jan 2021

I have been reading this story as part of my English work for school.
Its a very interesting book about the history of our earth and what is happening over time.

03 Jan 2021

I thought that this book was nice because It told me a lot of facts about pebbles.
It interested me because it was about dinosaurs and periods.
I would recommend this book to people who like history and dinosaurs.

25 Aug 2020

It was too complicated.
I wouldn't recommend it.

19 Aug 2020

This book is very intresting because it tells you the story of how a pebble came from a rock millions of years ago to how it is today. It is so amazing! I really recommend it

12 Aug 2020

This is a factual book about where pebbles come from. It had lots of little writing and was not funny but it was interesting. I love pebbles.

28 Jul 2020

This was a very interesting and infofmative read

09 Sep 2018

Wow. A great book that explains the history of our earth.

30 Aug 2018

I liked reading about the history of our Earth, and my favourite bit was when humans first started.

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