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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.


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

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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