Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth by Jon Chad (Roaring Book Press)
Here ya go, wannabe geologists! That trip you’ve always wanted to take down into the center of the earth. And Jon Chad helps us with this tall, narrow book. The image above has the book sideways but it reads as if you were plunging down into the earth, deeper and deeper with each page. The format of this book is truly half the fun. Each page takes you closer and close to your journey. Watch out for the giant! And when you get to the middle of the book (the earth) you have to flip the book around because then you start climbing back to the surface of the earth. It’s truly a clever book with a style that will make the boys (and we keep reminding ourselves how hard it is to get some boys to pick up books) want to pick it up again and again. And I’m sure they might even come up with a version of their own. Teacher Alert! Science and fun in kids books, imagine that!