The following books and websites contain additional information, activities, and enrichment options. The books may be available through publishers, distributors such as bookstores or online retailers, or library systems.

For Students

The Best Book of Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals
Chris Pellant, Kingfisher, 2000
Ann O. Squire, Children's Press, 2002
A Handful of Dirt
Raymond Bial, Walker, 2000
Christin Ditchfield, Children's Press, 2002

For Teachers

Eyewitness Explorers: Rocks and Minerals
Steve Parker, Peter Visscher, N.J. Hewetson, Raymond Turvey, DK Publishing, 1997
If You Find a Rock
Peggy Christian, Barbara Hirsch Lember, Harcourt Children's Books, 2000
Rocks, Minerals & Fossils of the World
Chris Pellant, Little Brown, 1990


Learning from the Fossil Record

For additional websites, see the Best of the Net feature at and sites recommended by the National Science Teachers Association at