I just discovered this series of Basher books! Rocks and Minerals is the fifth in the series of science books. The illustrations, although a bit cartoonish, are engaging.
In Rocks and Minerals, the information is written in first person perspective. I love the way the factual information about science topics is presented... great nonfiction mentor text. This book explores rocks, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, etc. The text develops science concepts through understandable and creatively written text.
I love this series and so do my students. Although some of the concepts are difficult to comprehend, budding scientists will spend time wisely working their way through the text... asking lots of questions, drawing inferences, and synthesizing learning.