The Pebble in My Pocket : A History of Our Earth, Paperback

The Pebble in My Pocket : A History of Our Earth Paperback

Illustrated by Chris Coady

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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.

Readers follow the processes of rock formation and erosion that create new pebbles all over the world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780711210769


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The Pebble in my Pocket by Meredith Hooper and Christopher Coady starts off with a girl that finds a pebble in her pocket. She then holds it up and describes what the pebble looks like, and asks, “where did you come from, pebble?” The book then goes into the cycle of the rock from the molten magma to the weathering of the cliffs, and brings you back to the pebble she is holding in her hand. It puts a twist on the history of where rocks come from and also makes it more interesting for younger children. This book, while being suited for younger children, still has very detailed descriptions of how rocks are formed.