Volcanoes

A volcano is an opening the the earth's crust that allows energy to escape from below the crust. This can come in the form of gas, ash, dust or even molten rock. Volcanoes can build into great mountains over time, and they can also explode violently.

One famous volcanic event is the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy, which buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD.

For more on natural disasters, see the features on Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Weather.

Volcano Rising

Volcano Rising

Elizabeth Rusch
Illustrator:  Susan Swan 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Charlesbridge, 2013   ISBN: 978-1580894081
Read the review »
Ashfall

Ashfall

Mike Mullen
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Tanglewood Press, 2011   ISBN: 978-1933718552
Read the review »
Plate Tectonics: Earth's Moving Crust

Plate Tectonics: Earth's Moving Crust

Darlene R. Stills
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Compass Point Books, 2007   ISBN: 0756519578
Read the review »
Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Ken Rubin
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-1416938620
Read the review »
Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Joelle Riley
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 7
Lerner Publications, 2008   ISBN: 978-0822579090
Read the review »
Volcanoes: Witness to Disaster

Volcanoes: Witness to Disaster

Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 11
National Geographic, 2007   ISBN: 978-0792253761
Read the review »
The Fiery Mount: Volcanoes

The Fiery Mount: Volcanoes

Michael George
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
The Creative Company, 2004   ISBN: 978-1583412558
Read the review »
Experience Volcano

Experience Volcano

Anne Rooney
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
DK, 2006   ISBN: 978-0756614096
Read the review »
Volcano!

Volcano!

Cynthia Nicolson
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Kids Can Press, 2001   ISBN: 978-1550749663
Read the review »
Into the Volcano: A Volcano Researcher at Work

Into the Volcano: A Volcano Researcher at Work

Donna O'Meara
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
Kids Can Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-1553376927
Read the review »
Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge

Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge

Helene Montardre
Illustrator:  David Giraudon 
Photographer: Philippe Bourseiller
For ages 12 and up
Abrams, 2003   ISBN: 978-0810945906
Read the review »
Volcanoes and  Earthquakes

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Susanna van Rose
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
DK CHILDREN, 2008   ISBN: 978-0756637804
Read the review »
Eyewitness: Natural Disasters

Eyewitness: Natural Disasters

Claire Watts
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
DK CHILDREN, 2006   ISBN: 0756620732
Read the review »
The Day the World Exploded: The Earthshaking Catastrophe at Krakatoa

The Day the World Exploded: The Earthshaking Catastrophe at Krakatoa

Simon Winchester
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Collins, 1997   ISBN: 978-0061239823
Read the review »
Danger! Volcanoes

Danger! Volcanoes

Seymour Simon
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 9
Chronicle, 2002   ISBN: 978-1587171826
Read the review »
css.php