How Does a Bone Become a Fossil?
by Melissa Stewart
How Does It Happen?
Heinemann-Raintree, 2009
for Grades 2-4
ISBN 978-1-41093-457-4
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How Does Bone Become a Fossil?
A combination of clear, simple text; well-captioned photos; and dynamic design introduce young readers to the process of transforming sand into glass.
Honors and Awards
National Science Teachers Association Recommended Title
Research Notes
“Like most people, I don’t usually spend much time thinking about sand or the glass-making process. Researching this book was a great opportunity to do just that. In the process, I learned all kinds of interesting things.

“Here’s my favorite fact: that parrotfish munch on coral to get at the tiny creatures inside. The coral breaks down in their digestive system, and brand new sand comes out ‘the other end.’ We have parrotfish to thank for many of the world’s sandy beaches.”
“Information is clearly presented using a large font, diagrams, and photographs formatted to resemble Polaroid pictures. . . . This series does a first-rate job answering some important scientific questions.”
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