Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Like the Grand Canyon itself, this book is a breathtaking work of art, one to pour over for hours. The vast amount of information and beauty of the gorgeous illustrations and diagrams cannot be digested in one sitting! Jason Chin takes readers on an adventure through time, starting at the bottom of the canyon, ending at the rim.

Readers learn how each layer of rock teaches us about the past. We spot a cougar sipping cool water from the Colorado River and then swim alongside ancient prehistoric creatures. The colorful canyon has been full of life for millions of years.

As part of the LitART LITE series, young readers become comfortable reading, writing, and discussing powerful academic language related to geology. The LITE series welcomes students to explore and discover our world through excellent non-fiction texts like Jason Chin’s impressive Grand Canyon.