...This slim book provides just the right amount of rock trivia for young school children in North Jersey. As a retired middle school science teacher, I wish I had a reference like this to use as a jumping off point for earth history units. I'm keeping this in my car glove compartment...--Retired school teacher
Veronica Ditko's knowledge of archaeology comes through in this wonderful children's history of Hawthorne, New Jersey. Beginning with the prehistoric age, she cleverly explains the changes that rocks have brought through the centuries to this borough in the northwestern part of the Garden State... --Linda J. Barth, children's book author and retired schoolteacher
This book is rock solid! I really enjoyed this book! It was written in such a fun and easy way to really help children learn and become interested in their surroundings. I don’t live in Hawthorne, or its surrounding areas, but after reading this book, I find myself looking at rocks in my area and am curious about their history! —Susan P.
My son loves this book! He loves to collect rocks so this is a perfect read for him.—Anonymous
Book Description: Children learn best through tangible objects like rocks. “A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey” explores the history of Hawthorne New Jersey through rocks, and inspires school-aged youngsters to look at their surroundings, learn from what they can touch and see, and keep them searching for more. The book runs through prehistoric times to present day in Hawthorne with compelling language, photos, and go-get-‘em encouragement. Children will not even realize they are absorbing history and learning some earth science along the way.
Where to Buy it: Bookends, 211 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, Tel: 201-445-0726 Website: www.book-ends.com
About the Author: Veronica MacDonald Ditko is a lover of history and has written many articles of local interest in New Jersey. Even more important to her is sharing this information in compelling language for both adults and children. Her first published book is "A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey." Veronica has also written for newspapers in Massachusetts and New Jersey, as well as mainstream, business and trade magazines. She is the face behind the longtime “An Accidental Anthropologist” blog in Northern New Jersey.
Veronica is available to speak to elementary school children as well as adults. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching children in a voluntary setting. Please contact her through social media (see below) or here.
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