Browse all book lists


26 Books
Save in Readling App
Want to learn more about earthquakes? Why do they happen? What should you do when there is an earthquake? Are there any fictions about earthquakes too?
  • Tummy Rumble Quake: An Earthquake Safety Book

    Heather L Beal

    Hardcover (Train 4 Safety Press, Aug. 1, 2017)
    2018 Bronze Medal Readers' Favorite Children's Social IssuesMom's Choice AwardLily and Niko Rabbit’s childcare class is practicing for the Great ShakeOut. They learn that the Great ShakeOut helps prepare them for an earthquake. They also learn the basics of what causes an earthquake and how it causes things to fall and break. It also can sound like a really loud tummy rumble. They also learn where they can go and what they should to (drop, cover, and hold on) to be safe inside buildings, outside, and in a car. At the end of the day they feel comfortable recognizing what an earthquake is and how to be safe should it happen.Reading this book is a great way for parents, childcare providers, and caregivers, to talk to toddlers and preschool children about earthquake safety in a non-frightening way. Children can easily relate with these characters and their story gives children the tools and information they need to help stay safe and be prepared should an earthquake happen.
  • When The Ground Shakes: Earthquake Preparedness Book for Physical and Emotional Health of Children

    Irit Almog MA, Shoshana Wheeler MA, David R. Aseraf

    Paperback (Children 911 Resources, Jan. 29, 2018)
    Preparing children for an unpredictable event, such as an earthquake, is one of the best ways to reduce trauma and maintain children’s mental and emotional well-beings. We combined our experiences as a Marriage & Family Therapist and School Counselor to write this book, both specializing in work with young children for more than 20 years. Our first-hand experience helping children cope with traumas, including natural disasters, is what opened our eyes to the need for this type of self-help guidance book. This book was written to introduce the concept of an earthquake, and to provide children with tools to stay safe and cope during the event. There are books available that teach children what to do during an earthquake. The purpose of our book is to address children’s emotional well-beings and to help reduce their anxiety and fear. Children learn through repetition. We recommend reading and practicing the skills introduced in this book on a regular basis. This book can also be used post-earthquake to help kids cope with their emotions and help them make sense of what has happened. When children know what to do, they are less likely to be scarred by the traumatic event. We hope adults and children find this book informative and fun, even in the most stressful times. Warmly, Irit Almog & Shoshana Wheeler
  • Earthquake in the Early Morning

    Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 24, 2001)
    The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! An adventure that will shake you up! That's what Jack and Annie get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to California in 1906. As soon as they arrive, the famous San Francisco earthquake hits the city. Can Jack and Annie save the day? Or will San Francisco be destroyed first? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at!
  • A Perfect Time for Pandas

    Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 22, 2014)
    The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Time-traveling brother-and-sister team Jack and Annie have to find a certain kind of food. The magic tree house whisks them off to a village in the mountains of southeast China, close to a world-famous panda reserve. Will it be their easiest adventure yet? Not a chance! Jack and Annie don't know it, but they’ve arrived on the day of a historic earthquake!Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #48, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #20: A Perfect Time for Pandas. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at!
  • Jump into Science: Earthquakes

    Ellen J. Prager, Susan Greenstein

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, May 8, 2007)
    What causes earthquakes? Where do they happen most? What should you do if you feel the earth shake? Just follow the friendly crow-in-the-know for all the answers!National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.
  • Earthquakes

    Dr. Franklyn M. Branley, Megan Lloyd

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Feb. 1, 2005)
    Read and find out about one of nature's most mysterious forces—the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don't even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.
  • Eye of the Earthquake Dragon: A Branches Book

    Tracey West, Daniel Griffo

    Paperback (Branches, April 30, 2019)
    Time is running out for the Dragon Masters to stop the dark wizard Maldred!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Dark wizard Maldred has stolen the Gold and Silver Keys! With these keys, he can now control the Naga: a powerful dragon who can cause terrible earthquakes. The Naga lives in a secret temple in the center of the earth... and Maldred is on his way there! Drake and his friends Jean and Darma travel to the temple to try to stop him. What will they find there? Will the Dragon Masters defeat Maldred once and for all?
  • Disaster Strikes #1: Earthquake Shock

    Marlane Kennedy

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, June 24, 2014)
    When disaster strikes, the only thing you can count on is yourself!It had seemed like the perfect California day. But as Joey Flores walked home from the skate park with his friends, the ground began to tremble, and Joey knew they were headed for trouble....The earthquake that followed devastated their neighborhood, collapsing a nearby overpass with Joey and Fiona on one side and Kevin and Dylan on the other. Now Joey and his friends must rescue each other, endure the aftershocks, and find a new way home as the earth cracks beneath their feet.
  • Detecting Earthquakes

    Marne Ventura

    Hardcover (Focus Readers, Jan. 1, 2017)
    Examines how scientists study earthquakes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a ""How It Works"" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.
  • The World's Worst Earthquakes

    John R. Baker

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    The windows rattle. The ground shakes. Soon the ground cracks open and buildings come crashing down. It's an earthquake! These shattering natural disasters cause huge amounts of damage wherever they hit. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest earthquakes from around the world.
  • Escape from the Great Earthquake

    Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris

    Paperback (Scholastic Press, June 27, 2017)
    Ranger travels to San Francisco and meets Lily Chen. She was sent from China to America to work as a young servant, but she dreams of studying to be a doctor. When the Great Earthquake hits, Ranger arrives in time to rescue Lily from falling beams in the mission house where she lives. Together they flee to safety, stopping to help another girl, May Wong, save her little brother from the family's collapsed market. Lily and May try to make their way through the ruined city with Ranger at their side. But can they escape crumbling buildings and raging fires, all while facing anti-Chinese discrimination?
  • I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

    Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, March 1, 2012)
    The terrifying details of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake jump off the page!Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible.But early one spring morning, everything changes. Leo's world is shaken -- literally -- and he finds himself stranded in the middle of San Francisco as it crumbles and burns to the ground. Does Leo have what it takes to survive this devastating disaster?The I SURVIVED series continues with another thrilling story of a boy caught in one of history's most terrifying disasters!
  • What Was the San Francisco Earthquake?

    Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler, Who HQ, Ted Hammond

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, Oct. 25, 2016)
    In this addition to the What Was? series, kids will experience what it was like to be in San Francisco in 1906 when the ground buckled in a major, catastrophic earthquake.One early April morning in 1906, the people of San Francisco were jolted awake by a mammoth earthquake—one that registered 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Not only was there major damage from the quake itself but broken gas lines sparked a fire that ravaged the city for days. More than 500 city blocks were destroyed and over 200,000 people were left homeless. But the city quickly managed to rebuild, rising from the ashes to become the major tourist destination it is today. Here's an exciting recount of an incredible disaster.
  • Earthquakes: Geology and Weather

    William B. Rice

    Paperback (Teacher Created Materials, Aug. 1, 2009)
    Most of the Earth's changes happen over millions of years, but earthquakes can force significant changes to the land in just a few moments. Readers will learn the science of plate tectonics and its role in the development of earthquakes around the globe. They will also learn that not all rocks are created equal. In fact, rocks are all different ages! This book concludes with images of the damage and destruction that earthquakes can cause.About Shell Education Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.
  • Haiti Earthquake Survival Stories

    Marne Ventura

    Library Binding (Momentum, Jan. 1, 2016)
    Through narrative nonfiction text, readers hear stories from survivors of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a fast-fact section, fact-filled captions and callouts, a timeline of the disaster, infographics, a glossary, a listing of source notes, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
  • Quake!

    Joe Cottonwood

    Paperback (Apple, April 1, 1996)
    When the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 hits, fourteen-year-old Franny witnesses the devastation of her community and is called upon to save the lives of her family and her best friend. Reprint.
  • National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking photos, facts, and fun!

    Kathy Furgang

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, Oct. 8, 2013)
    National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes explodes with incredible photos and amazing facts about the awesome powers of nature. You'll find out that three-quarters of Earth's volcanoes are underwater, that an earthquake in Chile shortened the day by 1.26 milliseconds, and much more. Bursting with fascinating information about the biggest volcanic eruptions and earth-shattering earthquakes, this book takes a fun approach to science, introducing kids to plate tectonics and the tumultuous forces brewing beneath the Earth's surface. Filled with fabulous photos and peppered with great facts, this is a must-have for all young nature lovers, sure to satisfy kids' curiosity about natural disasters and the powers of nature.
  • The Haitian Earthquake of 2010

    Peter Benoit

    Paperback (Childrens Pr, Sept. 1, 2011)
    b>A True Book-Disasters The horror! The humanity! The heroes! Read these true, heartstopping tales about unimaginable devastation wrought by nature and humans, and the amazing spirit of the people who united in recovery in the aftermath of nuclear explosions, worldwide diseases, earthquakes and hurricanes, and terrorist attacks.
  • How to Survive an Earthquake

    Heather Lee Montgomery

    Library Binding (Capstone Press, Jan. 1, 2009)
    How to Survive an Earthquake is a Capstone Press publication.
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes

    Patricia Lauber

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, June 1, 1988)
    Explains the geological causes of earthquakes and volcanoes and how they affect our lives
  • Investigating Earthquakes

    Elizabeth Elkins

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Jan. 1, 2017)
    Dangerous landslides. Collapsed buildings. Blazing fires. The violent shaking of earthquakes can cause a devastating amount of damage in a short time. Get an up-close look at how these catastrophes form and learn about some of history’s worst earthquakes.
  • Extreme Earthquakes and Tsunamis

    John Farndon

    Library Binding (Hungry Tomato ®, Aug. 1, 2017)
    Earthquakes can destroy entire cities in mere minutes and send shock waves rippling around the world. These devastating quakes become even more deadly when followed by monster waves. Tsunamis may travel faster than a jet across thousands of miles of ocean. Once they reach the coast, these huge walls of water can wash away everything in their path in one fatal whoosh. No place on Earth is entirely safe from earthquakes. But the technology to detect these hidden terrors is constantly improving. Discover the most fearsome earthquakes and tsunamis throughout history, as well as the science behind how and where these disasters strike.
  • Neptune: God of the Sea and Earthquakes

    Teri Temple, Emily Temple, Eric Young

    Library Binding (Childs World Inc, Jan. 1, 2015)
    Introduces the Roman god Neptune and explains his importance; features well-known Roman myths about this god; and includes map of ancient Rome and family tree of the Roman gods.
  • Saving Animals After Earthquakes

    Joyce Markovics

    Library Binding (Bearport Pub Co Inc, Aug. 1, 2011)
    In a gripping new series, children will meet the everyday heroes who have risked their lives to save animals both large and small--from cats and dogs to sea otters, pelicans, horses and panda bears--when disaster strikes!
  • Witness to Disaster: Earthquakes

    Judy Fradin, Dennis Fradin

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, April 8, 2008)
    It’s another normal day in Alaska, where the beauty of the rugged landscape makes the hardships of winter worth enduring. This Northern life is good, you think, when suddenly—without warning—your world is ROCKED! The ground sways beneath your feet with sickening force. You’ve just been caught in the second strongest earthquake in history! Witness to Disaster: Earthquakes uses eyewitness accounts and pulse-racing narrative to bring readers into the terrifying heart of an earthquake. The first chapter documents the 1964 Alaskan quake that shook Prince William Sound with a 9.2 magnitude force, and set off a tsunami that ultimately caused most of the deaths attributed to this frightening act of nature. The following chapters explore the deadly history of earthquakes and the seismic and geological science of this phenomenon. Readers learn how and why earthquakes occur, and what scientists can do to prevent casualties. The expansive back matter includes a list of sources to discover more about these fearsome catastrophes.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.
  • Earthquakes & Volcanoes Glb

    Lin Sutherland

    Hardcover (Reader's Digest, May 1, 2000)
    Text, illustrations, and hands-on activities present information about earthquakes and volcanoes, including notable examples in history.