The Magnificent Makers #9: Rolling Through the Rock Cycle

The ninth book in this STEM-based makerspace chapter book series for fans of the Magic School Bus!

Boom! Snap! Whiz! Zap! The Magnificent Makers is a fiction chapter book series filled with real science, adventure, and characters kids will love! Every book includes two science activities kids can do at home.

A normal day at school collecting rocks becomes a magnificent adventure! Violet, Pablo, and their friend Daniel get transported to the Maker Maze to learn all about how rocks are made. Violet and Pablo are super excited to be back in the maze, but Daniel doesn’t like that they can’t choose the different activities. Can the friends work together to learn all about the rock cycle and escape the maze in time?

In Rolling Through the Rock Cycle, the kids learn about being okay with change and trying new things. Don’t miss the other books in the series!

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Theanne Griffith

THEANNE GRIFFITH (she/her) is a neuroscientist and the author of the STEM-themed chapter book series The Magnificent Makers and co-author with Andrea Beaty of the Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files series, a full-color nonfiction early reader series based on the new Ada Twist, Scientist Netflix show. Since she was a little girl, she’s loved both storytelling and science. Her books blend these two passions, taking young readers on out of this world adventures they’ll never forget. Theanne received her BA in neuroscience and Spanish from Smith College, and earned her doctorate in neuroscience from Northwestern University. She is currently as Assistant Professor at the University of California Davis.

Visit to find out more and follow her at @doctheagrif.

She has been featured on NPR and TODAY Parents.

Theanne is represented by Chelsea Eberly.

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