Although there are not many picture books about volcanoes, this topic can make a great science-themed storytime . Your audience would enjoy seeing a model of an erupting volcano – maybe you can borrow one from a local science fair student. For a hands-on project, make these playdoh volcanoes, or these tissue paper volcano posters.
Fuge, Charles. THREE LITTLE DINOSAURS. Three dinos want to fly, so they try to take off from the top of a volcano.
George, Jean C. DEAR KATIE, THE VOLCANO IS A GIRL. Grandmother and Katie wonder if that noise is from a volcano, or from a Hawaiian goddess.
Lewis, Thomas P. HILL OF FIRE. In this classic beginning reader based on a true story, a volcano in Mexico erupts and threatens a town.
Mandel, Peter. ZOO AH-CHOOOO. After a succession of animal sneezes cause chaos at the zoo, a mud volcano erupts.
Pilkey, Dav. DOGZILLA. What monster rises from a smoking volcano? Dogzilla!
Rusch, Elizabeth. VOLCANO RISING. Cut paper collages dramatically illustrate this brief nonfiction book on volcanoes.
Also see the previous Volcanoes and Earthquakes storytime ideas page from August 2003.