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Contributor(s): Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
ISBN: 1426307756     ISBN-13: 9781426307751
Publisher: Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: April 2011
Annotation: Introduces dinosaurs, including how scientists know they existed, what they ate, how they cared for their young, and what the descendants of dinosaurs may look like today.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dinosaurs; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Prehistoric
Dewey: 567.9
LCCN: 2010037806
Lexile Measure: 520
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: National Geographic Readers
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.00" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 143621
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q56410
Reading Level: 3.1   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): KATHY WEIDNER ZOEHFELD is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and University of Michigan Ann Arbor where she decided to put her science degrees to use by writing nonfiction books for kids. Since then she has written over 60 natural science and history books for young readers, and been awarded honors by the NSTA/CBC, the NCSS/CBC, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Library Association, the IRA/CBC Children’s Choice. When she’s not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kathy loves to spend her free time exploring, doing field work, and preparing fossils in the laboratory for her local natural history museums.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
In addition to simple dinosaur facts, this book includes a table of contents, pronunciation guide, vocabulary help, and a four-word glossary to introduce new readers to nonfiction. The text discusses the familiar T. rex as well as lesser-known species, all of which are portrayed in the dynamic illustrations. The photo of a paleontologist piecing together dinosaur bones is a standout. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.