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Dinosaurs (National Geographic Readers)

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There's nothing more fascinating than dinosaurs. In this Level 1 reader, youngsters learn all about the terrifying giants that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as their own backyard! They'll be wowed by new information and eye-popping illustrations from National Geographic, a trusted source of children's nonfiction content.

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Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Sep 25, 2011 rated it liked it
This is my third National Geographic Reader this week (I have to complete the goodreads reading challenge someway, and what better way than to catch up on the books my kids were reading earlier this year). To my surprise, the quality has been all over the place. I started with Sharks, which was tons of fun, and then I read Trains, which was a steaming pile of crap; Dinosaurs sits right in the middle.

It achieves what it sets out to achieve -- though not necessarily what it should have been achiev
Miloš & Brontë
Miloš: I really liked it.

Pa: Really? You didn't love it?

Miloš: No, I really liked it?

Pa: Interesting. So why didn't you love it?

Miloš: Umm ... cause it wasn't a number three book.

Pa: You mean it wasn't hard enough?

Miloš: No, but that would still be easy for me because I've already read a really huge book.

Pa: What book was that?

Miloš: Iron Giant

Pa: That is a pretty big book. You liked stuff in it, though.

Miloš: I liked how the dinosaurs walked on their toes. How their necks were curved.

Pa: Why
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about dinosaurs. Along with many other National Geographic kids books, this one has many captivating pictures along with great passages telling all about dinosaurs.

This book gives insight into a dinosaur's existence long ago. This book has information on many different kinds of dinosaurs and where they might have lived.

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I would use this book in a science lesson on extinction. I would explain what they new vocabulary word means and then I would hav
Mellanie C
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this to the kids at summer day camp. The boys especially really enjoyed it.
Adam Al Suliman
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
It shows us dinosaurs bones.
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I’ve read lots of dinosaur books before but this one taught me new things like dinosaurs didn’t have fur and I learned about what they ate. They also talked about dinosaurs I had never heard of before like the Buitreraptor. I had also never seen the Microraptor before. I thought it was cool that they showed how big a dinosaur was compared
Julia Jasztal
Feb 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Mommy's review from 11/7/11 -

Unless the child you plan on giving/reading this to is learning to read at about, say, two years old, pass on this.
I'm usually quite forgiving about dino information being basic. Just because Julia is a self-proclaimed dinosaur expert doesn't mean all kids are after all. But this is far, far, too easy for even a toddler. Unless that toddler is just now being introduced to dinosaurs as a whole, with this book.
I support National Geographic and N.G. Kids but this is a
Dinosaurs is a very beginner book that would be great for younger children. It discusses what dinosaurs are and some of the different kinds of them. It also gives a lot of great vocabulary words that will help students understand dinosaurs better. It shows the students pictures as well of a human compared to a dinosaurs and the different sizes of them. I think a great pair would be Tea Rex. This is a little kids book and talks about having a dinosaur come over for tea. In the book Dinosaurs it t ...more
Fiction Twin Text:
Dinosaurs Love Underpants
By: Claire Freedman
Copyright: 2009

Rationale: I chose to link these two books to focus on the difference between fiction and non-fiction literature. Dinosaurs by Kathy Zoefeld offers information about these prehistoric creatures at a primary level, while still including many non-fiction features. Dinosaurs Love Underpants in a colorful and imaginative fictional book that playfully talks about how the dinosaurs actually became extinct fighting over under
Samantha Groth
Dinosaurs is the last non-fiction book I choose. This book has many pictures of dinosaurs and simple words to help explain what these dinosaurs did. One thing I love about this book is it had "word bites" on pages that defined words that students might not know. I also really enjoyed that it showed students how to pronounce dinosaur species names (we all know how difficult that can be!) This is a informal non-fiction book. It is based on fun informative facts which makes it an informal nonfictio ...more
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Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than sixty books for children, including DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); DID DINOSAURS HAVE FEATHERS?, a Children's Book of the Month Club selection, described as "fascinating" by Kirkus Reviews; and DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, a 2003 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book ...more
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