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Dinosaur Discoveries

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  39 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Here are the most recent theories about the history of dinosaurs, backed up with amazing facts about dinosaur discoveries. Gibbons discusses the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaccous periods and many of the non-bird dinosaurs that lived during each of those times.
Paperback, 33 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Holiday House (first published September 15th 2005)
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Brittany Dalziel
Personal Reaction: This book was really interesting. Not only does this book talk about the different kinds of dinosaurs, but it also talks about finding fossils of dinosaurs and how people came to know that dinosaurs used to exist. I liked the illustrations in the book and my favorite parts were that the pronounciation of different types of dinosaurs were given and how that, at the end of the book, there is a map of where all of the dinosaur fossils have been found throughout the world.

Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
This nonfiction book on dinosaurs is for the intermediate reader. This book gives current facts that scientist have found about dinosaurs. The book only gives one theory to demonstrate the reason why there are no more living dinosaurs. The book stated that is was reviewed by a paleontologist at the museum of natural history. The book is organized very well; it starts with a brief summary of what a dinosaur is and came about. Then the book breaks into sections of different dinosaurs. The format o ...more
Lisa Overberg
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
This exciting, vibrant book provides pictures of different kinds of dinosaurs, and discusses the time period(s) and era in which they lived in. Additionally, it discusses paleontologists, what their job consists of, and what fossils teach us. It provides theories that scientists have about dinosaurs based on the information they have found so far.

Reading Level: 3.3
Grade Level: 3- 5
Lexile: 760L
Genre: Juvenile nonfiction, picture book
Format: Print
Plot: Gibbons provides a guide to dinosaurs for children. Fantastic pronunciation guide!
Readers advisory:
Review citation: SLJ, 2006
Source: Author recommended in class
Recommended age: 6-8
Russel Santos
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love dinosaurs. Thank you for the additional knowledge about them provided here!
Dec 06, 2010 rated it liked it
classic gail gibbons style
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From I was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1944. Even as a little child, I was always busy putting books together. Sometimes I would bind them with yarn to hold the pages together. I've always loved drawing and painting. I was also a very curious child. My parents tell me that I was always asking lots and lots of questions.

Later, I went on to the University of Illinois, where I stu
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