If You Were a Kid Discovering Dinosaurs
This book blends together fiction and non-fiction, as we imagine what it would be like to discover dinosaur fossils. Adventures ensue, and young readers will imagine they are transported back in time. Modern illustrations, simple timeline, maps, and illuminating sidebars provide a captivating look at life as a paleontologist. Helpful glossary included. 31 pgs, pb.
Millions of years ago, enormous animals called dinosaurs roamed Earth. Today, scientists learn about these prehistoric creatures by studying long-buried fossils. Readers will join dinosaur nut Miguel and his adventurous best friend Ruth as they go on an exciting fossil-finding adventure. As they enjoy the story, they will learn how paleontologists dig up fossils, what kinds of things fossils can teach us about the past, and much more.
These small-format books transport your young reader to Independence Hall for the discussion on the Constitution, a seat on the westward-bound Conestoga wagon, or the cramped passenger compartment in the Mayflower. Written in an entertaining question-and-answer format, reviewer Rebecca Rupp says her "kids plunged right in, answering questions and discussing answers." Approx. 80 pgs.