"In this dynamic volume on a perpetually popular subject, budding paleontologists learn about a birdlike dinosaur in China, a fossilized dinosaur brain in England, and dinosaur feathers trapped in amber in Myanmar. They'll also come face-to-face with the largest dinosaur ever found, a reptile heavier than a Boeing 737, in Argentina. All of these amazing things have been discovered in just the past few years. Fossils are truly some of the most exciting things science has to offer, especially to young readers. This volume is jam-packed with the most up-to-date unearthings, all complemented by colorful art that brings these creatures to life. A detailed graphic organizer provides visual reinforcement to summarize fascinating new discoveries."
Author: John Murray
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2014-08-27
A Guided Skills-Based Journey is a series of books aimed at developing key reading and study skills. This brilliant new series provides teachers with a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, which will allow children to access, interpret and understand what they are reading. It increases the child's knowledge and understanding of why certain words are chosen by an author. It gives the reader the chance to speculate on the tone and purpose of the texts, as well as consider both the texts' themes and audience.
Author: Brenda Z. Guiberson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Which dinosaur was the greatest? Was it the tallest, the biggest, the strongest, the smartest, the weirdest, the fastest, or the smallest? Or was it the oldest bird, the best parent, the one with the best night vision, the best armor, or the longest tail spikes? In this picture book from Brenda Z. Guiberson, fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite dinosaurs!
Author: Luis Rey
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2001-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Based on the latest scientific data and findings from Asia, South America, and the South Pole, a gripping foray into the world of the dinosaurs reveals the many types of dinosaurs that existed, from ones with feathers to ones that had claws over three feet long. 15,000 first printing.
Author: Peter Capainolo
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 2010-09-02
How Fast Can a Falcon Dive? explores the world of raptors in a way that will appeal to bird lovers and biology enthusiasts alike. This colorful volume is complete with more than fifty-five color and black and white images from photographers and artists around the world. In a reader friendly question and answer format, ornithologist Peter Capainolo and science writer Carol A. Butler define and classify raptors, explore the physical attributes of birds of prey, view how their bodies work, and explain the social and physical behaviors of these species-how they communicate, hunt, reproduce, and more. Capainolo, who received one of the first falconry licenses issued in New York state at age eighteen, relates his personal experience in falconry to describe raptor training and husbandry where the human-bird interactions are complex. From stories of red-tailed hawks making their homes on the ledges of Manhattan skyscrapers to their role in protecting California's vineyards from flocks of grape-loving starlings, How Fast Can a Falcon Dive? explores how these avian predators interact with people and with their environment.